How do I renew my letsencrypt certificate?

Posted March 23, 2020 1k views
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I tried running: sudo certbot renew –dry-run
I received error. It says:
“Type: unauthorized
To fix these errors, please make sure that your domain name was entered correctly and the DNS A/AAAA record(s) for that domain contain(s) the right IP address.”
What should I do?

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It sounds like that your domain name is not pointing to your Droplet.

In order for you to be able to use Let’s Encrypt you need to make sure that your A record of your Domain name is pointing to the Droplet’s IP address. This is how Let’s Encrypt validates if you are the actual owner of the specific domain name.

You can check your current DNS records via this DNS Lookup tool here:

Hope that this helps!