No valid IP address found for domain when trying to get SSL certificate?

As I was following the tutorial found here: in order to get my SSL certificate. On step 4 I am asked to run the following command sudo certbot --nginx -d -d with my domains which are working, I keep getting the following error: No valid IP addresses found for m**.ca (my domain)**. I waited the 48 hours as instructed by Google domains after changing name servers and keep getting the same issue.

Show comments

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.


Is it really domain ? I tried few whois lookup web sites and got the same result - domain has not got an owner. In such case, there is no chance to get a certificate for it. But, if you put just as an example of your domain, then find out what says when you enter your actual domain there.

Try DigitalOcean for free

Click below to sign up and get $200 of credit to try our products over 60 days!

Sign up

Featured on Community

Get our biweekly newsletter

Sign up for Infrastructure as a Newsletter.

Hollie's Hub for Good

Working on improving health and education, reducing inequality, and spurring economic growth? We'd like to help.

Become a contributor

Get paid to write technical tutorials and select a tech-focused charity to receive a matching donation.

Welcome to the developer cloud

DigitalOcean makes it simple to launch in the cloud and scale up as you grow — whether you're running one virtual machine or ten thousand.

Learn more
DigitalOcean Cloud Control Panel