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Problem creating A record without WWW

I am trying to get a certificate w let’s encrypt , in doing so I get as a response that no A record is found xxx.gr. So, I tried to create an A record but the validation of the hostname input box does not allow it. Whatever a type just precedes my sitename.

If the input box supposes to work this way then what might be the cause of getting back error message from cerbot?


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KFSys
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December 7, 2023

Heya @ambicoder,

Yes, you need to point your Domain to your Droplet, where you are running certbot from.

Regarding the addition of the A record, where are you trying to add it, is it DigitalOcean’s Control Panel? If not, I suggest to switch your Nameservers over to DigitalOcean’s:

As soon as you do that, you can follow this tutorial:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/networking/dns/how-to/

It will help you setup your DNS. Once you have that you should be able to use certbot to issue the let’s encrypt certificate.

alexdo
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December 7, 2023

Hello @ambicoder

Are you managing your DNS records from your DigitalOcean account? If that is so you can make sure your domain name is using the following nameservers:

ns1.digitalocean.com
ns2.digitalocean.com
ns3.digitalocean.com

You can also check our docs here on how to set an A record:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/networking/dns/how-to/manage-records/#a-records

It will take some time for the name server changes to propagate after you’ve saved them and it goes the same when updating DNS records. During this time, the domain registrar communicates the changes you’ve made with your ISP (Internet Service Provider). In turn, your ISP caches the new name servers to ensure quick site connections. This process usually takes about 30 minutes but could take up to a few hours depending on your registrar and your ISP’s communication methods.

Regards

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