Certbot failed to authenticate

SYSTEM INFORMATION
ubuntu Jammy REQUIRED
Webmin v 2.105 REQUIRED
Virtualmin 7.8.2.gpl-1 REQUIRED
certbot SUGGESTED

It produced this output when trying to get an SSL for my domain

Certbot failed to authenticate some domains (authenticator: webroot). The Certificate Authority reported these problems:
Domain: [beqwizzapp0 dot com](ttp://beqwizzapp01 dot com/)
Type: unauthorized
Detail: 15.197.148.33: Invalid response from ttp://beqwizzapp01 dot com/.well-known/acme-challenge/t8yOPF2WRSO-fhQR2abMPyCrUhJDDtUvJgNF08a7G84: 404

Hint: The Certificate Authority failed to download the temporary challenge files created by Certbot. Ensure that the listed domains serve their content from the provided --webroot-path/-w and that files created there can be downloaded from the internet.

Some challenges have failed.
Ask for help or search for solutions at [ttps://community.letsencrypt](ttps://community.letsencrypt dot com/). See the logfile /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt dot com or re-run Certbot with -v for more details

My web server is : Apache version 2.4.52

The operating system : Ubuntu Jammy

Self hosted on ESXI server

Did you read the error? It’s telling you the problem.

The .well-known path cannot be reached. You either have some sort of proxy or redirect rules that prevent Let’s Encrypt from verifying your domain.

GoDaddy tells me that domain is for sale if I replace the dot with ‘.’ .

Well thank you. When i post the question it said only two links where allowed in the post so in order for my question to be posted I had change the “.com” to “dot com”

So how to i figure out how to solve that?

Did you change anything else or is this the domain in question?

The domain beqwizzapp01.com is registered, but may still be available.
It’s parked free, courtesy of GoDaddy(.)com

added the ip address in the as a A name record in the DNS

Well, I see the default page now. However the cert isn’t valid. Have you retried to get the cert updated yet?

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