My domain's DNS is hosted by a third-party, not on my server or in a DNS cluster. Can I add a DNS record to get DNS DCV to pass?
No. AutoSSL randomly generates the DNS record each time, so a third-party DNS server cannot be updated fast enough.
If you use the Let's Encrypt plugin to issue certificates for wildcard domains, be aware that:
- This plugin cannot use HTTP DCV challenges to issue certificates for wildcard domains because Let's Encrypt does not support this type of challenge. For more information, read Let's Encrypt's HTTP-01 challenge type documentation.
- You cannot use this plugin to obtain certificates for wildcard domains if you use third-party DNS hosting. You need to host DNS on your local cPanel & WHM server or within the server's DNS cluster for wildcard certificates to issue as expected.
For more information, please review: The Let's Encrypt Plugin