Minor LetsEncrypt issue with GoDaddy this morning --maybe helpful?

Happy Friday, y’all.

I had a LetsEncrypt certificate expire today because a few of the domains associated with a site weren’t accessible. I hadn’t managed DNS for this client before, and looking into it GoDaddy had the word “forwarded” entered in the @ record for these domains, which no doubt caused the issue.

Changing the word “forwarded” to the actual IP address of the site fixed the issue and a re-provision successfully renewed the certificate.

I don’t know when “forwarded” was added, but I presume it was working before the most recent renewal attempt. Either LetsEncrypt changed something, or (far, far more likely) GoDaddy changed something.

Or I’m going crazy.

Either way, maybe my experience is helpful