Adding CAA Record To Domain

When installing an SSL certificate to your domain through the Let’s Encrypt plugin in cPanel, sometimes you’ll see an error where Let’s Encrypt cannot locate the CAA record. This happens with ‘’ subdomains often.

To get around this error, you’ll need to add a CAA record for the domain you’re using. First, you’ll start in cPanel, then click DNS Zone Editor


Then click Manage next to the domain you want to add the CAA record for.


Click the drop down to select the CAA Record option.


Fill in the information to look mimic the one below. Then once you’re ready click Add Record


Once that’s done you can install an SSL certificate like normal. You can follow along with this guide: Installing Free SSL Certificates.

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