Setting up SSL - CNAME "Ready/Not ready" keeps changing

Hi, I’m trying to setup SSL before building my website (

I did Step 1 and added the CNAME records. The issue is, however, the readiness (as indicated by the “Ready”/“Not ready” indicator) keeps fluctuating. I hit refresh one time and the second one is ready, the second time only the first one is ready, then I hit refresh a couple of times and might catch both ready but by the time I click Generate SSL, it has already changed again.

I am very new to this, so I’m very confused about what is happening.

I’m not using any additional fancy software - I only bought my domain and pointed it to InfinityFree DNS.

Help would be massively appreciated!! Thanks, guys. :slight_smile:

There is a clue on the page, although maybe not very clear:

Please note that DNS changes can take up to 24 hours to take effect.

Due to DNS caching and stuff, it can take a while for the verification status to “stabilize”. So if it doesn’t work now yet, just try it again once every few hours or so. As long as you make sure the CNAME records are still there, you should be able to get the certificate soon.


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