89018 Cannot create a non-glue record that is beneath a delegated child zone

I’m trying to renew a let’s encrypt certificate that i’ve had no problem renewing before. using dns for authentication for a wildcard for *.sslip.smartcitiestransport.com. i set it up based on Welcome to sslip.io in august and have renewed twice no problem.

sudo certbot renew
Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log

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Processing /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/sslip.smartcitiestransport.com.conf
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Cert is due for renewal, auto-renewing...
Plugins selected: Authenticator dns-cloudflare, Installer None
Renewing an existing certificate for *.sslip.smartcitiestransport.com
Performing the following challenges:
dns-01 challenge for sslip.smartcitiestransport.com
Encountered CloudFlareAPIError adding TXT record: 89018 Cannot create a non-glue record that is beneath a delegated child zone.
Cleaning up challenges
Failed to renew certificate sslip.smartcitiestransport.com with error: Error communicating with the Cloudflare API: Cannot create a non-glue record that is beneath a delegated child zone.

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All renewals failed. The following certificates could not be renewed:
  /etc/letsencrypt/live/sslip.smartcitiestransport.com/fullchain.pem (failure)
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1 renew failure(s), 0 parse failure(s)

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