Certificate Renewal Request email from Cloudflare

Received the following email (pasted below) from Cloudflare about renewing the cert for only one of several domains that were acquired on the same day. Says to manually add a record to the DNS. No links or additional information given.

All domains are proxied and use Cloudflare servers, but Cloudflare is not the registrar.

Does anyone have insight as to what this is or if it’s even legit?

Thanks in advance!

Pasted email . . .


As part of the Cloudflare SSL certificate renewal process, we need you to re-approve the domain [domain.name] so that we can re-issue SSL certificates for use on our network.

If you previously validated this domain using the HTTP DCV method, you are receiving this email because:

  • css.studio no longer resolves to Cloudflare’s edge, and we cannot automatically complete the renewal process.
  • Recent CA/B forum rule changes state that HTTP DCV is no longer permitted for wildcard certificates.

Add the DNS records shown below to avoid certificate expiration or remove the hostname if no longer in use. Your current certificate expires on Tue Oct 3 05:01:30 +0000 2023. If you are unable to complete validation by the expiration date, Cloudflare will remove this certificate from the edge. Add the following TXT entries to your authoritative DNS provider:

  • _acme-challenge.[domain.name] TXT kjsdhfia8w4hrawe8fiw48hi8hi4hfwli3f4AIM

Once records have been added, click this link to complete the renewal process: Certificate Approval | Cloudflare

The Cloudflare Team

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