Why did my ACM certificate request fail with additional verification required?
Last updated: 2022-06-24
I tried to request an AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) certificate for my domain. The status is Failed with an error similar to the following:
"Additional verification required to request certificates for one or more domain names in this request".
This occurs as a fraud-protection measure if your domain ranks within the Alexa top 1000 websites. For more information, see Alexa Top Sites.
Note: You can't request a certificate for Amazon-owned domain names, such as those ending in amazonaws.com, cloudfront.net, or elasticbeanstalk.com.