Verify error:DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up A for

I am trying to set up Jitsi via Docker-compose
I followed the instructions provided here

I used these values in my docker-compose.yml

        - PUBLIC_URL=
        - TZ=America/Toronto

I am getting the following errors and messages

Getting webroot for domain=''
 Standalone mode server error:DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up A for - check that a DNS record exists for this domain

I also have no web server set up on my local
Is there anything I am probably missing ?
Is there any prerequisites or requirements I am missing?

Did you replace all instances of “” with your own domain?

@Freddie This is my local no domain is set locally on my machine
Can I get it working on localhost like https://localhost:8000 and if the answer is yes,
then what should replace the values of

Yes, you can run Jitsi locally. I’m not a docker expert though, so I can’t really help with that. There are a number of threads on the forum addressing local installation, I suggest searching and checking them out.

Ok thanks

this has nothing you can do at the Jitsi-meet or even at your server level; the DNS is external to your system, it’s managed by registrars, you need to get in touch with one (organizations like Godaddy, Gandi…). Jitsi-meet is really aimed at vPS and all significant hosters provide registrar services and as such can get the domain (usually at extra cost), but if you have a home setup you don’t have a hoster that can include the domain in the bill, you have to get one directly. If you use an IP address you can more or less ignore the DNS requirement (but not with phones).

@gpatel-fr I just need to set it up locally make it working on https://localhost:8443 or, can you advise please what should be the values of variables inside the docker-compose ? specifically for LETSENCRYPT_DOMAIN and PUBLIC_URL ?

no idea