Hi, @SkrrtNick. The SSL certificate is provided by the HTTP server - not the DNS server.
So, while you have created this A record at Netlify:
api.skrrtscripts.com. 600 IN A 126.96.36.199
Netlify only handles the DNS for that domain name. When you create an A record for a domain name, that IP address is the IP address that answers for that domain name when IP packets are sent to it.
If you make HTTP requests to
api.skrrtscripts.com the IP address
188.8.131.52 will be the system that responses. That system will provide the SSL, not Netlify.
The solution for this will be to create your own SSL certificate and upload it to that system. You would then configure that system to use that SSL certificate as well. How that is done would depend on the web server software being used.
Note, you can use
certbot to provision the SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt yourself on that system provided that you have command line access to that system and can install