lookup problem in dns

aaabyss at a-aabyss.com aaabyss at a-aabyss.com
Mon Mar 27 11:37:35 UTC 2000

On 26 Mar 2000, at 13:46, Ron Croonenberg wrote:

To:             	comp-protocols-dns-bind at moderators.isc.org
From:           	Ron Croonenberg <R.Croonenberg at ATISnet.com>
Subject:        	lookup problem in dns
Date sent:      	Sun, 26 Mar 2000 13:46:18 -0800
Organization:   	InfoStructure - Ashland, OR

> Ok, I'm not a real expert, but been around.
> At my work we host a bunch of domains and one is giving e trouble.
> when I look up the domain I get an answer from our nameserver and
> everything seems to be ok. however when someone outside our domain
> wants to lookup the domain. all nameservers (except ours) say that
> domain doesn't exist.
> If not mistaken, when a search for a domain is done and you own server
> doesn't have the info, it asks for it from a root-server...correct ?
> So does that mean if we can find it within our network, but nobody
> outside can ...it might be the domain isn't in the rootserver anymore.
> ?
> How can I see in a root domain server if it is registered there ?
> I don't know for sure, but I have the impression that the domain I'm
> looking for doesn't exist anymore. However how can I confirm that ?
> (it's still in the WHOIS database.)
> I know I might sound chaotic, but that what you get when you take over
> someone else's undocumented stuff.
> TIA,
> Ron

Do whois to get nameservers for the domain.

Then point nslookup to that nameserver and do nslookup for the domain.


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