Resolving issue on specific domain

Barry Margolin barmar at
Tue Jul 12 14:28:07 UTC 2016

In article <mailman.63.1468332823.15653.bind-users at>,
 Daniel Dawalibi <daniel.dawalibi at> wrote:

> Hello
> We are facing a weird issue while resolving a specific domain name from our
> authoritative DNS server running on BIND 9.10.4-P1
> Server has only one public IP address.
> If you try to resolve the domain using either dig or nslookup you will not
> get any result whereas if you specify @localhost you will get the answer
> Do you have any explanation about this behavior and what should be done to
> fix this issue?

This suggests that the problem is that the domain isn't delegated to 
your server. If you don't use @localhost, the query goes to your normal 
resolver, which follows the delegations from the root, and they don't 
lead to your server.

Barry Margolin
Arlington, MA

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