DNS lookup failure(s)

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Tue Oct 3 06:04:58 PDT 2006

Forrest Aldrich wrote:
> Anyone else seeing this problem today?
>    Name lookup failure for "": Host name lookup failed
>    Will retry at 07:54:22
> Other hosts resolve fine.
> I did a search on the lists and didn't notice anything about host
> changes, etc.....

One of the registered NSes for appears to be down at the moment:

; <<>> DiG 9.3.2-P1 <<>> @NS1.DOWNLOADTECH.COM. IN A
; (1 server found)
;; global options:  printcmd
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

If you just try again, chances are you'll hit one of the other three
authoritative nameservers and get a response.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       Flat 3
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