[dns-operations] Weird problem with domain after being suspended for failed renewal

Brielle bruns at 2mbit.com
Sun Oct 4 19:44:57 UTC 2020

Hello all,

Normally, I am usually able to track down these kinds of problems on my 
own, but I've hit a situation I can't figure out or explain, and could 
use a few extra pair of eyes and some insight that you all may have.


Domain sosdg.org got suspended this morning because a few days ago, 
NameSilo tried to charge a card I no longer have active.  The way 
NameSilo handles failed CC charges and auto renewal is stupid, but 
that's a discussion for another day.

I got it paid, domain registration restored.  During suspension, they 
set the domains to their own name servers, so it fouled up DNS 
resolution for an hour or two after fixed.

In the process of watching DNS start working again, I'm noticing that 
the A record for 'mail.sosdg.org' is resolving occasionally to an IP 
address I haven't used in several years ( instead of what 
it should be,

Verified that all three of my auth name servers have correct A records 
and are responding as expected.  Checked glue records at NameSilo, 
nothing there that could be causing an issue.

A quick check at one of the sites that queries multiple DNS resolvers shows:


I was even seeing the incorrect DNS A records on

So, I've got zero clue where random name servers on the internet may be 
picking up this very old A record from.

So, wise DNS admins of this list, I would like to hear your thoughts.

Thanks ahead of time!

Brielle Bruns
The Summit Open Source Development Group
http://www.sosdg.org    /     http://www.ahbl.org

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