[dns-operations] Weird problem with domain after being suspended for failed renewal
bruns at 2mbit.com
Mon Oct 5 16:12:48 UTC 2020
Just a follow up, to close out this thread...
Yes, the problem was NameSilo's DNS service (under dnsowl.com) having
old records still loaded in their auth name servers even though I was no
longer their hosted DNS.
Thanks to Doug McIntyre for that insight/clue.
Why they don't disable records when you aren't using their service, I
have no idea. Poor design I guess?
Anyways, looks like everything has cleared up, thanks for all the
responses off-list with detailed DNS tracing!
On 10/4/2020 1:44 PM, Brielle wrote:
> 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 (126.96.36.199) instead of what
> it should be, 188.8.131.52.
> 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
> I was even seeing the incorrect DNS A records on 184.108.40.206.
> 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!
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