I was working today with Nslookup running against the root servers to see what responses I got, and what the TTL times were for records retrieved were. When I first tried, I got some really weird results:
This really didn’t make any sense – since when did the responsible person for the root servers on the internet devolved to buydomains.com? Then I noticed the problem. Look carefully at the SOA I was trying to resolve. Retying the command with a strategic adjustment yielded success:
So the mystery was easy – my typing stinks. But if I can make that mistake, no doubt others might.