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nslookup - "query refused" / "bad error value"

Hello everyone,

I have a web server that is currently hosting two different websites - website1.COM and website2.NET.  I am able to do a whois from website1.COM w/o a problem.  However, when I try to do a whois from website2.NET I get an error message.  If I do the whois from my computer I get "query refused".  If I do the whois from the web server I get "bad error value".  Both of the websites are functioning w/o any problems, but I really need the DNS information.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Start by getting a free dns report on each domain from http://www.dnsreport.com
Go through their very thourough recommendatations.
Also, make sure the server itself has the correct dns server identified in its TCP/IP properties.
joshuaemoryAuthor Commented:
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!  That www.dnsreport.com site helped a lot.  I didn't realize that my ISP was using a different parent server for each domain name.

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