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Delivery to the following recipients has been delayed. DNS issue.. NEED HELP!!!

I am running 2k3 server enterprise spk1, with exchange 2k3 enterprise spk2. I am able to recieve mail internaly and externaly. I can send mail internaly. When I send externaly I receive this error.

THIS IS A WARNING MESSAGE ONLY.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO RESEND YOUR MESSAGE.
Delivery to the following recipients has been delayed.

I have done a nslook up on it and it gives me, DNS request timed out

I have a strong feeling that it is my dns is just not pointed correctly, just for the life of me can not seem to find it, or figure it out.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
So, change your DNS server (in NSLOOKUP) and try another.  But if it's only happening on one domain, I wouldn't be so sure it's YOUR problem.
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mass2612Commented:
If you post the domain that you are having issues with it would really help so we can test the DNS setup for there MX records etc.
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SembeeCommented:
The DNS setup I do on all my setups is very simple:

Configure ALL machines to look at your domain controllers ONLY for DNS.
Configure the DNS Server applet on the domain controllers to use forwarders and enter your ISPs DNS servers as the forwarders.

I find that this provides the best performing DNS lookups.

A quick and dirty fix is to use an SMTP Connector to route email for the domain through your ISP. http://www.amset.info/exchange/smtp-connector.asp

As the others have already said, if it is just one domain then the problem may not be with you.

Simon.
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torqtorqAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the help that you all are giving me. This is my first exchange attempt.

The main part that is throwing me off on it, is that the domain was setup through DirectNic, and is using DirectDNS. More or less DirectNic is the main DNS server and is pushing the A & MX records to my server.

DNS Name = hilliardit.com
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SembeeCommented:
Is that your domain or the domain you are trying to deliver email to?

A few minor things on that domain.
http://www.dnsreport.com/tools/dnsreport.ch?domain=hilliardit.com

Nothing major.
I don't recommend an MX record being the root of the domain. It is currently set to to hilliardit.com, which some sites would have a problem with. The best practise is to use a host, so something like mail.hilliardit.com would be better.

Similarly the machine is announcing itself incorrectly. gg.GGEEK.NET - whereas it should be something valid.

Simon.
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