troubleshooting Question

DNS timing out when trying to connect to thescripts.com - works from other locations.

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One of my coworkers was trying to access thescripts.com, and was unable to.  But if he remotes to his home computer he can get in fine.

I did an nslookup, and it looks like this:

Z:\>nslookup thescripts.com
Server:  covwin4.clawnet.local
Address:  192.168.1.4

DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
*** Request to covwin4.clawnet.local timed-out

So I did a web based whois and came up with this for authoritative servers:

   Domain servers in listed order:
      NS1.SOFTLAYER.COM
      NS2.SOFTLAYER.COM

An nslookup specifying either of those servers works:

Z:\>nslookup thescripts.com NS1.SOFTLAYER.COM
Server:  ns1.softlayer.com
Address:  66.228.118.8

Name:    thescripts.com
Address:  75.126.163.34


Z:\>nslookup thescripts.com NS2.SOFTLAYER.COM
Server:  ns2.softlayer.com
Address:  66.228.119.9

Name:    thescripts.com
Address:  75.126.163.34

Looking in our DNS server - which is a Windows Server 2003 system running the default DNS package, I find these entries under thescripts.com:

Name Server (NS)   ns2.thescripts.com.
Name Server (NS)   ns1.thescripts.com.

If I delete those, they are recreated when I next try to lookup the ip for thescripts.com.  They come back the same.  Of course, they should - those are the correct dns servers.

So why can't I get DNS for this site?
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