Annoying Active Directory DNS issue

Every few days, certain websites will appear to be down. Restarting the DNS service or clearing the cache resolves the problem for a few days. Then the problem occurs again. It is always the same websites. The one we use most often here (we are an audio electronics company) is GearSlutz.com - we advertise our products on this site and we also (as musicians and recording engineers with day jobs) use the site for both personal and professional reasons.  This site is always one of the sites that stops working till the cache is cleared.
livefunkAsked:
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GMorineauCommented:
Enable the DNS forwarder. Just transfer the name resolution to another server or to your firewall. You can use OPENDNS as well: 208.67.220.220 and 208.67.222.222
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
what forwarders do you currently use? or are you just relying on root hints?
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kumarnirmalCommented:
HI

I have few questions

1. Are you the owner of the "GearSlutz.com" website.
2. The issue occurs on your internal network(local subent) or external world.

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kumarnirmalCommented:
Also update the nslookup result for the mentioned site while the dns issue happening.
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livefunkAuthor Commented:
The issue occurs on our internal network. We do not own GearSlutz, we just use the site and also advertise on it.  The AD server is the master and does not have any forwarders, just naturally gets its dns from other TLD servers (as I understand it).

 

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livefunkAuthor Commented:
Cleaning up our root-servers list did the trick.
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