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Local Website DNS Resolution Time

I've set up a windows server as a web server hosting an intranet site for my company (common docs, announcements, calender, training, forum, social networking stuff) and it loads at an acceptable speed when entering the IP into a web browser from a computer on the network. I've configured an A record in the DNS server to point to this IP for home.company.local, but when typing http://home.company.local it takes at least 3 times as long to load the page compared to typing the IP. Why is my DNS resolution taking so long?
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helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
what is your network settings regarding DNS? what DNS servers clients have set? Or to be exact, what DNS server(s) client you are trying to browse your intranet from has set?
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Joe JenkinsCommented:
What does nslookup yield for a default server?  Is it your local DNS server?
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botsadminsAuthor Commented:
The default server for nslookup is my local DNS server that I set the A record in.
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botsadminsAuthor Commented:
If someone knows what helpfinder is trying to ask me and is capable of phrasing it in a coherent way I'd be happy to answer those questions.
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botsadminsAuthor Commented:
We have a local domain controller that is acting as our primary DNS server, sorry I didn't specify that.
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Joe JenkinsCommented:
If nslookup is showing your local server then that's a step in the right direction.  I'm assuming that pinging hostnames of other machines on the network is OK as well, correct?

If all that is good, the next step for me would be to look at the DNS server's event logs for DNS and see what's in there.  Resolve any errors and take a look at any of the warning entries to see what they are and if they are of any concern.  

See if that server feels sluggish when remoting into it.  We had a server that had a RAID out of sync in the array and it was trying to rebuild that volume slowing everything down.  Make sure nothing weird like that is going on with hardware while you are in there.

Let me know if I can answer anything about any DNS errors you find.
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helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
Hi there, I will try differently (sorry, I am not a native speaker :))
What DNS server have computers in your network set? You can check with ipconfig /all command
I just wanted to know if you have only your internal DNS server and not some public lime 8.8.8.8 etc
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botsadminsAuthor Commented:
Yes every machine on the network is using a local DNS server, the same DNS server to which I added the A record pointing to my also local web server.
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Joe JenkinsCommented:
I'm just following up on my comment from earlier.  Did you event logs yield any data to analyze?
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botsadminsAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

I tried all suggestions to no avail
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