DNS Issue


I have recently come across an issue with DNS.

From Windows Server 2008 server, I did nslookup google.com but it returns me with google.com.net.au However, when I did google.com. with dot at the end, it returns me with correct name and IP address.

What would be the problem?
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Official FQDN notation consists of name.tld. (every entry ends with a dot); in every day use that last dot is often automatically added underwater.

When you are using nslookup with google.com it gets appended with the default domain which in your case appears to be .net.au. This is due to google.com being an unfinished FQDN.

Now when you are doing a nslookup of google.com. the FQDN is valid and as such the query result is as you expected.

Also see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490735.aspx

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