AOL Host/Mail Contact?

Jon King jkingne at
Wed Dec 12 19:31:27 UTC 2001


You should be able to send to the AOL relays now. We had an
issue with some of our nameservers and the zone which
are now resolved(no pun intended). Sorry for any inconvenience.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog at [mailto:owner-nanog at]On Behalf Of
Joel Rowbottom
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 11:32 AM
To: nanog at
Subject: AOL Host/Mail Contact?

Hi folks --

Anyone out there from AOL who's listening, or does anyone out there have a
contact for someone appropriate to this query please...

One of our domains,, and all subdomains, are being bounced by AOL
and AOL alone. There's nothing wrong with the zone, AOL's relays are just
giving "Host not found" whereas everything else is fine. Seems to be only or *, and only on AOL, which leads me to believe there's
something icky in AOL's resolvers doing this.

Dig reveals everything fine all the way down the line as far as DNS is

Any assistance would be appreciated please!


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