DNS: won't resolve noaa.gov sites?

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Sep 2 02:41:39 UTC 2011

[ Cross-posted to NANOG and Outages; replies to outages or outages-discussion;
I would set the header, but Zimbra sucks.  :-) ]

I've had my home box set to use as its primary resolver, falling back
to the BBN anycast.

Sometime today, appears to have stopped resolving www.noaa.gov and

; <<>> DiG 9.7.3-P3 <<>> @ www.noaa.gov
; (1 server found)
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 34999
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;www.noaa.gov.                  IN      A

;; Query time: 33 msec
;; WHEN: Thu Sep  1 22:38:11 2011
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 30

though it resolves Yahoo and Google and Akamai.com and everything else
I throw at it.

Digging noaa.gov at returns what I expect.

Interesting, too, that Firefox 5.0 wouldn't DTRT, even though were
the backup nameservers in my resolv.conf.

Road Runner Tampa Bay connection.

Can anyone confirm or deny?  Google DNS or NOAA people here, before I go ping 
NOAA staff on Twitter?

-- jra
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