Google public DNS - getting SERVFAIL for any domains delegated to GoDaddy NSs

Jim Popovitch jimpop at
Sun Dec 7 19:24:33 UTC 2014

On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 12:01 PM, Erik Levinson
<erik.levinson at> wrote:
> All,
> Could someone from Google public DNS and from GoDaddy contact me off-list?
> I'm getting SERVFAIL when trying to resolve any record in any domain whose
> NSs are
> (GoDaddy premium DNS), only when using Google's / resolvers,
> from multiple locations/networks.
> Resolution is normal using various other public and non-public resolvers, as
> well as by querying the authoritative name servers directly.
> You can look at as one example (should be just an A record to
> but getting SERVFAIL when querying

FWIW, in the past GoDaddy has periodically blocked queries from Google
Public DNS infrastructure.   Heavily discussed and documented here:!searchin/public-dns-discuss/godaddy

-Jim P.

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