>Thanks in advance for your help..
>What I see when I do an nslookup -d2 on is
>, type = A, class = IN
>shouldn't this be wrong? Shouldn't it just put the ""
>after nonqualified names only?

No, nslookup will, by default, append the default domain (or elements of
the searchlist) if the initial query fails. You can inhibit this
behavior by appending a dot to the lookup argument.

>I'm getting time outs as well. Perhaps as a result of this error.
>Any clarification would be helpful

I think you're confusing cause and effect here. I'd be more likely to
think that the appendage of the default domain is because of the
timeouts, not the other way around. And why would you expect
"" queries to be timing out anyway? I assume ""
is supposed to represent your own domain -- is it misconfigured on your
nameservers in some way? Why don't you post the *entire* "-d2" nslookup
output -- or, even better, "dig" output -- so that we can see what
actually happened to your query?

- Kevin