No SOA records for,

Greg Thole

New Member
My domain (, under the legacy free system) doesn't appear to have any nameserver records despite being configured with various A records.

Querying the standard DNS system fails to resolve the domain, but directly querying the nameserver does resolve the domain.

Below are some "dig" commands that demonstrate this, and external DNS-checker tools confirm:

How can I get the SOA records back on so that my domain name resolves again?

Many thanks,


# Hitting the google DNS server for returns no records
$ dig @ +short
<no output>

# There are no NSServers on record for
$ dig +nssearch
<no output>

# But querying specifically, does resolve.
dig +short

# Here's the SOA returned from google
$ dig @
; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> @
; (1 server found)
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 19584
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

; IN A

net. 894 IN SOA 1426260127 1800 900 604800 86400

;; Query time: 23 msec
;; WHEN: Fri Mar 13 11:22:27 2015
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 100
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sandy neal

Staff member
The domain is on ClientHold at its registrar, You would need to take care of that at the registrar before the domain will resolve again.