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When it comes to servers I defiantly struggle I have recently set up a rack space cloud. I have two domains pointing to it: http://www.nintendowiis.com and the actual domain I will be using for it http://www.quinc.co.uk.

For some reason quinc.o.uk takes around 15 seconds to resolve, where as nintendowiis.com takes no time what so ever.

I'm running ubuntu 10.10 maveric.

What could possibly be causing this?

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What is doing the resolving? Are you using the rackspace nameservers? –  blankabout Apr 15 '11 at 22:46
    
Please give details on how you are testing the resolve. Both names resolve quickly for me using Google name-servers or AT&T name-servers. –  BillN Apr 15 '11 at 23:45
    
Is this an ad for those two sites? –  Mark Wagner Apr 16 '11 at 1:16
    
As an aside, be prepared to lose that first domain as part of a UDRP complaint. That is a pretty blatant trademark violation. –  Justin Scott Apr 17 '11 at 4:56
    
@blankabout I am using the rackspace nameservers I only set the first site to be apart of the rackspace account since I'd never done it before and wernt going to blindly stop pointing my domain to a new server without knowing I could get it working or not, its not an advert either @embobo. Im not server savy so Im seeking advice from experts who clearly know/have a far better understanding then myself, and Iv owned the first domain for years, it was used just for TEST purposes, I was just going by the basis that it seems to take while to load, but there may be other iimplications there –  blakey87 Apr 22 '11 at 10:13
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When I did a dig, this is what I got. How are you measuring the DNS resolution time. The time taken to connect to http://www.quinc.co.uk is not the correct way of measuring DNS response time.

$ dig www.quinc.co.uk

; <<>> DiG 9.7.1-P2 <<>> www.quinc.co.uk
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 57080
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.quinc.co.uk.       IN  A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.quinc.co.uk.    300 IN  CNAME   quinc.co.uk.
quinc.co.uk.        300 IN  A   46.38.174.93

;; Query time: 653 msec
;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)
;; WHEN: Sat Apr 16 23:45:32 2011
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 63

Even with a +trace flag, dig it takes 306ms

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