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I'm the owner of a hypothetical domain name, I have an LXC container setup that exhibits an undesired behavior:

$ nslookup Name: Address: W.X.Y.Z

Somewhere, I have a misconfiguration. The system knows that my domain is, and decides to map any non-existing domain to be a subdomain of my primary domain.

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In resolv.conf, I had a line "search". Removing this line resolved the issue.

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