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2/9/12
Original Poster
dkudler

Mail Bounces: "DNS Error: Domain name not found"

Explain your issue in full detail here:

For the past few days, email from my family's domain kudlervaughn.net (for which Google Apps servers as the MX) has been bouncing with the error message  "DNS Error: Domain name not found".

Registration has not lapsed (in fact, we just renewed with GoDaddy with a month to spare). We're not on any RBLs that I can find. We haven't changed the DNS settings since moving over to Google Apps six months or so back. A Host command through Google's own DNS came up perfect. MXToolbox found the mail servers (both Google's and the backups) just fine. DNSStuff ran a traceroute with no problems. So what gives?

Help!

Here's a typical DND message:

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

 

    XX...@XXXX.org

 

Technical details of permanent failure:

DNS Error: Domain name not found

 

----- Original message -----

 

Received: by 10.68.75.135 with SMTP id c7mr70241901pbw.43.1328735767306;

       Wed, 08 Feb 2012 13:16:07 -0800 (PST)

Return-Path: <XXX...@kudlervaughn.net>

Received: from [197.2.10.93] (173-164-140-97-SFBA.hfc.comcastbusiness.net. [173.164.140.97])

       by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id kx17sm1082858pbb.19.2012.02.08.13.16.03

       (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=OTHER);

       Wed, 08 Feb 2012 13:16:05 -0800 (PST)

From: XXX...@kudlervaughn.net

Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="Apple-Mail=_C0AF250E-EC0E-4FA5-9D66-EA98DA7456BD"

Subject: The Color Blue

Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 13:16:02 -0800

Message-Id: <8351E2C2-A471-47C9...@kudlervaughn.net>

To: XXX <XX...@XXXX.org>

Mime-Version: 1.0 (Apple Message framework v1257)

X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.1257)

 

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All Replies (11)
2/9/12
Original Poster
dkudler
Oh, and here's what I got when I ran Host through Google's own DNS--all perfect: 

host kudlervaughn.net 8.8.4.4
Using domain server:
Name: 8.8.4.4
Address: 8.8.4.4#53
Aliases: 

kudlervaughn.net has address 173.164.140.97
kudlervaughn.net mail is handled by 100 cerberus.jcf.org.
kudlervaughn.net mail is handled by 0 aspmx.l.google.com.
kudlervaughn.net mail is handled by 10 alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.
kudlervaughn.net mail is handled by 10 alt2.aspmx.l.google.com.
kudlervaughn.net mail is handled by 20 aspmx2.googlemail.com.
kudlervaughn.net mail is handled by 20 aspmx3.googlemail.com.
kudlervaughn.net mail is handled by 80 cerberus.limbo.jcf.org.
kudlervaughn.net mail is handled by 90 vps.jcf.org.
bkennelly
2/9/12
bkennelly
That error does not indicate a problem with your domain, but with the destination domain. 

We can't look it up, though, because you hid it. Look it up though DNS.
2/9/12
Original Poster
dkudler
Um. Actually, it's all through the report: kudlervaughn.net
2/9/12
Original Poster
dkudler
Oh. Sorry -- misunderstood.

themarinschool.org
bhds.org
mindspring.net
jmopresents.com

Those are the first few that I found.
bkennelly
2/9/12
bkennelly
With so many valid domains failing, I suspect a DNS problem in the sending server at Google. It could have been a temporary problem, is it still occuring?
HaveAnEpiphany
5/8/12
HaveAnEpiphany
Was there a resolution to this? I'm having a similar issue (although the recipient domain is not on GApps, it appears to have correctly-configured DNS records.)
dlam26
5/8/12
dlam26
same for me, i set up email on my server dlam.me and gmail emails aren't getting delivered with a "DNS Error: Domain name not found" bounce message... other services seem to work
 
it works though if I send it from my phone though (using the gmail smtp i think)
 
jisri
5/9/12
jisri
I have the same issue with my domain (almayazeen.com)
whenever I send from gmail to this domain I get:
DNS Error: Domain name not found
I think there is an issue with gmail DNS servers or lookup.
dlam26
5/10/12
dlam26
seems to be resolved now
Google user
5/15/12
Google user
I have the same problem, with domain name fitnext.com
 
It's a really big problem, please help...
Joshua
5/15/12
Joshua
How recently did you change your DNS? It can take up to 24 hours for changes to propagate.

What exact bounce message are you getting when you send to your domain?
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