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When I visit http://www.okcfox.com a DNS query is made when loading the website to widgets.fox.com. The DNS server I am pointing to does not have a record for widgets.fox.com.

When I try to load the page in IE, it repeatedly tries to acquire the DNS record at the expense of freezing IE until a timeout has passed (thirty seconds or so). I understand that I could just point to a new DNS server, but what I'm actually trying to figure out is why Firefox understands that our DNS server doesn't have a record and moves on with loading the rest of the page, but IE does not do this.

I've googled for quite a while and have come up with nothing.

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In the command prompt, type "ipconfig /flushdns" with out the quotes. This should flush the bad entry and cause your browser/windows to request new entries.

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The entry on the DNS server does not exist. It isn't a problem with the local cache. What I'm trying to figure out is why IE queries the DNS server over and over again and firefox does not. – k to the z Feb 25 '13 at 17:52

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