Intermittant DNS errors

[Using “dot com” to avoid my 2-link limit]
`wget github dot com {exceeds my 2-link limit]
Resolving github dot com (github dot com… failed: Name or service not known.
wget: unable to resolve host address ‘github dot com [exceeds 2-link limit]’

`dig github dot com [avoiding the 2-link limit]
;; Warning: Message parser reports malformed message packet.

; <<>> DiG 9.16.23 <<>> github dot com [exceeds 2-link limit
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 33944
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; WARNING: Message has 1165 extra bytes at end

; IN A

;; Query time: 5 msec
;; WHEN: Sat Dec 04 12:49:10 MST 2021
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 1212

Note the missing A record.

Firefox DNS error:

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.
We can’t connect to the server at

That is most likely an issue in your local network or possibly with your provider. This message in particular looks like something is wrong with your DNS server (the one at

Good catch, airtower-luna! I appended “” to /etc/hosts. Now I can connect no problem. Appreciate the tip!