The more geeky among you may be aware that Google offers a “free” DNS lookup service that tends to be more reliable than your Internet Provider. By adding in 220.127.116.11 as your domain server, your computer will ask google to lookup the “internet phone number” called the IP address. Loosely speaking, it is like calling 411 or 555-1212 to get a phone number.
Buck Sexton was discussing the FBI investigation into some server in Russia attempting to access a “Trump” server’s address over 2,000 times.
That only has two plausible explanations – DNS servers are logging every lookup they do and providing it to the FBI, or the NSA is logging every DNS lookup by looking at all internet traffic.
A Russian server doing a DNS lookup means absolutely nothing. It doesn’t indicate that any actual contact was made, why contact was made, and any actual context. The Internet is by design open – web servers offer up content to any computer that requests it. If the KGB decides to read America loves Sporks, that proves nothing about my intent.