What does "named[XX]: Lame server on 'hostname' ...." mean?

The new named as shipped in Sun's latest bind patches prints message
about all kinds of configuration problems.

This particular message indicates that named has learned from a
nameserver that a particular domain is served by a particular
nameserver. When asked, however, that nameserver denies all
knowledge of the particular domain.

This is known as a "lame delegation", a reference that points nowhere.
If the lame server isn't yours, there's nothing you can do
about it.

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