In an attempt to be more efficient at allowing all DA boxes to know which version is the most recent, we've added a new TXT record: version.directadmin.com. 14400 IN TXT "v=1.54.1&f=1.541000" where DA will try that first, before attempting to connect to /ver.php. This will be far more efficient, since a lookup has to be done anyway to determine the A record for directadmin.com, before doing the high-overhead apache connection to check it. So we just skip that A lookup, and instead do a TXT lookup on version.directadmin.com, giving the version all in one clean hit. This has the added benefit of caching the values in your /etc/resolv.conf name-servers, so future hits won't even touch directadmin.com. Note for systems where DA previously connection "bind" to a proper IP (say the lan_ip value wasn't set if you're on a LAN), it used to show: unable to connect For the version in Admin Level -> Licenses/Updates with this change, unless there is a DNS value, you won't be able to use the "unable to connect" version to determine if your lan_ip is setup incorrectly or not.