on my slave server when I use nslookup it reference itself first - and
never finds anything...

whereas if I type
server <--- primary dns

and then lookup a URL - bingo

I have forwarders in my named.conf - primary dns, isp dns1
I have local IP, primary IP, ISP dns1, ISP dns2 in my resolv.conf


The first rule of NCC is, you do not talk about NCC.
The second rule of NCC is, YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT NCC.