A DNS hijack. The lookup was thankfully like yours and failing which lead us to dive into use of NSLOOKUP, HIJACKTHIS and more to discover the cause. Your post claims no posts. So did they.
So here's a problem I've never ran into before...
There is a 10-second (literally) delay after typing in a URL (or clicking a link). For instance, Firefox says, "Connecting to www.cnn.com..." for 10 seconds, and then successfully loads cnn.com.
First, the things I know:
-It's not a LAN issue -- other computers load web pages fast
-Not a router/DSL modem issue
-It's not a network adapter issue -- this happens when wired OR wireless
-It's not a browser issue -- problem occurs with Firefox, IE, Opera
-It MUST be a Windows issue
-Problem does NOT occur in Safe Mode (with "Networking Support", of course)
What I've done so far:
-Reinstalled TCP/IP (through command line)
-Renewing IP addresses (command line AND "Repair")
-Tried disabling/re-enabling connectivity-specific Windows services
-Checked for malware/start-up items (my setup is lean/mean)
-Starting in Safe Mode -- problem doesn't occur in Safe Mode!
-Tried creating a new User Account -- still a problem
The problem goes away when in Safe Mode or using an entirely different operating system on the same computer.
Any brilliant ideas??