This merits more study, and prompts a few questions. So, before I begin with a more serious broad study, I'd like to get some feedback on the problem as I've seen it. I know the tin foil hat crowd will see the failure to propagate DNS correctly as censorship, and the OS/bind/djb/whatever zealots will simply see this as an argument for their particular religion.
Based on the responses I get, I will then setup and test a couple of domains with different DNS servers for 6 weeks and report back the findings. [volunteers welcome!]"