[CentOS] bind update flubbed somehow?

Tue Jun 6 13:53:09 UTC 2017
Jason Welsh <jason.welsh at mercurygate.com>

hey folks, we upgraded bind last night to bind-9.8.2-0.62.rc1.el6_9.1.x86_64
and now our server seems to not be able to update. Whenever we add 
records and update the soa and reload,
it still shows the old data..
so for example, we have

[root at bind1 /var/named]$grep servername domainname.net.zone
[root at bind1 /var/named]$nslookup -port=5353 servername

Name:   servername.domainname.net

but when I grep the file from the zone file, it is not there..

grep servername domainname.net.zone
<returns nothing>

ive tried restarting the named a few times.. Im not seeing much that 
looks like its related in the logs..
any ideas? there is no selinux enabled here.