Thanks to these links:
falko gave me the solution here :
Here's what happened.
CentOS updated DNS on Tuesday (I didn't redo permissions after upgrade - should have according to messages - never occured to me. What do you expect from a relative newbie to this
). I added a new site on Wednesday, DNS down on Thursday.
Had to change the zone files pointer in ISPConfig to /var/named/chroot/var/named and changed the line in named.config file to read the same.
Still received error on start, so manually deleted the new site in the named.config file, and deleted in ISPConfig and
All is now Great Again!!
Thanks be to the forums!! and of course the software developers!!!