Traefik Mesh not resolving in new AWS EKS deployment

AWS: eks.4
CoreDNS: v1.8.4-eksbuild.1
Mesh: helm-4.0.2

Values:
kubedns: false

No logs from controller;

.:53
maesh.:53
traefik.mesh.:53
[INFO] plugin/reload: Running configuration MD5 = ff9bb101e62cade152ba36d623f72657
CoreDNS-1.8.4
linux/amd64, go1.13.15, 053c4d5c
[INFO] Reloading
[INFO] plugin/reload: Running configuration MD5 = 47d57903c0f0ba4ee0626a17181e5d94
[INFO] Reloading complete

Issue: svc.ns.svc.cluster.local resolves fine; svc.ns.traefik.mesh does not resolve

resolve.conf doesn't show any new pointers in the search

Silly issue: it worked for 30 seconds, no changes, I had four successful curl -Lv svc.ns.traefik.mesh and then it stopped resolving. Controller/proxy contained NO LOGS!

Resolved.

eksctl delete addon --cluster my_cluster --region us-east-1 --name coredns --preserve

coredns configmap was being reverted by eks managed addon.