Global Feeds on Subdomain-ed Multisite Kicking off to Top Domain

I have a multisite I am developting that sits inside another domain multisite (for development but also potential setup for future networks).
examplesite.com is a multisite install functioning well
ms1.serversofsacredness.com is another multisite install I am configuring which also seems to be working very well also.

Testing the Global Feed widget it shows URL of:
http://ms1.examplesite.com/?feed=recent-global-comments

This feed when triggered is kicking back to http://examplesite.com and not showing the feed.

I have wildcard subdomain mapped on both networks

*.ms1.examplesite.com
*.examplesite.com
ms1.examplesite.com
examplesite.com

all are included in the DNS zone editor and addon subdomains.

All functionality otherwise seems to work as expected interms of the wildcard domain.

demo.ms1.examplesite.com for example located correctly even though it has not been specified in the subdomain addon or dns. so Wild Card is working.

what is the reason the feed is not functioning as expected?

I have a w3 TC installed, but not yet turned on. Could this cause an issue at all?

Any insight is gratefully received.

Blessing.
Ra