DNS Lookup Failed Error FIXED

DNS Lookup Failed error is a DNS error usual but not particular to Google Chrome. At times it is not so frequent thus ignored but of late many are reporting it as a consistent one.

One could say that why bother about it when one can simply change the browser, but Chrome is the primary preference of most internet users. And furthermore, the issue reflects on Chrome but it may be with the connection of DNS settings itself. So, today I will be sharing the best and the easiest method to fix DNS Lookup Failed error.

FIXED: DNS Lookup Failed Error

In order to fix the issue, a step by step troubleshooting would be as followed. Please follow each step in order to get rid of the issue.

Step 1: Flush the DNS Cache

The DNS cache flushing is for a reason. Your system will store the DNS cache which would help websites recognize your hit count. However, it can block the resolution of the DNS. So, it’s best to flush it to avoid this issue. It can be done as follows:

  1. Type CMD in the Windows search bar.1
  2. Type the command ‘ipconfig /flushdns’ in the command prompt window.2
  3. Restart your system.

Step 2: Change the DNS Server address of your system

Now, if deleting the cache did not work, it means there was no blockage obstructing the DNS from getting resolved. Thus, the issue might be with the DNS server. Thus, we will change the DNS Server now.

  1. Open the internet protocol version 4 page. It can be searched through the search bar.3
  2. Click on properties.
  3. Change the primary DNS address to 4.2.2.2 and the alternate DNS address to 8.8.8.8.4
  4. Click ‘OK’ and restart the system.

Step 3: Clear the Cache and Cookies

Though the above 2 steps should resolve the issue, but if not, one can safely assume the problem to be with the browser. Here, the browser should be Google Chrome in most cases.

  1. On the toolbar, click on the Chrome Menu icon.
  2. Click on ‘Settings’.
  3. Click on the option mentioning ‘Show Advanced Settings’.
  4. Click on ‘Clear Browsing Data’.
  5. Restart the system.5

Step 4: Update Chrome

  1. Click on the Google Chrome bar.
  2. Click on ‘About Google Chrome’
  3. Update the browser.6

 

That’s it. After following these steps, DNS Lookup Failed error should most probably be gone from your computer. In case it is still there, comment below and I will personally help you out.

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