DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN or DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN error is somewhat an extension of the DNS lookup failed error but this error appears as well as resolved differently. It is quite a problem with Chrome, rather one of the few known issues of a perfect browser. However, some have reported DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN with other browsers as well.
Though somewhat similar, this error is different from the DNS lookup failed one as already mention, so in order to differentiate it, please check the error message carefully. It says:
“The server at any website can’t be found, because the DNS lookup failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website’s name to its Internet address. This error is most often caused by having no connection to the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused by an unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing Google Chrome from accessing the network.”
The differentiation is important to be sure of following the right procedure.
Steps To Fix: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN in Chrome
This error is easier to resolve if we compare with other DNS related issues such as DNS PROBE FINISHED NO INTERNET.Though the steps and sequence would remain pretty much the same, it would either get fixed at an earlier stage or surely get fixed at a later one. Since this issue is focused on DNS issues, the troubleshooting should begin with flushing its cache.
Step 1: Flush the DNS Cache
The DNS cache is stored in your system’s memory and helps websites recognize the attempt at which you opened the site. It can be flush through the command prompt.
- Open the Command Prompt. It’s simple – Just type CMD in the Windows search bar and click on the black Command Prompt icon.
- Type the command ‘ipconfig /flushdns‘ in the Command Prompt menu.
- Restart the computer.
After restarting, the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN should be gone. If it is till there, follow the next steps.
Step 2: Release and Renew the IP Address
- Open Command Prompt as you did in the last step.
- Type the command ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew with a gap of 2 minutes.
- Restart the system.
Step 3: Change the DNS address
The DNS address stored in the system might be a problem getting it resolved. Try to change it to a comparatively more flexible DNS address. Rather it would be preferable to do it using a Universal DNS Server.
- Open the ‘Network and sharing center’. Try windows search for this.
- Open ‘Change adapter settings’.
- Right click on whatsoever connection is active at that point of time. eg LAN, WLAN.
- Click on ‘properties.
- Click on ‘Internet protocol version 4.
- Change the DNS Server address to 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.
- Preferred DNS Server: 220.127.116.11
- Alternate DNS Server: 18.104.22.168
That’s it. After restarting the comuter, this issue would be gone.
The DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN is a common Google Chrome error and I am sure the above solutions would have solved the DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN error. If you have any problem related to this error, then please comment below. I will personally help you out to solve this error.
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