How to solve error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

Posted on Dec 25 2015 - 9:27am by David

When trying to browse the Internet using Google Chrome, you may receive an error message with the code “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN”. This error occurs because DNS look up fails to load when you try to open the website. DNS (Domain Name System) is a network service that translates website names into Internet addresses (IP address). This error is generally due to the absence of a connection to the Internet or a mis-configured network. The error can also be caused by a DNS server which is not responding or a firewall preventing Google Chrome to access the network.

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How to solve the error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

Try the following steps to solve the problem:

Method 1 – Clear DNS Cache

  1. Click on Start, click All Programs, and then click on Accessories.
  2. Right-click Command prompt, after which click Run as administrator.
    Run as administrator
  3. In the Windows command prompt type ipconfig / flushdns.

ipconfig flush dns

Method 2 – Change DNS Servers

Alternatively, you can try to change the DNS server. This may look complicated; however, in few clicks you can solve the problem. Changing the DNS server may also help speed up your Internet. Below are the details steps provided:

  1. To do this, first click the Internet connection icon in the lower right corner (near the Windows clock), and select “Open Network and Sharing Center“.
    Open Network and Sharing Center
  2. Alternative way: Go to the Start MenuControl PanelNetwork and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings.
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  3. Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example:
    To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, right-click Local Area Connection > Properties.
    To change the settings for a wireless connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection > Properties.
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  4. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. Select the Networking tab.
  5. Look for the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4)”, click the “Properties” button. Select the check box “Use the following DNS server addresses“.
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  6. Now you can use Google’s DNS server by adding the value “8.8.8.8” and “8.8.4.4“. For IPv6 use 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844.
  7. Also try this if the above step does not work. Change DNS addresses sevidor by OpenDNS. OpenDNS provides the following server addresses Domain Name (IPv4) for public use:
  • 67.222.222 (OpenDNS Home Free / VIP )
  • 67.220.220 (OpenDNS Home Free / VIP)
  • 67.222.123 (OpenDNS FamilyShield)
  • 67.220.123 (OpenDNS FamilyShield)

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Method 3: Reset Windows Catalog

  1. Open Windows commend prompt (run as administrator)
  2. Run: netsh winsock reset catalog
  3. Restart the machine.
    Restart Windows Catalog

Method 4: Restart the “DNS Client” service windows

  1. Type services.msc in run and enter.
  2. Find “DNS Client” service from the list.
  3. Right click on it and restart.

Method 4: Unblock Firewall

Add Google Chrome as a permitted program in your firewall or antivirus software. If it is already a permitted program, try deleting it from the list of permitted programs and adding it again.

Method 5: Correct Proxy Settings

If you are using a proxy server, check your proxy settings are still correct or contact your network administrator to make sure that the proxy server is working.

If you do not believe you should be using a proxy server, adjust your proxy settings. Go to the Chrome menu> Settings> Show advanced settings …> Change proxy settings …> LAN Settings and deselect the checkbox “Use a proxy server for your LAN”.
lan_settings_proxy

Method 6: Disable Network Prediction

Try disabling network prediction by following these steps: Go to the Chrome menu> Settings> Show advanced settings … and deselects “Predict network actions to improve page load performance.” If this does not solve the problem, you should select this option again for improved performance.
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Method 7: Reset Router

Check your Internet connection. Restart your router, modem, or other network devices that you may be using. Delete cookies, history and browser cache.

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I hope this article will help you to solve the problem “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN”. If you have any further question please feel free to ask in the comment section.