Most of you may be facing this error from Google Chrome when you going to browse web site is “This site can’t be reached – Server IP address could not be found”, DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.
With this error, you can’t browse the website, maybe not anything at all.
But fixing this is peace of cake. Don’t worry, when finishing this article you should be able to solve your problem on your own.
Reason for DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN
If you’re getting an error, specifically this is a DNS lookup failed. It means DNS fails to resolve the address or domain name. “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN”– NXDOMAIN means Non-Existent Domain.
How to solve This problem.
So we are going to start by right-clicking on the network icon in the bottom right corner of our taskbar. Depending on if you’re using a wireless or other network connection, the icon will look a little bit different. An Ethernet connection looks like a monitor. If you’re using a wireless connection it will look like a wireless signal with those traditional lines like a satellite icon.
So you want to right-click on it and then left-click on. Where it says Open Network and Sharing Center.
on the left side where it says change adapter settings
Now whichever network is active here you want to right-click on it and then left-click on properties.
Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then let’s look at the property.
The bottom area where it says, obtain DNS server address automatically. Let’s look at the option or selection below this is “use the following DNS server addresses”. we’re the preferred DNS server you want to type in 184.108.40.206. and then the alternate DNS server you want to make it 220.127.116.11. This is Google’s own DNS server address.
So you can left-click on OK or actually I’d recommend ticking the little box that says “Validate settings upon exit”. Because if you make a mistake it’s good that you know right away.
And then left-clicking on ok and then you can close out of the property window.
After that, it’s just going to run on windows network diagnostic scans and make sure everything is good.
If that did not work for you something else we can try. Go to the CMD (Command Prompt) and run as an administrator. To do that you can press The Windows key and R. Then type cmd and click Ok.
Now we want to do is type in
And then hit enter. Once you’re done type in that in you want to type in
And enter again on a keyboard. Again type
Then hit enter again. We can see that we had successfully flushed the DNS resolver cache. Now we want to type in
And then hit enter on a keyboard. Just be patient here it will take a moment. Once we’re done that you want to type in,
netsh int ip set dns
and then hit enter on your keyboard. Now you want to type in,
netsh winsock reset
And then hit enter. They’ll ask you to restart your computer to complete the reset. So closing out of a command prompt window, restart your computer.
Now you know about “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” which is comes in the Chrome web browser. These methods will solve this problem in chrome also Mozilla, Opera, and most of the major browsers. If you have any questions please comment below.