DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error in Chrome on Windows 10

The DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error is a very confusing, but it is usually quite easy to resolve. This may be the first time you have seen the issue, but it is actually one of Google Chrome’s most common DNS errors. When you try to open any web page, and you find this error message being displayed, here are some suggestions you can follow:

This webpage is not available, www.website.com’s server DNS address could not be found, DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

Almost in all situations, the IP addresses used by your ISP’s domain name servers are automatically set by your Internet service provider via the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. The web page which you are trying to connect cannot be accessed because the DNS lookup might be failed or not loaded. It is the network service that translates a website’s name to its internet address. This DNS error is most often caused by having no connection to the internet or a misconfigured network. An unresponsive DNS server might be also the reason for this issue. Another reason could be due to a firewall preventing Google Chrome from accessing the network.

Fix Websites server DNS address could not be found

1] Flush DNS cache

First, flush your DNS cache, restart your computer and router and see if that helps.

2] Use Google Public DNS

If it does not help, use Google Public DNS and see if that works for you. You need to explicitly change the DNS settings in your operating system use the DNS IP addresses. You don’t need to worry about the procedure; the process of changing your DNS settings varies according to operating system and version of operating system or the device which you are using. In this article, we are going to tell you how to show you how to fix this problem on Windows.

The issue about which we are talking in this article generally occurs on Google Chrome browser that you are using on Windows PC. Chrome might display a grey window with one of this message if something is wrong with Internet or DNS settings. Every time when you type the domain name into the browser, it is known fact that DNS will look for the IP address of the domain name and return the result to you.

First of all, right-click on the taskbar Network icon and select Network and Sharing Center.

Select “Change Adapter Settings”.

Search for the network connection that is used to connect to the internet, the option might be either “Local Area Connection” or “Wireless Connection”.

Right-click on it and click Properties.

Choose the new window to select “Internet Protocol 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and then click the Properties button.

Click the checkbox for “Use the following DNS server addresses” in the new window.

Enter in 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

Finally, click OK and exit.

Hope this helps!

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Mahit Huilgol is a Windows enthusiast, a blogger & a keen follower of everything Microsoft. He loves to keep a track of the Windows ecosystem and enjoys covering Windows 10 features & freeware.