Here we are to explain what is “dns_probe_finished_nxdomain” and how to resolve this without seeking help from others, as everyone is busy with their stuff. You might be familiar with “dns_probe_finished_nxdomain.” You might have experienced that, or you might have heard about the error when you use internet for searching any domain. Internet – it is becoming as almost a human’s basic need to work, to communicate, to transfer data, to gain updates, to learn and the list goes on. Nowadays we use technology’s advantage for almost everything for our basic life. Whether it is a smartphone or PC or Laptops etc. Using the PC has its comfortability comparing to that of other devices. Let’s see, how you could fix dns_probe_finished_nxdomain on Windows 7, 10, Mac & Android phones. Shall we?
Dns_probe_finished_nxdomain Error Fix For Windows, Mac & Android
What is DNS?
Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical naming internet system that converts the alphabetical names into numeric IP addresses. In a simple note, it is just equivalent to an Internet phone directory because it has the collections of the database that translates host names to IP addresses. Each and every domain has its own IP address. Domain names are easy to remember for humans, but for computers or machines, they do understand the numeric values for those specified domain names.
A typical IP address looks like “220.127.116.11”. We use “n” number of websites in our day to day life. Remembering the IP addresses of all those domains is not practical. Hence DNS serves us the best of its work.
What dns_probe_finished_nxdomain means?
Sometimes your browser (basically most commonly used browser is chrome, so here we give you the details with chrome browser) may show this kind of error message where the DNS of your specified system cannot send information to chrome for your requested domain. dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error generally occurs because DNS lookup fails when you are trying to access the web page.
4 Solutions To Fix dns_probe_finished_nxdomain
We have quite a few working solutions in order to get rid of dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error messages. All the solutions we suggest here have been tested. For your easy understanding, we have also given you our step by step process with the pictorial representation. Do not follow all the suggestions. Just follow any one of the suggestions which work on your device.
Solution 1 – Clear Chrome Browser Cache
Clearing the cache resolves many internet related errors and problems. It also cleans up the space capacity and speeds the performance.
Step 1: Open “Google Chrome” browser on your computer system
Step 2: Click on the three dots aligned vertically in the upper right corner of your browser page.
Step 3: From the drop-down menu, move your mouse towards more tools option, click on clear browsing data from the side menu. (See image below)
Step 4: Select the time range from the drop-down box, click on the items you need to remove the cache, browsing history or even the passwords.
Step 5: Click clear browsing data. (See image above).
Finally clearing browsing data clears all the cookies, cached data from your computer system.
Solution 2: Flushing the DNS Cache
The DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error can be fixed by using a different command prompt like flush DNS, renew, release etc.., also along with some important commands like resetting Winsock. If the first solution does not work try the below-mentioned steps.
Step 1: Click on “windows” button from the left corner of your taskbar. In the search box type “cmd”,“ windows command processor” will be listed.
Step 2: Open the command prompt window (you will see a black screen window with your username of the system). Type & run the below-mentioned command one by one. You can even copy & paste the below-mentioned commands in the command prompt window.
netsh int ip set dns
netsh winsock reset
NOTE: Run all the commands one by one. Do not copy all together and paste in the command prompt window.
Step 3: Once after completing the step 3, wait until the command prompt finishes running the process. It may take a few seconds. Once done restart/reboot your computer system.
Now try searching the websites/domain names through chrome. The error message has been resolved and could be disappeared.
Solution 3: Change TCP / IPV4 settings
Changing the TCP / IPV4 setting can also help you to resolve the problem. You can even try this option to resolve among other solutions by following the steps.
Step 1: Go to the windows button and select network connections.
Step 2: Now select the properties options from your current active internet connection.
Step 3: From the list of options select TCP / IPV4 settings and click properties.
Step 4: A new window will open. Just enter the given DNS setting in it. Change the preferred DNS server as 18.104.22.168 and alternate server as 22.214.171.124 and click ok.
That’s it. The process has been completed. Now you can go on surfing the internet.
Solution 4: DNS client – restarting
Here is another solution to resolve the problem. It is simple and easy, within few seconds you can restart the DNS client.
Step 1: Press “Windows + R” keys together to open the run command window.
Step 2: Type “services.msc” and click ok.
Step 3: A new window will open with all the list of services. Scroll down until you see DNS Client.
Step4: Right click on the DNS CLIENT. You will have some list of options. Select Restart from the list of options. Your DNS Client will have successfully reset.
Precautions for the future:
- Clear recycle bin, temp files etc.,
- Clean browsing history, cached data, and cookies
- Do not change the network providers very often. Try to stick with any one network provider
- If none of the above-mentioned solutions works with your computer system try to reinstall google chrome for better results.
Hope the article is useful for you and helped you in fixing dns_probe_finished_nxdomain on Google Chrome on Windows, Mac & Android without any hiccups. Kindly drop your comments/feedbacks to us. All the solutions given here are tested. If the listed solutions did not fix the dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error then please drop a comment below, we’ll help you out.