Dns_Probe_Finished_Nxdomain: Fix It On Chrome, Windows, Mac, And Android

Recently, one of our readers asked what they could vì khổng lồ fix the DNS_PROBE-FINISHED_NXDOMAIN problem?

This error message appears in Chrome when your browser can’t connect khổng lồ the website you’ve sầu requested. Other browsers use different messages to display this error.

In this article, we’ll show you how khổng lồ easily fix the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error, và how lớn avoid it in the future.


If the trang web you want lớn access still shows the error, try the next solution.

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Flush Your Computer’s DNS Cache

Your computer often saves (caches) the IPhường addresses of websites that you’ve previously visited. If the website’s IPhường has changed, then that can cause the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error.

Here’s how khổng lồ flush your DNS cađậy.

Note: These instructions are for Windows 10. For macOS instructions, check out our guide on clearing your DNS cađậy.

First, search for the Commvà Prompt phầm mềm. Go ahead & open it up.

Tip: If you’re not logged in as an administrator, use the ‘Run as administrator’ option.


Next, type ipconfig/flushdns then press Enter on your keyboard. You should then see a success message.


Now, try accessing the trang web again. If the error message DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN still appears, try the next solution.

Release và Renew Your IP Address

The next step is khổng lồ renew your computer’s IP. address on the mạng internet.

Go ahead & open up the Command Prompt phầm mềm, as shown in the previous step. Next, enter the following commands in this order. Press Enter after each one.

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /renew

You will see quite a few lines of information after entering the first và third commands. This is normal.


If the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error still appears after this, try the next solution.

Use Google’s Public DNS Servers

By mặc định, your computer uses the DNS VPS from your internet service provider (ISP). You can change this to use Google’s public DNS server instead.

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On Windows, open your Control Panel then go khổng lồ Network and Internet » Network and Sharing Center. Then, clichồng the ‘Change adapter settings’ liên kết on the left hand side.


You will see a list of connections. Right-cliông chồng on your current connection and select the Properties option.


Next, cliông xã on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) & then clichồng the Properties button.


After that, you need lớn cliông xã the ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’ option & enter these DNS servers:

Preferred DNS server: DNS server:

Then, cliông xã the OK button to lớn save sầu your changes.


Try the trang web again lớn see if the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error is fixed. If not, try the final method.

Cheông chồng Your Computer’s ‘hosts’ File

The hosts file is a file that your computer uses khổng lồ maps domain names to IP addresses. If the website is incorrectly recorded in this tệp tin, that can be the cause of the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN issue.

On Windows, you can find this tệp tin through File Explorer. First, open File Explorer, then find the Windows thư mục on your computer. It’s normally in the C: drive sầu. Mac users can find the tệp tin under /private/etc/hosts/ folder.

Next, go to lớn System32 » drivers » etc. Here, you need khổng lồ locate the hosts file & double cliông chồng on it to lớn open it. If you’re prompted to choose an tiện ích, use Notepad.


Now, kiểm tra lớn see if the website’s address is in the hosts file. If it is, delete it along with the IP. address next khổng lồ it. Then, save sầu the tệp tin.


After doing this, the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error should hopefully no longer appear for that site.

We hope this article helped you learn how lớn fix the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error. You might also lượt thích our article on the most comtháng WordPress errors and how to fix them.

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