How To Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error in Chrome

Now a days, Google is the most mentioned name in the internet business. During its long internet business journey, Google has launched many products and Google Chrome (The official Google browser) is one of the mega stroke by Google. Today, this  browser has reached more than 1 Billion mobile users. users are quite happy with its performance and services but few them have often mentioned the most troubling error and that is “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error”. So, today we are going to talk about this error and its different methods of fixture. So, lets begin with introduction to this error.

What Is DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error ?

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error is the most frequently troubling error often claimed by Google Chrome users. It is a very common internet connection error here. It  can occur due to several reasons. Sometimes it occur due to Chrome session expiration. For this, just close your browser > refresh your device twice or thrice > re open Chrome. Now, the browser will work as before but sometimes its rather difficult to fix this. So, its have a look on those solutions.

1. By Using CMD (Command Prompt) 

Command Prompt, otherwise called cmd is the command line interpreter on Windows NT, Windows CE, OS/2 operating systems. It is the partner of COMMAND.COM in Microsoft Disk OS and Windows 9x frameworks. The underlying adaptation of Command Prompt for Windows NT was produced by Therese Stowell.

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Steps to fix the error through this method.

  • Open Command Prompt (By clicking on Start button and then type cmd).
  • Command Prompt dialog box appears.
  • Type ipconfig /release
  • Press Enter
  • Type ipconfig /all
  • Press Enter
  • Type ipconfig /flushdns
  • Press Enter
  • Type ipconfig /renew
  • Press Enter
  • Type netsh int ip set dns
  • Press Enter
  • Type netsh winsock reset
  • Press Enter
  • Command ends
  • Restart your PC/Laptop/Notebook.
  • Try to connect with Google Chrome.

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2. By Changing DNS Server Settings

Steps to fix the error through this method (For Windows users)

  • Click on Start Menu.
  • Search for Control Panel.
  • Click on Control Panel (when it appears).
  • Control Panel dialog box appears.
  • Click on Network and Internet.
  • Click on Network and Sharing Center.
  • Click on Change adapter settings.
  • Right-click on the problem network
  • Click on Properties.
  • Check box Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  • Click on Properties.
  • Under option Use the following DNS server addresses, set Preferred DNS server as 8.8.8.8 and set Alternate
  • DNS server as 8.8.4.4.

  • Click on Ok.
  • Restart the Internet Connection
  • Try to connect with Google Chrome. 

Steps to fix the error through this method (For Mac OS users)

  • Click Apple.
  • Click System Preferences.
  • Click Network.
  • If the small lock icon in the lower left-hand corner of the window is locked, click on that lock.
  • Wait for sometime, Enter your users Password.
  • Select the connection for which you want to configure Google DNS.
  • Click on the DNS tab.
  • Click on + icon.
  • Add the Google IP addresses at the top of the list as mentioned below :-

1. For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4.

2. For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 or 2001:4860:4860::8844.

  • Click on Apply.
  • Click on Ok.
  • Try to connect with Google Chrome.

3. By Disabling VPN (Virtual Private Network)

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a network that is constructed using the Internet to connect to a private network, such as a company’s internal network for transporting data. DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error can likewise happen if the VPN software blocks the DNS. For this situation, disabling the VPN would work without a doubt. In the event that you have introduced any VPN, disable it for the time being. After that, if you still can’t access to the internet try uninstalling the software or try any other method mentioned above.

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Steps to disable VPN (For Windows users)

  • Click on Start menu.
  • earch for Control Panel.
  • Click on Control Panel (when it appears).
  • Control Panel dialog box appears.
  • Click on Network and Internet.
  • Click on Network and Sharing Center.
  • Click on Change adapter settings.
  • Network Connections page will be appeared.
  • A dialog box will appear. In that dialog box, you can see a bulk of VPNs (if installed any)
  • Highlight the icon of the VPN service you want to disable.
  • Click on Change settings of this connection option.
  • Click on the Networking Tab present at the top of the page.
  • Click on the Uninstall option
  • Press Yes to confirm.
  • The VPN will be disabled.
  • Try to connect with Google Chrome.

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 Steps to disable VPN (For Mac OS users)

  • Go to the Apple menu.
  • Click on Network Control Panel.
  • Click on Network Port Configurations.
  • A list of VPN’s will be shown (if installed any)
  • Delete that VPN Connection you want to delete.
  • Click Apply Now.
  • Try to connect with Google Chrome.

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If none of the above methods work for you, then make sure that you have a working internet connection or you are not in a dead WiFi zone. If it’s the later, then you can buy a WiFi Booster for your workstation.

Final Thoughts

So, here I end my take on “How To Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error in Chrome”. The methods mentioned above are one of the easiest, quickest and popular ways to fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error in Chrome browser for both Windows and MAC OS users.

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