DNS (Domain Name Server) Lookup Failed Error is one of the most common problems in Google Chrome. Most of the time, the broadband users face the problem most. Even Google provides solution under the message. In general, DNS translates the website from its actual internet address. So, when your PC has no Internet connection, or any misconfigured connection happens, the browser shows as the DNS Lookup Failed Error. Simply, DNS is unable to follow your command for DNS error as like the error of DNS_Probe_Finished_NXDomain or DNS_Probe_Finished_No_Internet.
Simply, we can solve the problem by replacing the custom DNS. At the same time, there have some other reasons for occurring DNS Lookup Failed. For example, cache or cookies in the browser from years after years. With this in mind, we will see how we can solve DNS_Lookup_Fails.
DNS Lookup Failed Solution by clearing Cache:
Do you know when you visit any website, browser cache memory stores the necessary data for showing you on the next visit? Yes! Browser cache in your OS stores the data for fast serving the information for you. It is very effective in most of the cases. But sometimes, when it is saving a lot of data and for any misconfiguration or error, it fails to present the data or can’t connect with the DNS. For this reason, DNS Lookup may fail. In this case, if you clear or flush the cache, it will solve. How can you clear the cache for fixing DNS Lookup Failed?
- Open Command Prompt (cmd) by typing cmd on the search on the taskbar or by Clicking CTRL+R and Type cmd.
- Now type ipconfig /flushdns to clear the cache in your OS.
Yes! It will ensure the DNS cache has been removed from your PC or browsers. Now if you visit your desired website, surely you can visit it.
Changing DNS Server Addresses:
Now you have to change the DNS server addresses and most of the time, I have seen that it solves the problem easily. How can you do that?
- First, open Network from the desktop and go to Network Sharing Center.
- Now click on Ethernet and click Change Adaptor Setting on the Right sidebar.
- Now Right click on Ethernet and go to Properties.
- Here you will find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) double click here or change Properties.
- Now change the DNS Address with the following digit.
DNS Server: 22.214.171.124 Alternate DNS Server: 126.96.36.199
Now click OK and restart the PC and open the browsers and see the DNS server is working. That means it has solved the DNS Lookup Failed error.
Clear Cookies from the Browser and some other task to solve DNS Lookup Error:
Yes! Browser cookies keep the data and it can prevent to open certain websites. So to keep in the safe position is to clear it. At the same time, delete the browsing history. Notably, follow some other rules to fix DNS Lookup:
- Try to disable antivirus and it can solve the issues.
- Unplug the Internet cable from the Router.
- Restart the PC and check again.
- Check if you are using in VPN.
- Scan the PC as if it seems there have any Removing shortcut virus or Malware.
If you follow the above rules, it will surely solve the DNS problem on your PC.
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Editor’s Note From TechyPi:
Finally, I will tell DNS is the way to connect the browsers to the website. So any problem in connection or misconfiguration or firewall block can hamper to show the webpage. With this in mind, follow the above method, it will surely solve the problem of DNS Lookup Failed Error.
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