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If you are browsing the internet using Google Chrome, it is possible that you might encounter the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error. DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error typically appears on Google Chrome web browser. However, this issue might bother Windows, Mac or Android OS users. DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN is a very common DNS error which occur because of the misconfiguration of or incorrect DNS Settings of your Internet Network.

Generally, Domain Name Servers (DNS) is responsible to redirect a Domain name to its respective IP Address. If it cannot do the job or when the Domain Name to IP Redirection fails then the NXDOMAIN error appears which represents Non-Existent Domain.

Here are some simple solutions which you can try in attempt to resolve DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error.

Restart DNS Client Service

  • Press Win + R to open Run window.
  • Type services.msc and press Enter.

  • Press the D key to faster locate DNS Client item. Right-click on it and click Restart.

  • Close the browser and try again to visit the webpage.

Flush the DNS

  • Press Windows + X and click on Command Prompt Admin.
  • You will see Command provoke is presently open, now type the below highlighted command as it is and press enter.


  • Once the above  command is executed, You will have the capacity to see Windows IP setup effectively flushed the DNS Resolver Cache. on the screen.
  • Reboot your PC and open a similar page that was demonstrating you the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error

Change TCP/IP4 Proxy settings

  • Open Network and Sharing Centre.
  • Select Change adapter settings.
  • Locate for your Network Connection provider in Local Area Connection or Wireless Connection and select Properties by right-clicking on the icon.
  • In the newly opened window, opt for the Internet Protocol (4 TCP/IPv4) and click “Properties”.

  • In the new window, mark the Use the following DNS server addresses option.
  • Then, type in and
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  • After you are done with these steps, click OK and close the remaining windows.

Disable Any VPN Temporarily

Some VPN (Virtual Private Network) or Anti-virus software might obstruct the DNS. If you’re utilizing a VPN or Anti-virus software, disable them briefly and check to see if the issue is solved.

Reset Chrome Flag Settings

  • Copy the given below URL Text and Paste it in Google Chrome Address bar.


  • Press Enter button and it will load a page with Settings in Google Chrome.
  • In the Settings Page, at the right side click on Reset all to the default option.

Surf the internet now and most probably you might not encounter the Error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Again.

Execute commands in Command Prompt

  • Click Start and access Windows search box.
  • In the search type cmd and right-click on the result. Choose Run as administrator.
  • In the Command Prompt type the following commands. Press enter after entering each of them:

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /all

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /renew

netsh int ip set dns

netsh winsock reset

  • Once these commands are executed, restart the computer and check if the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN still exists on Google Chrome.


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By | 2018-08-08T00:00:00+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Common Errors, Computer Science, Network Issues|0 Comments