3 Ways to Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Problem in Google Chrome

While surfing various websites on Google Chrome, we all come across the problem ‘DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN’. This is a very usual problem and if you are an avid user of the Google Chrome browser, then you must have faced the issue on numerous occasions. Apart from being common, it is also a very irritating problem and can hamper your crucial work on a critical time.

So in this tutorial, we have come up with the solution of the ‘DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN’ error. But before focusing on the solutions, you should know the reasons behind this gruesome issue.

Well, to understand the reasons behind the ‘dns_probe_finished_nxdomain’ error or the other DNS related issues like ‘dns_probe_finished_bad_config’ and ‘dns_probe_finished_no_internet’, you first have to understand what DNS is. DNS or Domain Name System is the main component which converts the website name to Ip addresses.

So if the DNS does not work properly, your browser won’t be able to translate the website name into addresses. There are five methods through which you can solve the ‘dns_probe_finished_nxdomain’ error in Google Chrome. We have explained all the methods with different scenarios where you can encounter this annoying issue. But before you head towards the solutions, check whether your internet connection is working properly or not. Also, close your browser and restart your PC.


Solution Number 1 To Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Problem

Step 1: First visit the computer-looking button on the right-hand corner of your screen and click on it. Now a pop-up will appear on the bottom of your screen stating ‘Open Network and Sharing Center’. Tap on it.

Step 2: Now another window will appear on your screen and at the left-hand corner of the window a Control Panel Home option will be available. Click on the Change Adapter Settings among the options.

Step 3: Then you will notice the internet network you are currently connected to. Place the cursor on the internet network, right click on it and select Properties from the drop-down list.

Step 4: After that, another Windows will come on your screen where you will get the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option. Check that it is selected and click on the Properties button.

Step 5: Now yet another window will appear, where you will get two options- Preferred DNS Server and Alternate DNS Server. Set them like this:
Preferred DNS Server:
Alternate DNS Server:

Well, this method will successfully solve the ‘dns_probe_finished_nxdomain’ error in Chrome easily.

Solution Number 2 To Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Problem

Step 1: Open Command Prompt simply by pressing the Windows Button + R simultaneously and then typing ‘cmd’ in the window. Step 2: Now run these commands on the Command Prompt  

  • ipconfig /release
  • ipconfig /all
  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • ipconfig /renew
  • ets hint ip set dns
  • netsh winsock reset

  This is another efficient method to overcome the ‘dns_probe_finished_nxdomain’ issue in Google Chrome.  

Solution Number 3 To Fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Problem

Step 1: Click the Windows Button + R and type ‘services.msc’  in the searching windows. Step 2: Then a window will appear on your screen stated as ‘Service(Local)’. here you will notice the ‘DNS Client’, right tap on it and choose Restart.   This method is also very effective to solve the ‘dns_probe_finished_nxdomain’ error in Google Chrome.  

Wrap Up

All the three methods we have stated here are very much effective to solve the dns_probe_finished_nxdomain’ issue in Google Chrome. If you still come across the problem on a regular basis, contact us for more suggestions.  

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