How to fix DNS Probe Finished Nxdomain in Google Chrome

If you are tired of getting a DNS Probe Finished Nxdomain error in Google Chrome when you browse any website, then go through this complete article and you will hopefully resolve this issue.

I will be discussing several methods to get rid of this annoying error that appears over and again.

DNS Probe Finished Nxdomain error occurs when the web page is not able to load on your Chrome web browser due to different technical reasons.

If you take a look at the error itself, you will get an idea that this error has to do something with DNS. Now you must be scratching your head what is DNS.

DNS Probe Finished Nxdomain

DNS stands for Domain Name Server and it helps the web page to load on your Chrome browser (or other browsers as well) from the server.

A server is a storage (website hosting) on the internet where the website’s files are uploaded.

Cause of DNS Probe Finished Nxdomain Error

There could be several reasons why do we keep getting this error. It could be your internet connection or the browser that restricting web pages to load.

If your internet connection is good and there is no problem with the Chrome browser as well, there are high chances that internet settings aren’t done correctly.

We will consider all the possibilities and fix this error. The fixes I’ve discussed in this article are kind of technical stuff but if you follow the tutorial carefully, you can easily fix this error.

Also see: How to fix “your connection is not private” error

How to fix DNS Probe Finished Nxdomain:

So without wasting any more time, Let’s get to the solutions to fix the DNS Probe Finished Nxdomain problem in Chrome browser:


Clear DNS cache to fix DNS Probe Finished Nxdomain error:

This is one of the easiest and one of the best fixes to resolve this error. In this method, you will be deleting cache from the browser so that it freshly load website pages.

Sometimes when you open the website, it retrieves the web page from your browser’s cache memory and hence you see DNS Probe Finished Nxdomain error.

Here is what you need to do in this method:

  1. Open Google chrome.
  2. Type “chrome://net-internals” and hit.
  3. From the left-hand menu, select “DNS”Clear Cache in Chrome
  4. Scroll down and you will see the “Clear host cache” button.DNS prob finished NXDOMAIN
  5. Click it and you will be able to clear DNS cache on Google Chrome.

Close the browser and try to access the website. You should now be able to access that website.


Flush DNS to fix the error:

If clearing Google Chrome cache doesn’t work, try to flush computer DNS. It is again a simple fix and requires you to run a few commands to do that. Just follow the steps thoroughly and you will be able to do it:

  1. Go to Desktop and press Win + RRun CMD command
  2. Type “cmd” in Run and press enter or “OK”. A command window will open.
  3. Type “ipconfig /flushdns” and press enter.Flush DNS
  4. It will flush DNS and once it is done you see a message saying “Successfully flushed the DNS resolver cache”DNS flushed
  5. Restart your computer and you should be able to get rid of the DNS Probe Finished Nxdomain error.


Change DNS settings:

The other method we could give try is changing DNS settings. In this method, you will be changing the modem settings that hopefully resolve this problem. Take a look.

  1. Right-click the Start Menu and the power menu will open.
  2. Click “Network Connections” and network settings will be settings
  3. Select the network connection. Right-click on it and chose Properties. The WiFi network setting will open.Network setting properties
  4. Look for “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/ iPv4)” and select it.Change DNS
  5. Click “Properties”. If by default “Obtain DNS server address automatically” is selected, change it to “Use the following DNS server addresses“. Enter DNS servers as below and hit Ok.
    • Preferred DNS server:
    • Alternate DNS server: preferred & Alternate DNS server
  6. Restart your PC and it should resolve DNS Probe Finished Nxdomain error.


Reset Features to Default:

This is one of the easiest methods that could resolve this problem. Some of the readers of this blog have reportedly fixed the DNS Probe Finished Nxdomain problem with this method. Do the following:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Type “chrome://flags
  3. Click “Reset all to default
Chrome Flags

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