As the network and technology is advancing and getting modified day by day, the number of DNS errors of internet people get on Google’s browser “Chrome” are getting higher. It is observed that on forums, social media etc. people facing this ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED error are requesting help and guide to solve this problem. So in this article I will help you remove or correct the error. Basically this error has more than one solution, so we chose the most common solutions for our readers.
ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED is a Google Chrome Error. You will see this error commonly when you can’t open a site. The mistake, in fact, implies that the name can’t be determined. There are different explanations behind this mistake to appear, and when all is said in done, the blunder might be an aftereffect of a misconfiguration on your PC or the router or it could be an issue with the site you’re attempting to visit which might be down.
The first solution is to flush the DNS (Domain Name Server) to refresh its content
Flush the DNS (Domain Name Server) to refresh its content
- For this the user has to go to the start button and type cmd in the search bar or command prompt and press Enter.
- After pressing Enter, the command prompt screen would open. In this window, you need to execute three commands.
- Type “ipconfig/flushdns” and press the enter key, then type “ipconfig/renew” and press the enter key again.
- In the end press ipconfig/registerdns and press the enter key one last time.
- After performing all these steps, the DNS will be flushed. Now go and try to open the website that was showing error in chrome.
Trying to Change the Domain Name Server (DNS)
If for instance, flushing the DNS doesn’t solve the problem, we’ll move onto this step.
Now we’ll change our DNS to Google’s DNS server.
- First go to the control panel of your PC and open network and sharing.
- Then you will have to click the internet connection that you’re using and then open the properties of your internet connection.
- Here, you will have to double click the internet protocol version 4 as it is shown in the picture below.
- A box will open and there, you have to write 126.96.36.199 as the preferred DNS server. Plus, enter 188.8.131.52 as the alternate one.
- In the end click the validate setting tick box and save the setting before exit.
After doing all these steps properly, restart your computer. These steps will transfer your DNS server to Google’s DNS. Most probably, by this procedure the error would go away, if not, we have another option that can solve the problem.
If the error is still in place and not resolved till now, you should delete the cookies from your chrome browser.
- For that you will have to open the chrome browser.
- After opening it, copy the address “chrome://setting:/clearBrowserData”. If it is hard for you to copy it, then just type it.
- After clicking enter, you will notice a window has opened. There, you’ve to look for cookies and other site plugin data checkbox.
- Mark it and click clear browsing cookies so that Chrome’s cookies are cleaned fully.
Most of the time till this method, the error is usually gone, but if it is still intact there on your chrome’s screen then there is a one last thing to do that is simply go to the place where your router is placed, and just click its power button. After a minute is passed, start it again and then check the website that you desire to open.
If till now you’re facing the problem, then you should contact the network administrator of your internet service provider.
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