Numerous reports are showing that Chrome users are being annoyed by this following error “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN”. This error is preventing them from accessing their desired websites and its also blocking them from connecting with different outside services. Right from the start, we need to mention that this error is related to DNS, as its name implies.
DNS is responsible for translating and resolving names in scenarios where the user’s system is not able to do it on its own. Therefore, this will error will pop up when the user is trying to access certain websites that cannot be resolved/translated.
Computers are set by default to use the DNS that’s configured by the user’s personal router or modem. Furthermore, the router or modem is configured by the Internet Service Provider unless it has been changed. Therefore, this error can be solved by changing the DNS from local or default (automatic) to Google’s own DNS configuration.
How to Fix the DNS Error
The first thing that users need to do is to click on “Start” and then type “CMD”. This will open the command prompt menu and that’s where users are required to choose “Run as administrator”. After doing that, users must type in the following command in cmd “ipconfig /flushdns” and then hit “Enter”.
After the previous steps have been completed, users need to hold the “Windows Key” and press “R”. This will open cmd once again and this is where they need to type in the following “ncpa.cpl” and click “Ok”. This will direct the user to network connections
Once users find themselves in the network connections center, the DNS will be updated. However, users need to first identify their network adapter (it’s the one set as Active). After identifying the adapter, right click on it and select “Properties”. Now, click the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option and then select “Properties” once again.
All that’s left now is to check the “use the following dns server addresses” and enter the following value “18.104.22.168” for Preferred DNS Server and “22.214.171.124” for Alternate DNS Server. Now just click “Ok” and reboot the system.