The reason for DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error is usually due to a misconfiguration or a problem with your DNS. DNS is an abbreviation for the Domain Name System, which directs Internet traffic by connecting domain names to real-world web servers. To find the website, the browser uses a DNS to match the domain name to the IP address. The IP address is what the browser needs to know to show you the page. For example, when you type a WWW domain name in the browser, it searches for the corresponding IP address using a DNS and can then take you there. Sometimes this search process fails and you see the error message.
Methods to fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error
Method 1: Make Sure Chrome Is Up-to-date
There are various issues that can occur if Chrome is not up to date. Although the browser needs to update automatically, manually checking for updates can ensure that an outdated browser does not cause the problem.
Step 1- You will see three points in the right corner of the Chrome browser. Click on it to access the Customize and Control Chrome menu.
Step 2- When the menu opens, choose “Help” and then “About Google Chrome.”
Step 3- You will see a message that Google Chrome is checking for updates. When the verification is complete, you must restart Chrome to see if this resolves the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error.
Continue reading if the page-load problem is still there.
Method 2: Change DNS Server
The problem may be caused by the DNS itself, especially if you are using the default DNS of the ISP or router. A cheaper router can cause DNS problems. To solve the problem, you can replace your current DNS with Google’s public DNS (126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52).You may want to check your current DNS (otherwise, skip this part):
- On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and the R key at the same time to call the Run command.
- Type the control panel and press Enter.
- View by Small icons and click Network and Sharing Center.
- Click Ethernet.
- Click the Details button.
- See the IPv4 DNS Server.
Method 3: Disable Antivirus
Sometimes, antivirus programs prevent you from accessing certain websites. So the first step should be to disable your antivirus program and see if the problem is solved.