When you are using Google’s Chrome web browser, you often have to face this error stated “The Web Page Is Not Available due to DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error. This issue may often occur due to some interruption in DNS configurations. The “NXDOMAIN” refers to the domain name is unable to find by the DNS servers that mean Non-Existing Domain.
Like other issues, this also has many solutions to fix it permanently. But before getting started, you should know about some basics of DNS. So, first, let’s know what is DNS and then we go for how to resolve the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error.
Domain Name Servers (DNS)
As human beings, it’s not possible for us to learn the IP address of all websites. In this regard, DNS plays a revolutionary role by providing the easy alphanumeric names of websites that can be memorized easily. All existing websites on the internet have Domain Names (i.e example.com) with their corresponding IP Addresses. This particular error code is generated during DNS failures.
The default DNS settings are installed in the router or may be stored in the modem provided by the Internet Service Providers (ISP). Once you go through this post, you need to get in touch with any experts. Here you will go through the completed troubleshoot process to permanently fix the issue—
Update your DNS IP
Many times the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error can be rectified by changing the IP of your DNS. All you need to attentively follow these 10 DIY steps—
- Click the right mouse button on the Network icon on your desktop. Or you may search from the Window tab at the bottom left corner taskbar.
- If you are accessing Wi-Fi networks, you can see here many bars or icons
- When you click on the required icon, you will redirect to another window with an array of options there.
- Choose Adapter Settings and click. Again you will redirect to a new window that displays the entire connections on your PC.
- Cross check the connection which is not able to connect with DNS servers and throwing the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error code.
- Once you identify the connection, the next is to click the right mouse button over it.
- Select Properties from the drop-down menu bar.
- The array of properties of connections will display. Now select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPV4).
- Again choose the properties and choose Custom DNS setting from the new properties window.
- Now input the Alternative DNS Server 188.8.131.52 in the dialog box and click OK.
You will enjoy internet surfing with ZERO interruptions.
The main cause to occur this issue is DNS failure. Therefore flushing of DNS might also be the perfect and permanent fix of DNS _PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error. Here is how to flush the Domain name server in the simplest 3 steps.
- Open Command Prompt by pressing the key combination of Window + R and type CMD and click on OK button.
- In the command prompt type, the command “netsch winsock” and press enter.
- Restart your PC now.
You would surely get rid of the error and get ready to surf on the internet.
Rebooting of DNS Client:
The Error DNS _PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN can also be resolved by restarting the DNS. This process is finished in just a few simple steps—
- Press Window + R and type services.msc in the dialog box appear and Click on OK button
- From the services window, select DNS client.
- Bring the cursor over the DNS client icon and click the right mouse button.
- From the dropdown menu options, click on Restart to restart the DNS client.
If you are facing such error only in your Android device, the following steps can lead you to resolve.
How to resolve DNS _PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error in Android?
Window OS is completely different from Android OS. Therefore, to resolve the Domain failure error, the processes mentioned above will not work. You may proceed to the following working steps—
- From the setting icon and access Wi-Fi network
- Now press the network icon and hold for a bit of second.
- From the network, option choose Modify Network
- Now select the “Show Advanced Options”.
- Choose “Static” adjacent to the IP settings.
- Input your new DNS IP address in DNS1 and DNS2 textboxes
- Click on Save and connect to the network for activation of settings.