If you are a Google Chrome user, you may get a DNS-PROBE-FINISHED-NXDOMAIN error at any time. In most cases, users only face this error in the Chrome Browser, while you can easily access any Mozilla Firefox or IE web page. This error occurs because when you try and access the webpage, the DNS lookup fails.

Keeping your Windows PC clean and optimised is also important, as has been said time and time again. So I recommend that you keep your PC clean and safe, which will avoid all these network and system errors. We recently posted how to fix the Death Error Blue Screen Critical Process in Windows 10.

Okay then, today I’m going to share a few methods that can help you easily get rid of this Dns Probe Finished NxDomain error code. Follow the steps mentioned below and you will be happy to go.


Method 1: Flushing the DNS

As This Problem Arises because of DNS, We will first attempt to Flush the DNS to see how this helps.

Step 1: Open the Run dialogue box by pressing Windows Key + R

Step 2: Type in CMD and press Open Command Prompt to enter
(Alternatively, you can press the Windows key + X and select Command Prompt Admin to Open Command Prompt)

Step 3: You can see Command prompt is now open, Now Simply Type the Below Highlighted Command as it is and click enter.

ipconfig /flushdns

Step 4: After the Above Instruction is executed, “Windows IP configuration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.” will be seen on the screen.

If you want to open the same web page that showed you the DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN bug, reboot your PC now. If not, switch on to option no. 2 seen below to address the browser problem now.

Method 2: Changing DNS settings

You will need to change some DNS settings in this process, which I will show you in just a moment. First let me warn you that this allows you to make certain improvements to your DNS, but these changes appear to work and help to get rid of the error that DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN is not usable on this website.

Step 1: Right-click on the Network and Sharing Center icon in the Taskbar, and then click Open.

Step 2: Open the browser, press the Change Adapter Settings button on the left pane.

Step 3: You can now see all the network links, but it can be LAN or Wireless Link, you will have to define which is active and linked. You would need to right-click the Active Link button and then click Properties.

Step 4: Now another window opens open only by clicking on Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then clicking on the Properties button.

Step 5: Now you need to search the Use Following DNS Server Addresses option to enter the following values as seen in the image below.

Preferred DNS Server:
Alternate DNS Server:

Click OK now and try if you still get Chrome’s Dns Probe Finished Nxdomain error.

Note: In Step 4, you can de-check Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).

Method 3: Reset all of the characteristics to Default

Only in Google Chrome does this method work. So the feature reset method is for Chrome users only. If both of the above methods have failed to fix your problem, then the steps mentioned below should fix it.

Reset all to Fix DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN by Default

  • Open Chrome
  • In the address bar, type “chrome:/flags/” and hit Enter.
  • Now from the right-hand side, click the “Reset all to Default” button.
  • Close and re-open Chrome.
  • Now, try to open a webpage.

This will reset everything in Chrome, and your browser data will also change. We’ve learned recently that this technique works for many users, so we thought about updating it here. Let us know if this helps you to fix Dns Probe Finished NxDomain error for you.

Melina Richardson is a Cyber Security Enthusiast, Security Blogger, Technical Editor, Certified Ethical Hacker, Author at Cybers Guards & w-se. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.