The error “This site can’t be reached, server DNS
address could not be found, DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” come
into picture, when you’re trying to open a website using
Google Chrome. This error is caused when Domain Name Server
(DNS) is not able to resolve the website IP address.
If you’ve also faced the same problem, you can use one
of these methods to fix “Server’s DNS address could not be
found’ or DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” error.
DNS Server Settings :
Go to Start Menu > Settings > Network &
Sharing Center > Change Adaptor Settings.
Right click on the connection such as WiFi or Local
area connection / Ethernet and select properties.
Tap on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and
Select “Obtain DNS server address automatically” option
and press Ok.
Note : If “Obtain DNS server address automatically”
option is selected already, just select “Use the following
DNS server address” option. Now enter the Google Public DNS
service address in the field shown below. Select the option
“Validate setting upon exit” and press OK.
The Google Public DNS IPv4 addresses are as
The Google Public DNS IPv6 addresses are as
Chrome Host Cache :
Open Chrome browser and type the following
Click on “Clear host cache” button
Flush DNS :
Windows OS stores the IP addresses and DNS entries in
order to facilitate the faster requests to the websites. If
the IP address or DNS is changed and not present in the
cache, you’re not able to access the website. You should
remove the cache by flushdns command in order to retrieve new
Open command prompt by pressing Windows logo key + R
and type CMD in it. Press CTRL + Shift + Enter to open
command prompt as administrator.
Now write the following command in sequence and press
NETSH winsock reset catalog
NETSH int ipv4 reset reset.log
NETSH int ipv6 reset reset.log
Restart the DNS Client Service :
Open Run and type services.msc shown below.
Head to “DNS client services” and click on
Now restart your computer.
Delete etc Folder :
Copy and paste the following address in the Windows
explorer address bar on your PC
Press Ctrl + A and delete all the files here.