ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED – Explained With Solutions
Err_Name_Resolution_Failed is a Google chrome browser’s error and the main reason behind this error to show up on the screen is, lack of internet connection, misconfigured internet setting or maybe that website’s server related problem what you’ve wanted to open.
Sometimes this error occurred on all web pages or maybe on some particular websites and it’s also possible you can only seeing this error on a single website, it’s all depending upon the situation what your networks or browsers is suffering from.
Fact: Most of the times you can easily access any webpage on other browsers like Mozilla or Internet Explorer, besides the chrome (During this problem).
So, whatever the condition is I’m gonna help you to out to fix this issue from your computer by just taking some simple steps and you’ll gonna fix your PC just in a couple of minutes.
Solution No.1 – Flush DNS Setting
There is always a DNS Client Service is running in every internet connected device who can translate the domain name into the corresponding IP address. Like, the domain name “www.deskdecode.com” might convert to“22.214.171.124”.
So, it’s possible your windows internet management services or That DNS Client Service might get corrupted and running improperly and because of that, its 100 % possibility for this error to showing up in your Browser and by just flushing the DNS setting can quickly fix this problem, only if it’s happening because of some bad configuration setting.
@All these procedures are same for all windows version:
- First, open the Run Commander in your windows by pressing the Windows Key +R key at the same time.
- After that, type the “cmd” in the text box and that will open your windows Command Prompt.
- Now type the command “ipconfig /flushdns” and then press enter, it will flush all cached DNS from your PC.
- After that restart your computer and test it, if the problem still stays then open the cmd again and try the 2nd command listed below.
- Second command: “netsh winsock reset catalog” (only try when the above once won’t works).
Solution No.2 – Changing DNS Setting
Normally the DNS server obtains service set’s on automatically in your computer and sometimes it may stop working with chrome and that’s why we need to change that setting by manually entering the DNS server IP.
We are using “Google Public DNS” server IP for our manual setup because it’s FREE Domain Name System service offered by Google and the best part is, it’s providing domain name resolution for all host’s on the Internet.
@To change DNS Server IP in your windows:
- First, go to the “Network and Sharing center” and you can easily open it by pressing “Windows key + R key” and then type the command name “ncpa.cpl”on the commander and click “OK”.
- When it gets opened, Click on the “Change adapter settings” option from the left-hand side panel.
- Next right click on your active internet connection adaptor (Local area network or Wireless area network).
- Then click on Properties.
- Select the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP v4)” option.
- Click on Properties (Yes, again, but it’s in a different window).
- Now select the “Use the following DNS server addresses”
- In the “Use The Following DNS Server Addresses” type.
- In the first area “126.96.36.199”.
- In the second area ”188.8.131.52”.(As shown in the picture given below).
Solution No.3 – Disable Firewall
In some cases, the firewall blocks the Internet connection and disallows the computer to accessing the Internet. By disabling it can works most of the time.
- To turn off the firewall in windows you’ll need to go back to your windows control panel again and select the “Windows Firewall” option in it, you can also search in the search box by typing ‘Firewall’ in it.
- In your windows firewall setting, click on “Turn Windows Firewall on or off” option in the left side panel.
- Administrator permission required, If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
- Now select the “Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended)” option under the network location and that will stop your protection, then click on “OK” to save the setting.
Solution No.4 – Turn-OFF The Antivirus
Nowadays antivirus having its own security system program build in it to prevent hacking like something kinds of stuff and because of that it’s also possible this problem does occurring on your browser.
So, you can fix this problem by turning off your antivirus program.
Solution No.5 – Use Https
HTTPS is a protocol for safe communication in a computer network which is generally used on the Internet. So you can also try to open the website by changing URLs to https.
So, it’s be like using the secure https://www.facebook.com URL instead of using http://www.facebook.com
Solution No.6 – Repairing Or Clean Junk Windows Registry
The registry is the main target when a virus or malware starts to corrupt your windows and a single Changed value in your windows registry can cause this network error. I’m suggesting Zookware Cleaner because most of the clients happy with it and it provide more features than a simple registry cleaner at low-cost price and the best part is, if you’re not happy then they have a great policy by providing “60 Day Money Back Guarantee” to all customers, pretty good right!!.
If you still getting this error after trying all the solution given above in this article then it’s possible the website you are trying to open is changed their domain name or maybe their website’s server got down due to some reasons or maybe you typed the website’s name wrong in the URL bar.
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