Internet have solution to every problem. We could access unlimited information about anything and everything on internet. There are thousands of websites on internet which serves us. all we need is an internet connection and a browser like chrome to access a website.
DNS server stands for Domain Name System which automatically translates browser’s address bar to IP address of a webpage. this process is also called as domain name resolution. If there is an issue that means domain name cannot be resolved. DNS resolve all domain issues. There are times when we cannot access a particular webpage,this happens when there is no domain name resolution.
And hence whenever we try to access any webpage, ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED error occurs with the message displayed. First we have to resolve this error and then only we can access the website.
This article will help you understand the reason behind this error and how you can deal with it. You will read various solutions to remove this error.
What Does The Error Message ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED Means?
This error occurs when your browser is unable to match the IP address of a particular website with the name registered in the DNS for which you searched. Hence, the connection to the website cannot be established. This error is not restricted to chrome.it can occur in any other browser also. And not only in laptop or PC, but also on android or iphone too. But the error name could differ on different browsers.
Possible Causes For The ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED Error
There could be various reasons behind the incapability of DNS domain to resolve name. One reason could be the unavailability of DNS server or that the IP address have been changed and the browser is trying to resolve domain name with previously stored information.
If there are no stored information about the entries of the domain name in the cache of your operating system you are trying to access, the error could occur. Other reasons could be problems related to the router, wrong internet settings, issues with security of the system or problems with the winsock catalog.
How To Fix The ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED Error In Chrome?
BY now,you already know various reasons behind the error. Here are various solutions to encounter the problem. You could try them according to your own convenience and check which one is a perfect solution to resolve the DNS error of your browser. There is not a one particular solution, you have to try all of them until you find the perfect one.
Solution 1: Clear Your Browser Cookies
Chrome stores the information about all your previously accessed websites. This helps to reload that website faster and auto type the domain name when you are typing. This service could be very comforting but at times, it turns out to be a problem which results in the error ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED.
So you need to first clear all the stored data of your previously accessed websites and cookies which could serve as a barrier in loading the website and then retry.
Step 1: Open the menu in chrome.you can click the three dot icon visible on the screen to open it or you can type clear browser data and search for it.
Step 2: If,you have opened the menu,click on the clear browsing data option.
Step 3: Select the option to clear browsing history and cookies data necessarily.
Step 4: Next,tap on the clear browsing data button visible on your screen.
Step 5: Once clicked,all the cookies and browser data in chrome will be deleted..
You can now try again accessing the website.
Solution 2: Flush and Renew DNS
Flushing and renewing DNS is a very effective method. This is very easy also which is like a cherry on the cake! It is a very nice way to resolve the error.
Step 1: There is a windows logo key, click it or you can click on the start menu button.
Step 2: Type a shortcut for the command.
Step 3: Now you can see the command prompt on your screen, click on it .
Step 4: There will be 4 options-open file location, pin to start, run as administrator and pin to taskbar. Select the third one.
Step 5: Type
press enter after each of them one by one , and wait for one process to complete before pressing the enter button again for the next code.
Step 6: Next, go back, shut down your device and start it again.
Check if the problem is resolved.
Solution 3: Change Your DNS Address To Google’s Public DNS
Changing the DNS address to google’s public DNS can help you resolve this issue. This section will clearly explain the whole process which will help you to efficiently resolve the error.
Step 1: On the keyboard, press w in+R (run).
Step 2: A box will appear on the screen, type ‘control’.
Step 3: Click on the ok button.
Step 4: Next,a panel will occur; click on network and sharing center.
Step 5: On the screen,there will be an option saying ‘Change adapter settings’, click on it.
Step 6: On the right side, click on set up a new connection or network.
Step 7: Further,select properties option. there will be various options on the screen, select ‘internet protocol version 4 (TCP /IPv4).
Step 8: Select ‘obtain an IP address automatically and Use the following DNS server addresses:
Step 9: Type
Step 10: Finally, click the OK button.
Go back and check if the issue is resolved.
Solution 4: Check Your Firewall and Security Software
The firewall and security software in use can be a hindrance in connecting networks or it may block the browser which creates the error and inability of DNS to work properly. This is possible that your browser and network connection is blocked. Go to settings and unblock the connection.
Or you can try by clicking on ‘disable’ of firewall and security software. This may remove the DNS error and lead to smooth functioning of the system. Go back and retry loading to check if the error is fixed.
Solution 6: Power Cycle Your Router
There could be problem with your router which is unable to access the Web Page and generate information. Problem with router can lead to DNS error.
Try to power cycle your router.r.To power cycle the router; refer to steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Shut down your device completely. Shut down the router and remove the plug of your router from the board.
Step 2: Wait for some time.
Step 3: Next, retry by plugging in the plug again and restarting the device. Check if the error is removed and if you are able to access the page.
You could also try by contacting the company concerned with your router for assistance and solving hardware related problems. This could help you to continue using your router efficiently without any further problems.
Solution 7: Reset The Winsock Catalog
We have already discussed various reasons behind the error. One being that there is no IP address stored in the chrome for the Domain name you are searching. Winsock program also known as windows sockets helped in communicating the IP address to the server.
If the previously mentioned steps like changing dns address, removing the cache,flushing and renewing DNS, checking firewall are not helping you in resolving the error, then maybe resetting the winsock catalog can help you!Winsock is interface application.
It helps to communicate TCP to programs and hence create entries in chrome.This process is quite similar to flushing and resetting the DNS.the command needs to be of administrator. Follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Click on the windows icon and press start
Step 2: In the accessories section, there will be a ‘command prompt’ option. Click on it.
Step 3: Further, click on Run as administrator.
Step 4: On the command prompt window, enter Netsh winsock reset and press enter button to continue the process further.
Step 5: To make the process successful, restart the device and check if the chrome is able to access the IPaddress.
Solution 8: Disable Chrome Predictions
If still, you are unable to resolve the issue, this last step is surely going to help you. Chrome have this amazing feature called prediction feature which helps you to load links faster than normal. This is like the word prediction system, which automatically stores the information about the link and web page you visited before.
This makes the loading process faster,for those visited links. But, much the comfort, equal is the chance of errors and problems. This prediction function of chrome can lead to error ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED.
Disabling this chrome prediction can solve the error and stop it from occurring any more. You can easily disable this by going to settings.
Step 1: Click on three dot icon, a menu will appear.
Step 2: Next, look for the advanced settings option and click on it.
Step 3: In the privacy and security section click on the preload pages for faster browsing and searching option and disable it.
Step 4: Next,go back to the page and check if error is resolved and if DNS is working properly.
You must have got solution to your problem while reading this article, we discussed various ways which you can opt to resolve the error. The error could also be there on other browsers like firefox or safari. You can also try temporarily disabling security software, changing the DNS server or checking the malware.
This will surely help you and you can now easily access all the internet websites which you want to and enjoy an amazing content provided by them without any error ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED.
Just remember to follow all the steps carefully and with proper precautions. You cannot bypass this error directly and need to try these steps until you find which one is perfect for the error in your device. If the problem still persists, contact the customer care service of your hosting provider to get needed assistance.