How to fix this error message: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN?

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I have found a few popular
solutions to fixing the error code DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN, which basically
means that the computers request to find the internet server code (DNS) timed
out. This error often seems to occur after you delete your history and cookies
and can be resolved in a number of ways:

The first solution is a
very popular comment under a youtube video that also attempts to solve the
problem (however has mixed responses):

Open Network and Sharing Center.

  • Click "Change Adapter Settings".
  • Find Network Connection that is used to connect to internet (either "Local
    Area Connection" or "Wireless Connection"), right-click on it
    and click Properties.

  • Now in new windows select "Internet Protocol 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and click
    Properties button.

  • In the new window click the checkbox for "Use the following DNS server
    addresses:"

  • Type in 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
  • Click Ok and close the rest of the windows.

The video
itself attempts to solve the problem by manually putting in the server address,
found in Run, into your internet settings, but this does not always seem to
work.

Hopefully
that first way worked for you, but another possible way that was popular on a
google forum was this:

1.  For Windows 7 go to
Start>type "services.msc" without quotes and look for "DNS
Client". Right click "DNS Client" and click Restart. Once
finished, close Chrome and reopen the webpage. Should work for you.

2.  Windows 8 user same theory with the
"services.msc" but to get there, either swipe in from the right,
Windows key + C, or put mouse cursor to the top right or bottom of the screen.
Click search and type in "services.msc" no quotes.

There
were plenty of other suggestions in the forum:

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/nanfBxleQpw

But if
you are still struggling I would recommend checking simple things such as your
Ethernet cable is still attached to your pc, you are still receiving active
wifi and your internet provider is still connected. After that it might be
worth contacting either your internet provider or computer manufacturer.

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