ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED Error in Chrome occurs when the DNS server is unable to resolve the IP address of the website to its domain name. You will find below the methods to fix Err Name Not Resolved Error in Chrome browser on a Windows computer.
Err Name Not Resolved Error in Chrome
In most cases, ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED Error in Chrome browser is related to DNS server being busy, blocked, or going through problems.
The methods as provided below should help in fixing DNS related issues. If the problem does not go away or reappears, you can consider ditching the DNS servers of your service provider and switch to Google’s free DNS servers.
1. Clear Browser Cache & History
ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED Error in Chrome browser might be related to corrupted cookie files or due to cached error pages being displayed by the Chrome browser.
Click on the 3-dots Chrome menu icon > More Tools > Clear Browsing Data.
On the next screen, make sure that you choose All Time as the “Time Range” and clear Browsing History, Cookies and Cached Images by clicking on the Clear Data button.
After Clearing Cache and browsing history, try to access the same webpage again and see if you are still getting Err Name Not Resolved Error in Chrome browser.
2. Power Cycle the Router/Modem
The simple act of disconnecting the Router from its Power Supply and Restarting it again can fix many DNS related problems.
Shut down the Router/Modem by using its Power button and unplug the Power Cable from the Wall Outlet, in order to completely disconnect the Router/Modem from its power supply source.
Wait for 5 minutes and Plug the Power Cable back into the Wall Outlet and Restart the Router.
3. Flush and Renew DNS
Most DNS related issues on a Windows computer can be fixed by flushing and renewing the DNS using Command Prompt.
Right-click on the Start button > Command Prompt (Admin)
On the Command Prompt Window, type ipconfig /flushdns and hit the enter key on the keyboard of your computer.
Next, type the following Commands and hit the enter key after each of these Commands.
- ipconfig /renew
- ipconfig /registerdns
Once the above Commands are executed, type Exit and press the enter key to close the Command Prompt window.
Restart your computer and see if you are still getting Err Name Not Resolved Error in Chrome browser on your computer.
4. Switch DNS Servers
If you are unable to fix the problem using above methods, it is likely that the DNS servers of your service provider are busy, down or experiencing problems.
To fix this issue, you can switch to Google’s Public DNS Servers, which are known to be fast and rated to provide 99.99% uptime.
Click on the Start button > Settings Icon > Network & Internet.
On the next screen, click on Network and Sharing Center link located under “Change your network settings” section.
On the Network and Sharing Center Screen, click on your active Network Name.
On the next screen, click on Properties.
On the properties screen, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on the Properties button.
On the next screen, select Use the following DNS Server addresses option and enter 126.96.36.199 as your Preferred DNS Server and 188.8.131.52 as an Alternate DNS server.
Click on OK to save the new DNS Server settings.
Another reliable DNS provider that you can consider is OpenDNS, available at 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 DNS server addresses.