FIX: Err_name_not_resolved error in Google Chrome

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Google Chrome is one of the best browsers on the market, but even the best browsers have their share of errors.
  • Users reported that they are unable to access any website due to Err_name_not_resolved error in Chrome.
  • Fixing this problem is easy, and you just need to flush your DNS using Command Prompt or change the DNS.
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We access the Internet on daily basis, but sometimes problems with the Internet connection can occur.

One problem with the Internet connection that Windows 10 users reported is Err_name_not_resolved error in Chrome.

How can I fix Google Chrome Err_name_not_resolved error?

Err_name_not_resolved error can appear in your browser and prevent you from accessing various websites. Speaking of this error, here are some similar issues reported by users:

  • Err_name_not_resolved WiFi – This is a common problem with WiFi, and if you encounter it, you might be able to fix it by updating your drivers.
  • Err_name_not_resolved DNS – Another common cause for this error can be your DNS. To fix it, switch to the Google’s DNS and check if that solves your problem.
  • Err_name_not_resolved Internet Explorer – This problem can affect other browsers and Internet Explorer is not an exception. However, you should be able to fix this problem by using some of our solutions.
  • Err_name_not_resolved router, TP Link – In some cases, your router can be the cause for this problem. However, you can fix the issue simply by restarting your router.
  • This site cannot be reached err_name_not_resolved – This is another variation of this problem that you can encounter. However, you might be able to fix this problem simply by changing a couple of antivirus settings. If that doesn’t work, you might want to consider switching to a different antivirus.

1. Use Command Prompt

  1. Start Command Prompt as administrator. To do that press Windows Key + X to open Power User Menu and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.
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  2. When Command Prompt opens, enter the following commands:
    • ipconfig /flushdns
    • ipconfig /renew
    • ipconfig /registerdns

Few users reported that this issue can affect other browsers such as Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge, and you should be able to fix this problem by running netsh winsock reset command in Command Prompt.


2. Check your antivirus

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According to users, sometimes Err_name_not_resolved error can appear due to your antivirus.

However, you can fix the issue simply by checking your antivirus settings and disabling a few features. If that doesn’t work, you can also try disabling your antivirus entirely.

In case that doesn’t help, you might have to uninstall your antivirus. If removing the antivirus solves your problem, this might be a good time to consider switching to a different antivirus software.

There are many great antivirus applications on the market, and if you need a secure antivirus that won’t interfere with your system, you should definitely consider BullGuard.


3. Change your DNS

  1. Right-click the network icon on your Taskbar and select your network from the menu.
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  2. When the new window opens, click Change adapter options.
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  3. Right-click your network connection and choose Properties.
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  4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button.Err_name_not_resolved DNS
  5. Select Use the following DNS server addresses and enter 8.8.8.8 as Preferred DNS server and 8.8.4.4 as Alternate DNS server. Alternatively, you can also use 208.67.222.222 as Preferred and 208.67.220.220 as Alternate DNS server.
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  6. After you change the DNS, click the OK button to save changes.

4. Disable DNS Prefetching in Chrome

  1. Press the Menu button in the top right corner and choose Settings.
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  2. When Settings window opens, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click Advanced.
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  3. Scroll to the Privacy section and uncheck Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly.
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  4. After you uncheck this option, restart Chrome.

5. Flush Chrome’s DNS cache

  1. Open a new tab in Chrome and enter chrome://net-internals/#dns as the address.
  2. Now click the Clear host cache button and restart Chrome.
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