DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN prevents you from accessing websites, causes issues with connecting to outside services. As the name suggests, this is a DNS related error. The function of DNS is to resolve/translate names so when your system cannot resolve or translate the address, you will get this error:

By default, your computer is set to use the DNS configured in your router or modem which is Internet Providers DNS unless it has been changed. I always recommend using public DNS servers, which you should see in this guide as they are most active and have a 99% uptime.

The issue may also arise due to incorrect entries in the host’s file, which can prevent and limit access to certain or all websites.


UPDATE 04/09/2016: Try our free DNS Geek tool which should resolve most DNS issues for you. Since the script does not have a certificate, you may be prompted with unverified publisher issues. If you are told that the script is not digitally signed, then you can run the command below and then run the script.

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Scope Process

After executing the script, you can change it back to Restricted by typing the following command

Set-ExecutionPolicy Restricted

DNS Geek Tool should be downloaded onto a different computer if yours doesn’t have access to the internet and then copied over onto a USB Drive. Once it is downloaded and copied to the USB, take the USB out of the system and connect it with the computer having DNS issues. Copy the file from the USB and place it on your Desktop. After the file has been moved, click Start -> Type cmd and choose Run As Administrator.

Once the Black Command Prompt window opens up, drag the DNS Geek Tool file to the Command Prompt and Hit Enter or type the path to where the file is saved, and then run it.

The tool will then run by itself and will prompt you for a “Yes and No” prompts as it troubleshoots the issue.

You can also proceed with the steps below because this tool does the same as the guidelines below.

In this guide, we will be discussing on how to change the DNS from local or default (automatic) to Google’s DNS. The reason is, that Google DNS has high uptime, almost 99.99% and more reliable than the ISP’s or Internet Provider’s DNS so switching it to public DNS should resolve issues where the previous DNS is down, overloaded or slow to respond.

Flushing and Updating DNS to Google’s Public DNS Servers

To do this, follow the steps below.

  1. Click Start and Type cmd, right-click cmd and choose Run As Administrator
  2. When the Black Command Prompt opens, type the following in it and Hit Enter.ipconfig /flushdns
  3. Once this is done, Hold  Windows key and press R again.
  4. This time, type ncpa.cpl and Click OK. You will be taken to the network connections. From here, the DNS will be updated but you have to identify your network adapter, the one that is set as active.
  5. Identify your network adapter, which is connected and right-click it, then choose Properties.
  6. Then, from the properties’ pane, click “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” once so that it becomes highlighted in gray and select Properties again.
  7. Put a check on use the following DNS server addresses and enter the following for Preferred DNS Server and Alternate DNS Server
    Preferred DNS SERVER:
    Alternate DNS SERVER
  8. Click OK and close the rest of the windows.

Source: https://appuals.com

Published by queenkeandra

I am a swedish citizen with asian origin, lives in Sweden, entrepreneur, accountant, fashion designer, dressmaker, professional interpreter and translator and from year 2014, I also became a local politician with some assignments from the local government. I moved to Sweden after marriage with a Swedish national in 1986. Two years later we got a son followed by a daughter after 21 months. Satisfied with life in fact, I guess I got all I wished for, it feels I have everything. Being married is not just a bed of roses, the roses have thorns also and you can get it at times but we’ve always been doing pretty good. Kinder and better husband I do not think I can get, everyone has their flaws and life becomes easier if you can accept them. I’m not a perfect person either. I became a grandmother quite young, only 45 years old, was a little skeptical at first but then I loved to be one. Now I am already a grandmother of two, a boy and a girl of 20 months between them, such a great feeling, it feels like it was a replay of my life. When I have both of them at home, it feels like I was young again and is the mother of small children. I can not explain but so damn good it is. When I moved to Sweden I knew nothing about the country, but now it feels like I’ve always lived here. I speak Swedish better than my native language, better in Swedish grammar than my husband, it may sound strange but it’s true. I dream even in Swedish. I hang out with many Swedes, have worked and still working in Swedish companies. I go to the Swedish church though I am a Roman Catholic. We believe in the same God anyway. I’ve adapted pretty well in Swedish society. I think I have to adjust to that country I moved to, not the country or its citizens to adapt to me. Sweden has no responsibility whatsoever that I wanted to move here so I could not demand anything else, but now a citizen, I think I have the right as any other native Swedes. I pay taxes and do my duties as a citizen. I think I am a good role model and a loyal citizen and can fight for my new country.

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