“Err Name Not Resolved” error is very common, especially if you are using Google Chrome. Being a generic error, there are several reasons as to why it may occur. Usually, your proxy settings in Chrome might be changed and you have no idea about it.
Sometimes, changing your DNS settings manually can help to get rid of this error.
Just like there are multiple reasons for the error, there exists multiple solutions as well. In this post, I have tried my best to cover all those solutions that can help you resolve this error in Chrome.
1. Flush DNS & Renew It
This is perhaps one of the best solution and usually works every time. It’s pretty elementary one though but still if you don’t know how to flush DNS and renew it, follow the below steps.
Right click on Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen and tap on “Command Prompt (Admin).
Once the cmd.exe or command prompt window is opened, type in the following commands.
“Press enter after each line”
- Netsh winsock reset.
That’s all! You have successfully flushed the previous DNS and registered a new one. Restart your PC and hopefully the error will be gone.
2. Change DNS Address
We have discussed this error a number of times in our previous posts. Here is how you can easily change your DNS settings.
Right click on the Internet Access icon in the right corner of the screen and tap on ‘Open Network and Sharing Center’
Now, click on your working Internet/Ethernet.
From the new box opened, click on properties.
Now double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
Now check the option, “Use the Following DNS Server Addresses” and enter the following values.
- Preferred DNS Server: 126.96.36.199
- Alternate DNS Server: 188.8.131.52
Check mark the option “Validate settings upon exit” and click OK.
Restart your internet connection and browse again. The error will be resolved.
3. Disabling DNS Prefetching in Chrome
You can disable DNS Prefetching in Chrome and get rid of this problem. Here is how you can do it.
Click on Menu icon in top right corner of Chrome browser and click on Settings.
Now scroll to the bottom and tap on “Show Advanced Settings”.
Scroll to Privacy section and uncheck ‘Use a Prediction service to load pages more quickly.’
That’s all, Close the settings window and browse your stuff.
4. Changing LAN Settings
Once again, go to chrome settings by click on the menu icon in top right corner.
Scroll down and click on Show Advanced Settings.
Scroll to “Network” and click on Change Proxy Settings.
Under the Connections tab click on LAN settings.
Finally, select “Automatically Detect Settings” and click ok.
Restart your internet connection and try browsing again.
These are the best four solutions to Fix err name not resolved error. You can also try clearing your cache and browsing history or simply restart your computer and Internet connection. Sometimes, anti-virus software can interrupt your connection. Disable it and try browsing again.