Like many people, I also use Google Chrome to surf the web and other things. But yesterday while browsing a website the web page failed to load and I got a screen saying that the web page is not available and the error name shown below is Err_Name_Not_Resolved . There are several reasons for the cause of the following error, but the most significant reason should be DNS address problems. Because every time the Internet blocks the DNS address for whatever reason, the resulting error is Err_Name_Not_Resolved. So today, I would discuss some reasons that could be the cause of the error and also with that their respective solutions.
How to solve the problem » Err_Name_Not_Resolved » ?
That being, the error occurred in the Chrome browser and that’s why I thought I’d start with a few steps that I know would always resolve Chrome-related errors. But if that doesn’t work then I would search the internet for more solutions and resolve the error using those methods.
1. Delete browser cookies
Many websites request to store cookies and we only accept them blindly. These cookies can sometimes even create problems visiting a website or even if the cookies get corrupted, which can cause an error. Now deleting cookies can help you resolve the error and you can do so by following these steps:
- Open the Google Chrome browser on your PC.
- Now visit the following link: Chrome: // settings / clearBrowserData
Note: If clicking the link does not open, try copying and pasting the link in the URL bar.
- Now, a new window would open with the title Clear browsing data .
- Select only option Cookies and other site data and then press the button Delete data .
- This would remove all cookies from your browser data.
Now, you can revisit that website to check whether the error is resolved or not. For me the error was not resolved because it never does on the first try so I tried another method.
Note: You can also clear all your browsing history and cache files if you think none of them are important to you. And then try to visit the page that caused the Err_Name_Not_Resolved error in Chrome .
2. Renew the DNS address
In this method, we would use the command prompt to renew the DNS address by entering a few commands. The steps are easy to follow and the commands are provided below:
- Press the key Windows and look for cmd .
- Right click on the first result and choose the option Execute as an administrator .
- At the command prompt, enter the command
ipconfig /flushdnsand press Enter.
- Now, type the command
ipconfig /renewand press Enter.
- Finally, type the command
ipconfig /registerdnsand press Enter.
- Enter the command Exit to close the command prompt.
Now, to check if the problem of Chrome Err Name Not Resolved is solved or not, restart your device and try visiting the site again by launching Google Chrome.
3. Reset network settings
This step can also be said as a continuation of the second step, but most of the time using the commands from the second step solves the problem. Since that was not the case for me and therefore I would try this third step, which is a continuation of the second step, but here you need to enter a single command.
- If it is closed, reopen the command prompt in Administrator mode.
- Now, type the command
netsh winsock resetand press the key Intro .
Once you have completed the execution of the above command, you will need to restart the computer and then verify the web page by launching the Google Chrome browser.
4. Change DNS to Google’s DNS address
Even the second and third steps did not help me and that made me try this fourth step, that is, change the DNS address to Google’s public DNS address. Google provides free access to the public and anyone can use its DNS to access the Internet. So, just follow the steps to change your DNS address:
- Open the start menu and look for Center network and sharing .
- Now, click on the network you are connected to.
- Then press the option Properties .
- Now, choose the IPV4 (Internet Protocol version 4) and click on properties.
- Choose the radio button Use the following DNS addresses.
Preferred DNS server: 8: 8: 8: 8
Alternate DNS server: 8: 8: 4: 4
- Now click the button To accept .
Restart your Chrome browser now and check if the website is reachable or not. This solution worked for me, but don’t worry because I also did some research on the internet and I have a few more methods for you, if your problem is still not solved.
5. Disable Firewall and Antivirus
Sometimes the firewall or the Antivirus supports the loading system of some files that could be suspicious and that there may be cases in which the browser’s cookies are suspicious that caused the error in Chrome Err name not resolved . Therefore, you may want to disable your Firewall or Antivirus to get rid of the error. To enable or disable the Windows firewall, just follow the steps below:
- Open the control panel with the key Windows .
- Now click the option Security system .
- Click on the option Windows firewall .
- In the left column, choose the option Enable or disable Windows Firewall .
- Now, click on the button Disable Windows Firewall option and do click on To accept .
After that, try to revisit the web page that you were unable to visit. Also, if this doesn’t work and you have installed antivirus software as well, disable your antivirus software and check if the error Err_Name_Not_Resolved is solved or not.
6. Restart your router or access point
This step is very easy to perform and I hope that many of you have already tried it before looking for solutions on the internet. But if you haven’t already, follow these simple steps:
- Disconnect your system from Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable.
- Then if you are using a router or other Wi-Fi access point, turn it off for 10-15 seconds and restart it.
- Now, reconnect the device with the Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable and check the error.
There are many problems that are only solved when we reset the hardware connection, so this error can also be solved by restarting the internet source.
7. Disable the prediction service
Google offers these services, which helps the user to navigate safely. But if you think the website you are accessing is safe, you can use this method and disable the prediction settings.
- Copy the following link and paste it into your url bar.
chrome: // settings / syncSetup
- Now, turn off the options marked in the black box.
- Restart your Chrome and visit the web page again.
The error Chrome err name not resolved anymore must be resolved. However, if it is not resolved now, please try another browser to check if there is not a website server problem.
The Err_Name_Not_Resolved error in Google Chrome it can occur mainly due to DNS problem or corrupt file like Cookie or other saved browser data that may be suspicious and the system may not allow the browser to access the file. The reasons that could be causing the error are mentioned above with their respective solutions that can help to resolve the error.
I hope that the Chrome error err name not resolved is resolved for your system and you can now access the site. However, if you have a problem regarding any topic in the article or even if you have any suggestions, you can comment below and let us know about it.