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How To Fix This Site can’t be reached error in Google Chrome

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Getting Error This site can’t be reached while Browse Any webpage ? Even Internet connection is connected properly But unable to Browse The website with error like This site can’t be reached ” www.example.com’s server DNS address could not be found. DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN. The cause of this error is that DNS ( DNS is the network service that translates a website’s name to its net address ) lookup failed, or a firewall preventing Google Chrome from accessing the network. That’s why the webpage is not available. If you are also suffering with this error Here apply bellow solutions to fix  This site can’t be reached Error on Google Chrome Browser.

If Due to some Reason when DNS server can’t convert a domain name to an IP address then this will occur a DNS failure error. A DNS failure occurs attributable to the misconfiguration of DNS address or as a result of Windows DNS consumer isn’t operating. Due to some reason If DNS lookup fails, unable to translate website name to its IP address you receive the error and it says Error code:

This site can’t be reached error

www.example.com’s server DNS address could not be found.
DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN




Fix This Site can’t be reached error

So If you are suffering with this error look for solutions here apply bellow solutions. Start with basic troubleshooting most users report it is a cookie issue that is prevent Chrome from connecting to select example.com site and web pages And clear old cookies from chrome browser worked for them.

Clear Cookies On Chrome Browser

To clear all Cookies open Google Chrome Browser and use shortcut key Ctrl-Shift-Del.

clear cookies on chrome browser

Here make sure “Cookies and other site and plugin data” and “the beginning of time” under Obliterate the following items are selected, it is overkill as you will delete all cookies And click clear browsing Data to clear all cookies. Now Close And Re open Chrome Browser. Then open the web page worked for you its great if still getting same error fallow next solution.

Restart DNS client

As we discuss before This site can’t be reached Error Occur due to DNS lookup failure The first thing we have to check The DNS client service is running properly. If due to any reason it not started then start the servie and set the startup type to automatic and if its already running then once restart the DNS Client service. To do this fallow bellow.

Press Windows Key + R then type “services.msc” and hit enter to open Services window. Now Scroll down till you find “DNS Client” ( you can Press D to easily find it).

Check the service status is running if its not running then double click on DNS client. change the startup type to automatic and start the service under service status as shown bellow image.

restart DNS client

If the service is already running simply Right-click on DNS Client and select Restart. Now the DNS client will restart, go and check if the error is resolved or not. Still getting same error fallow next solution.

Change IPv4 DNS Address

As we discuss before This site can’t be reached error occure due to DNS lookup failure.  So we first focuses on DNS Error To resolve this Error. If after restart the DNS client still getting same problem Then change the DNS Address.




To Change DNS address on your windows computer fallow bellow.

Right-click on the Network icon in the system tray and click on “Open Network and Sharing Center.” Or you can press Win + R key then type ncpa.cpl And hit enter key This will open Network And sharing center. Now Select and right Click on your active Network Connection and then click Properties.

network adapter properties

Inside the Local Network Properties windows select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP)” and click Properties.

Here select Radio button “Use the following DNS server addresses.” And Type the following address in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server:

8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

Change DNS Address

Check mark on “Validate settings upon exit” then click OK and click Close. Now Restart windows and check This must have Fix This site can’t be reached error in Gooogle Chrome.

Try resetting TCP/IP Setting

Some times This site can’t be reached error occur due to TCP/IP protocol, which is creating an issue and can’t be having proper communication with webpages over internet. So resetting it may solve your issue.

To Reset TCP/IP Setting you need to open command prompt as administrator. You can do this by type cmd on start menu search select commnad prompt from search results right click on it and select run as administrator.

Now on command prompt type fallowing commands one by one and hit enter key to execute the command.

(a) ipconfig /release
(b) ipconfig /all
(c) ipconfig /flushdns
(d) ipconfig /renew
(e) netsh int ip set dns
(f) netsh winsock reset




After perform all commands simply Reboot your windows to apply changes.

Disable Experimental QUIC Protocol

Above solutions ( clear cookies, Restart DNS client service, Change DNS Address And Reset TCP/IP ) are Are the most working solution to fix This site can’t be reached Error on Google Chrome Browser. If after perform above still getting same Error we have to look over the chrome browser for errors.

QUIC is the protocol named as Quick UDP Internet Connection which is designed to provide security protection equal to TLS\SSL with reduced connection and transport latency. Some times disabling of this security protocol may also allow you to open your required webpage without any error. So apply following step to disable it.

  1. Go to Google Chrome browser and type “chrome://flags” in the address bar. Now scroll below until you find a drop down option with name “Experimental QUIC Protocol“. Select the option of “Disable “which is set to Default before.

Disable Experimental QUIC Protocol

  1. After setting it, close your browser. And open it again, now the webapge which was giving you error. Hopefully, it will be gone and you will be redirected to your required webpage easily.
Reset Gooogle Chrome settings

If after Disable Experimental QUIC Protocol Still Getting same problem Then Reset Google Chrome Setting to its Default setup will help to fix any chrome browser Errors. To Reset Google chrome browser Settings Open Google Chrome then type “chrome://flags/” (without quotes) in the address bar and hit enter.

In the next window proceed with caution and click on “Reset all to default.

reset chrome browser setting to default

After that Close and reopen chrome browser to apply changes. Then after launch Google Chrome and browse the webpage hope This must have fix This site can’t be reached error if not continue to last method.

 Reinstall Google Chrome Browser

If after apply above all solutions still getting This site can’t be reached error. Then the last solution is Reinstall the Google Chrome Web Browser. To Do this :

Go to Control Panel and click “Uninstall a program” and uninstall Google Chrome from your PC. Next clear Chrome Cache Data from C:\Users\%your_name%\AppData\Local\Google\ and delete everything inside this folder. After that Download the latest version of Google Chrome Browser and install it. Thats all Now Reboot your computer, again open Chrome web browser and try to open the web page again. Hope This time you will get successes and a smile on your face :).

Restart DNS client service, Change DNS Address And Reset TCP/IP Reset Google Chrome Are the most applicable solutions to fix This site can’t be reached Error on Chrome Browser. Still Getting any problem, Have any query Feel Free to comment bellow. Also read from our blog : How to Make Google Chrome Faster on Windows 10.

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