How to Clear or Flush Google Chrome DNS Cache on Windows 11 or 10?

Firstly, windows use DNS to translate domain names that you type in your browser’s search bar with their IP address so that your browser can reach the webserver and fetch its contents. So the DNS resolution can work another way also, i.e., translating IP to the domain name. Your browser sends name resolution queries to DNS servers as per your system’s/browser’s/ISP’s configuration. On a Windows PC, there are multiple places where we can define which name servers or DNS resolvers to use, and one might take priority over the other. Such as, if you use VPN, it may override the DNS server configured by your ISP on your router.

Although Windows OS and browsers cache DNS query results in faster response time, this cache helps improve response time though you may need to clear it as it may become outdated. An old cache may also be an issue due to privacy and security reasons, as it may be used for tracking user activity. So clearing browser cache may not clear up DNS cache at all places, so in this risewindows article, we will guide you to clear or flush Google Chrome DNS Cache in Windows 11 or 10.

How to Flush or Clear Google Chrome DNS cache?

To clear or flush the Google Chrome DNS cache, do the following:-

Step 1. Open the Chrome browser on your PC.

Step 2.  Now, when Google Chrome opens up on your computer, copy and paste the following in the address bar:-

chrome://net-internals/#sockets

Step 3. Next, click the Flush socket pools buttons.Please ensure that it may break pages with active connections.

Step 4. Then, click the DNS tab in the left sidebar. Preferably, copy and paste the following URL in the address bar and click the Enter on the keyboard:-

chrome://net-internals/#dns

Step 5. After that, hit the Clear host cache button.

If you complete the above steps, then Google Chrome DNS Cache will be cleared, and any problem related to DNS should be solved in the Chrome browser.

Once you are still struggling with the Chrome browser where some webpages refuse to open, you should Flush or Clear the Windows cache. For that, do the following steps:-

  • Now, open the Command Prompt with administrator privilege.
  • Then, type ipconfig /flushdnsand hit Enter key on the keyboard.

If you complete all the steps, you’ll get the output “Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.”

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