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How to Clear/Flush DNS Cache in Google Chrome?

Written by Rajesh Rana

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Many times it happens that when I buy new domain name and after changing nameservers & hosting it in my server, it takes lots of time to resolve DNS, I do manual windows Flush DNS but still nothing works, then I came to know that, Google Chrome has a built-in internal DNS caching system which stores and saves the domain name, which I believe is to  improve webpage loading performance.

Due to Chrome’s internal DNS cache system even after I flush the DNS cache on operating system level, the domain may still resolve to old IP address due to DNS cache on Chrome itself.

Here are three different ways of how to flush and clear DNS cache of Google Chrome:

Solution 1–  In Chrome browser, type chrome://net-internals/#dns and then press the Clear host cache button.

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Solution 2 – Go to tools -> options -> Under the hood -> Clear Browsing data and check ’empty the cache’ and click on clear browsing data. it is not the DNS cache but still it works.

Solution 3 – Install “DNS Flusher for Chrome” extension : DNS Flusher for Chrome helps you clearing DNS cache by one click. By using it, you don’t need to open the page(chrome://net-internals/#dns) and click the button “clear host cache” Extension link>>

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Rajesh Rana

Rajesh is an accountant by his profession. He loves to explore new technology and solve problems. Also, he likes to share his thoughts, ideas, learning and lessons of life. When the work and internet is off, he maximizes his utility by reading books, listening to music, watching movies, pursuing his hobby of photography while exploring the world and life through traveling. To him, family is very important.

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