DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error in Ubuntu Chrome and Firefox – How to Fix


I am unable to visit most sites online in either firefox or chrome. I can access google docs so I am researching on windows 7 (dualboot) and rebooting into Ubuntu (recently upgraded to 16.04).

Test 0:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/dns-clean

(nothing happened)

Test 1:

$ dig microsoft.com
; <<>> DiG 9.10.3-P4-Ubuntu <<>> microsoft.com
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 2944
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 5, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 512
;microsoft.com.         IN  A

microsoft.com.      896 IN  A
microsoft.com.      896 IN  A
microsoft.com.      896 IN  A
microsoft.com.      896 IN  A
microsoft.com.      896 IN  A

;; Query time: 102 msec
;; SERVER: 2001:558:feed::1#53(2001:558:feed::1)
;; WHEN: Tue Aug 29 14:54:43 EDT 2017
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 122

Test 2:

$ ping reddit.com
connect: Network is unreachable

Test 3:

$ less /etc/network/interfaces
# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

Test 4:

$ less /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf 



Test 5: Chrome

This site can’t be reached
www.reddit.com’s server DNS address could not be found.


Test 6: Firefox

Server not found
Firefox can’t find the server at www.reddit.com.
Check the address for typing errors such as ww.example.com instead of www.example.com
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Edit: Almost forgot, this seems to have started after I tried installing PlayOnLinux the other day. I uninstalled it but the problems persist.

Any thoughts?

Re: possible duplicate question : dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error caused by Ubuntu
dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error caused by Ubuntu
I clearly state in my question that the solution posed in the other thread of clearing the dns cache does not resolve my issue.

Best Answer


Step 1. Open terminal and add below command

sudo nano /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf

Step 2. Now add below line in file

supersede domain-name-servers;

Now, save file

Step 3. Restart the network

sudo service network-manager restart

Refresh your page and done.???

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