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

Windows uses DNS to translate domain names that you type in your browser’s search bar with its IP address so that your browser can reach the webserver and fetch its contents. The DNS resolution can work another way also, i.e., translating IP to 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 may take priority over the other. Such as, if you use VPN, it may override the DNS server configured by your ISP on your router.

Even Windows OS and browsers cache DNS query results for 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 This cache helps improve response time though you may need to clear it as it may become outdated.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. Clearing browser cache may not clear up DNS cache at all places, so in this gearupwindows 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, use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Chrome browser on your PC.

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

chrome://net-internals/#sockets

Step 3. Then, click the Flush socket pools button.

Please ensure that it may break pages with active connections.

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

chrome://net-internals/#dns

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

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

If 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:-

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

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