How to Clear or Flush Google Chrome DNS Cache

Google Chrome Is the best web browser as compared to others in terms of number of users. Now there will come a time when you might have to flush google chrome dns cache for a number of reasons. The big question is how can we do this in the easiest way? There are many ways to get the job done but we will only discuss official methods without deviating from third party methods which may not be so effective.

What does DNS mean?

For those people, DNS stands for Domain Name Server, and it is a computer server that mainly contains a database of IP addresses and domain names in combination. DNS is used to translate all requested domain names into an IP address so that the computer knows which IP address to connect to.

How to Flush or Clear Google Chrome’s DNS Cache

Well, when it comes to clearing the DNS cache found in Google Chrome, the information below should give you some good advice in the matter, so, it is up to you to read carefully.

  1. open google chrome
  2. access socket indicator
  3. clear socket pool
  4. go to dns tab
  5. clear host cache

1]Open Google Chrome

First of all, you have to open Google Chrome browser on your Windows computer. If you’re not sure exactly what, double-click the icon on the desktop or click the same icon on the taskbar or in the Start menu.

2]Go to socket indicator

OK, so to get to the socket, which is in the hidden Net Internals section of Google Chrome, you’ll need to copy and paste the following into the address bar, then hit the Enter key:

chrome://net-internals/#sockets

This should reveal a new area with a few options to choose from on the left. Make sure Socket Link is selected.

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3]Empty socket pool

So the next step is to click on the button that reads, flush socket pool, and immediately it will work. Be aware that this can break pages with active connections.

4]Navigate to the DNS tab

google chrome dns

Moving on, you should now select the DNS tab located above Sockets. You can also copy and paste the following URL and hit the Enter key afterwards:

chrome://net-internals/#dns

Immediately, you will see the options related to the DNS tab.

5]Clear Host Cache

Finally, we recommend that you click on the button that reads, Clear Host Cache, and that’s it, your Google Chrome DNS has been cleared.

If you had any major network-related issues, we hope to get them fixed now.

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What is DNS Caching and Why Should You Care?

Websites are notorious for recording information about multiple visitors, which is why people are usually asked to accept the use of cookies. However, when users want to delete the information collected by websites, they can simply clear their browser’s cache, but this is not the end as the information is also stored in the domain name server’s cache.

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