Disable Chrome DNS Cache

Top 4 Ways to Clear or Disable Google Chrome DNS Cache

January 10, 2017 23:30:05 / Posted by Michael Eric to Online Website
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“As you probably know Google Chrome has its own internal DNS cache. Is there a way to clear it without having to wait for the time out or close the browser?”

- Mee from Superuser

Chrome use DNS Cache (a small databank that stores all the IP addresses for websites you access) to make it easier for your computer to reach and access the IP addresses of websites. However, if a website switches to a new server, you may encounter DNS errors when you try to access them and the cache can also slow your browser down if the old cache won‘t work anymore. Thus, in this article, we list top 4 ways to clear or disable DNS cache in Google Chrome.

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Part 1. 2 Ways to Clear/Flush Google Chrome DNS Cache

Part 2. 2 Ways to Disable DNS Cache in Google Chrome

Part 1. 2 Ways to Clear/Flush Google Chrome DNS Cache

Clearing Google Chrome DNS cache can help you solve DNS or host error related browsing issues sometimes. Now follow our steps to flush DNS cache in Google Chrome.

Way 1. Clear Chrome's DNS Cache from chrome://net-internals/#dns

  • Open Google Chrome and type in this address: chrome://net-internals/#dns and press “Enter.”
  • To flush your Google Chrome browser’s DNS cache, simply find the button that says “Clear Host Cache” and click it.
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  • Alternatively, you can use the Down arrow at the top-right corner. Click on the Clear cache and Flush sockets.
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    Way 2. Clear Chrome DNS cache from "Clear browsing data" page

  • Open Chrome, click on "More" icon at the top-right and select More tools and then Clear browsing data.
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  • Click the Down arrow to select the beginning of time. Check the box before Cached images and files , and then tap on Clear browser data button.
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Part 2. 2 Ways to Disable DNS Cache in Google Chrome

To protect your privacy when browsing on the Internet, you can disable Chrome DNS cache especially when you use a public computer.

Way 1. Disable DNS Prefetching from Google Chrome

  • Open Chrome, go to Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy.
  • Disable the option Predict network actions to improve page load performance.
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Way 2. Disable Chrome DNS cache from Developer tools

  • Click on More icon at the top-right. Choose "More tools" from the list and then select Developer tools.
  • Click on Network tab and tick the Disable cache box.

That’s all for how to clear and disable Chrome DNS cache on Windows 10/8.1/8/7. If you have any other problems, please leave a message in the comment place.

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