If individual websites on your computer are not opening even though they have not been blocked, and you see error messages “ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED”, “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN”. Then changing the DNS server in your connection settings may help.
- Open Settings using the Start menu or the Win+I shortcut.
- Go to “Network and Internet”, then click on the type of connection for which you wish to change the DNS server.
- If Wi-Fi network was selected, go to “Hardware properties” (for Ethernet connection there will be no this step).
- Click the “Change” button under “DNS Server Assignment”.
- Select “Manual” instead of “Automatic (DHCP)”.
- Enable the connection types (IPv4 and/or IPv6) for which you want to set your DNS server addresses.
- Specify the addresses of your preferred DNS server and an alternative DNS server.
- Save the settings.
- Right-click on the “Start” button and select “Run” and type “ncpa.cpl”.
- In the connection list that opens, right-click on the connection whose DNS servers you want to change and select “Properties”.
- In the list of connection components, select “IP version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” or “IP version 6 (TCP/IPv6)” and click “Properties”.
- Select “Use the following DNS server addresses”, to specify a preferred and alternative DNS server.
- Apply the settings.