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How to fix: "There was a temporary DNS error.

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

When you see the error code inet_e_resource_not_found, it means that your device couldn’t find the requested website’s DNS (Domain Name System) record. DNS is what converts a website’s name (like www.google.com) into its IP address (like 172.217.163.100).

This error can happen for a few reasons:

-The DNS record for the website you’re trying to visit doesn’t exist.

-The DNS server your device is using is having issues.

-Your device’s network is blocking DNS requests.

-Your antivirus software is blocking DNS requests.

To fix this error, you can try the following:

-Check the spelling of the website you’re trying to visit.

-Clear your browser’s cache and cookies.

-Restart your browser.

-Visit the website in a different browser.

-Flush your DNS cache.

-Change your DNS server.

-Disable your antivirus software temporarily.

1. Enable DNS prefetching in your browser

On your computer, open Google Chrome. At the top left corner of the browser, click the three lines in blue that represent the browser's main window. At the top right corner of the window, click the gear icon. At the bottom of the window, click the "Settings" link. At the "Settings" page, under "Advanced," click the "Network" tab. Under "Prefetching," click the "Enable" button. Click "OK" to close the "Network" tab.

2. Use a public DNS server

Please enter the domain name or IP address of the DNS server you were using.

  1. Open your web browser and type in the address of the public DNS server you want to use.
  2. If you're using a desktop computer, press the "F2" key to open the "DOS" window and type in "ping ipv4" to check that the computer can reach the DNS server.
  3. If you're using a laptop, open the "System Preferences" application, go to the "Network" panel, and click the "DNS" icon.
  4. In the "DNS" window, enter the IP address of the public DNS server into the "Server" field.
  5. In the "Search suffix" field, enter the domain name that you were trying to access when there was a dns error.
  6. In the "A Records" field, enter the IP address of the server that you want to use for the domain name.
  7. In the "PTR Records" field, enter the IP address of the server that you want to use for the PTR records.
  8. Click the "OK" button to save the changes.

3. Use a VPN

First, try refreshing the page. If the issue persists, then you can try using a VPN to fix the problem. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Launch a VPN client.
  2. Connect to the VPN server.
  3. Change your DNS settings to use the VPN server.
  4. Refresh the page.

4. Use the Tor Browser

  1. Open the Tor Browser.
  2. Type about:config in the address bar.
  3. In the about:config page, type network.proxy.tor into the search bar.
  4. Double-click the network.proxy.tor setting to open it.
  5. In the network.proxy.tor setting, double-click the proxy.http.enabled setting.
  6. In the proxy.http.enabled setting, set the value to false.
  7. Close the about:config page.
  8. Reload the page in the Tor Browser.

If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:

  1. Use a proxy server.