DNS server

im tring to access a game i play that is web based and for days i play with no problems and then theres times where i cant login to it at all because i get told its not there,i get this

This web page is not available

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

The server at prisonhavoc.com can't be found because the DNS look-up failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website's name to its Internet address. This error is most often caused by having no connection to the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused by an unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing Google Chrome from accessing the network.

yet when i contact them they tell me its working fine and they show me a web site that shows me the page is working.

It's just you. http://prisonhavoc.com is up.

so whats going on?

Comments

#1

ozzcaddy-MODERATOR wrote 2 years ago

I just tried the link and had no problem bringing it up, but I use Open DNS.

You might be best to contact Tech Support regarding the problem. Post back what they say/advise you.

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#2

Frosty-MODERATOR wrote 2 years ago

DNS lookup failures themselves can be either on your end or on the DNS server end of things (or somewhere in between).

The results of DNS lookups might also be cached if you are on a Window computer. This will only happen if you have the "DNS Client" service running in the background. I usually have my PC configured with this service Disabled. You can run "services.msc" to look at your local services and see if it is running or not.

If the DNS Client service is running, you can display the contents of the cache by running this from the command line:

ipconfig /displaydns

You can clear the cache manually by running the following from the command line:

ipconfig /flushdns

Now ... if you normally DON'T have the DNS Client service running, that means that every DNS lookup has to be done dynamically ... and if there is any kind of network issue at that time, the lookup will fail and you will get the sort of symptom you describe. So maybe try setting the DNS Client startup type to Enabled and then start the service, and see whether that helps in making the symptom less frequent.

ALTERNATIVE IDEA

If the problem is with the vividwireless DNS servers, not with your PC and internet link, then you could switch and make your computer use a public DNS like Google (servers 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) instead. This requires you to make a manual change to the IPv4 configuration in your computer's network settings.

#3

oiujj wrote 1 year ago

also getting DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

#4

oiujj wrote 1 year ago

got the fix
http://www.deskdecode.com/dns_probe_finished_nxdomain/

#5

AzarR wrote 41 weeks ago

There are many methods to fix this issue, you can you this guide to fix it like i did. http://feedsyouneed.com/

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