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In Google Chrome, when I visit a website I get the error code dns_probe_finished_nxdomain. As is the case with most error messages, this isn't self explanatory. What does this error code mean?

  • NXDOMAIN means: domain doesn't exist. I assume that's what Chrome is trying to tell you. – joeqwerty May 10 '17 at 23:41
  • @joeqwerty I assumed the same. I've also seen err_name_not_resolved which is another error message generated by Chrome. It sounds as though it'll be the same but I'm guessing it must mean something different. Do you know if there's a place on the web which documents what these messages mean? – henrywright May 10 '17 at 23:46
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    There aren't that many. NXDOMAIN means that a server said authoritatively that the name asked for does not exist. "Did not resolve" means that for some reason the lookup process did not produce a result. – Calle Dybedahl May 11 '17 at 8:56
  • @henrywright : see cs.chromium.org/chromium/src/components/error_page/common/… for various error codes, including the one you are specifying, each error code is seen with some comments as explanation. This is obviously specific to chrome/chromium, but other than that NXDOMAIN is a standard DNS error code telling you that the domain requested does not exist (Not eXist DOMAIN) – Patrick Mevzek May 24 '17 at 8:17

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