Tip: Clearing Google Chrome DNS pre-fetching cache

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Google Chrome LogoWhile setting up the Sector 7e Blog site I ran into a problem with Google Chrome 23 that I would like to share my remedy with everyone.  During the initial setup of the 7e Digital blog the domain address changed a few times. Usually this in not a huge problem, you just wait a few minutes to or up to 24 hours and your domain will have made its way through the internet and to you DNS server.

Several minutes, hours and then a day passed and I was still unable to access my blog.  So I tried accessing it on my phone.  It worked…  I went back to my PC but still nothing.  I started up Internet Explorer*cringe*, and I was able to access my blog.  The same was true with Firefox.  Well then it must be Google Chrome then.

After some research I found that a feature in Google Chrome called DNS pre-fetching was the culprit. Most sites had the remedy for an old version of Google Chrome.  So below are my instructions for clearing the latest version of Google Chrome.

Google Chrome Settings ButtonStep 1: Click on the Google Chrome Settings Button and click “settings”. (Circled in red above)

Google Chrome Advanced SettingsStep 2: Click “Show advanced settings…”

Google Chrome Clear Browsing Data ButtonStep 3: Under Privacy click the “Clear browsing data…” button

Google Chrome Clear Browsing Data DNSStep 4: Select “the beginning of time” in the drop down menu, and uncheck all options except for “Empty the cache”. Click “Clear browsing data” and your DNS issue should be fixed.