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Clearing Your Browsers DNS Cache

This article describes how to clear a DNS cache from your computer.

  • Your ISP may also have a DNS cache that may impact your browsing.

As any domain name relies on a DNS entry, your computer will tend to store these entries locally. This tutorial will help you clear the entries from your PC or Mac.

Windows XP, ME and 2000

1. Open the Start Menu and go to ‘Run’ and type in ‘CMD’

2. Type the following into the DOS Prompt: ipconfig /flushdns

3. Press ‘ENTER’

4. Type: exit

5. Restart your PC.

Complete. You have now cleared your computer’s DNS cache.

Windows Vista and 7

1. Open the Start Menu in the bottom left hand corner type in ‘CMD’ and click the CMD icon

2. Type the following into the DOS Prompt: ipconfig /flushdns

3. Press ‘enter’

4. Type: exit

5. Restart your PC

Complete. You have now cleared your computer’s DNS cache.

Mac OSX

1. Go to Applications

2. Go to Utilities

3. Open the Terminal application

4. Type: dscacheutil -flushcache

5. Press ‘enter’

6. Type: exit

7. Restart your PC

Complete. You have now cleared your computer’s DNS cache.

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