This site can’t be reached. DNS address could not be found.

March 24, 2016 198.3k views
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I'm having trouble reaching my server via its domain name. I can reach it fine via IP address. This is weird since it had been working fine for almost a year which means my DNS records should be configured correctly, and my domain name has not expired. Any thoughts why this may be? The domain name in question is

  • Does anyone know if this issue has been resolved yet? My site was working fine last night, but I changed the name of a droplet this morning and now I am getting a "server DNS address could not be found" error when trying to hit the sight, but nothing with the DNS configuration has changed. Just wondering if this is the same problem, or if it is something I have done by changing the name.

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30 Answers

DigitalOcean is experiencing problems at the moment, they're working to fix it now. It's not an issue from your end.

Same here, and I have clients losing their minds at me right now! Was just about to move everything over to DO and now I'm not sure I'm staying at all....

  • If your uptime is so important to your clients, why don't you have a redundant setup?

    • How would a redundant setup keep working if the DNS is down?

      • Multiple nameservers with several providers?

        • I have my domains with GoDaddy and those domains point to the nameservers for DO. How can I add a redundant nameserver?

          • You copy your DNS records to another provider (e.g. GoDaddy, Route 53, etc) and add those nameservers to your domain on top of DO's.

Ugh. I wish Id found this thread before spending the last hour frantically googling / futzing with my droplet to fix it. :( Is there a way to receive notifications from DO in the event of such an outage?

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Two days before I registered a domain name & it now gives me an error: This site can't be reached....

While using any IP changer, the site loads good but on my by default IP, it gives me an error.

Please let me know I'm getting such error on my IP...??

It's 2 days since I registered my domain name...

Here's my domain name if you need to investigate..

Thanks in Advance...

I M Also facing the same problem of DNS Server Error On My Sites.....

I switched hosting to DO and it I'm having this error too.

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Here is how to fix Server DNS Address Could Not Be Found on Chrome
1 – Change DNS Server Settings
2 – Clear Chrome Host Cache
3 – Flush The DNS Settings Via Command Prompt
4 – Empty Etc Folder On Your PC
5 – Restart The DNS Client Service

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Its automatically Resolved. I suggest waiting few Mins or Contact the Support

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For some time I am Also getting the Same Issue for my website TheGuideX & TheCouponX

Its automatically Resolved. You can try deleting your cache files in chrome host or try this command.

  • Open CMD (Windows Key + R) and enter cmd *In CMD, add the following command, ipconfig /flushdns It worked for me, If you still get this error, contact support.

Help please... I m getting this error while shifting my hosting on one of my site

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I am also having the same problem Here's my domain name if you need to investigate..

Thanks in Advance...

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