Website Does Not Open In Google Chrome – Opens In Firefox And IE

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on March 12, 2010


Google Chrome is a fast new web browser from Google and has become my primary web-browser for past sometime. I have been facing this problem occasionally that it does not open some page at times and gives an error like :

oops the link appears to be broken

The error says

DNS error – cannot fine server.

Oops ! this link appears to be broken.

I found out that its not me alone, there are many people facing similar problem. This may happen when the site you are trying to open is up and running and opens in other web browsers like Firefox, IE, Opera etc.

I have sometimes restarted my DSL router assuming that its my bad Internet connection causing this problem, I also checked the DNS settings, but they seemed fine.


This problem is because of a setting of Google Chrome called the DNS-Pre-fetching which will fetch the IP addresses of all the links on your current webpage so that when you click any of these links, it can save time on DNS resolution. In some rare instances, pre-fetching of DNS may fail, which cause this DNS error.



To fix this problem, you simply need to turn off this setting by following these 2 simple steps.


1. Click on the settings at the top right corner of the Google Chrome browser and click option.



2. Click on the “Under the Hood” and uncheck the option which says “Use DNS pre-fetching to improve page load performance”, press close button.


It was simple, wasn’t it ? After turning this feature off, your page load time will increase very slightly but it will not give you DNS errors if the site you are opening is up and running.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Suhag Parmar April 25, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Thanks bro, To helping my chrome browser working, It is really helping me.

Hitoshi December 10, 2010 at 7:13 am

Thanks, that worked perfectly — Flickr and eBay would only load about 40% of the time, I was ready to dump Chrome. Now it just needs a new GO button in the Omnibar and Chrome will be awesome again.

Amit May 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm

the problem was solved….
but i am hosting a website from my server….
now…that site had the problem…..
what should i do????
should i go to every client’s computer and change his/her settings…or do i need to make any change on my server or in my script????
plz help

Sambasivam September 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm

While opening the jsf page in my chrome 8.0, it displaying the source code of that page…
Can any one tell me the solution for that..
Send the solution to my mail…

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