Flush Your DNS

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click All Programs.
  3. Click Accessories.
  4. Right-click on Command Prompt.
  5. Select Run As Administrator.
  6. Type ipconfig /flushdns in the Command window.
  7. Press Enter on your keyboard. A confirmation displays:

Windows IP Configuration. Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Run.
  3. Type cmd.
  4. Click OK. The command window displays.
  5. Type ipconfig /flushdns.
  6. Press Enter on your keyboard.
  7. Type exit, and press Enter.
  8. Reboot your computer.

Mac OS X

  1. Type dscacheutil -flushcache in your terminal to flush the DNS resolver cache (e.g., bash-2.05a$ lookupd -flushcache). After you run the command, your DNS cache (in Mac OS X) flushes.
  2. Reboot your computer.
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