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ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED in Chrome on a single site

Our internet connection at the office went down for a bit yesterday, and now Chrome can't find youtube.com. I get the ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED error, even though the site loads perfectly fine in other browsers, and I can access other Google sites. I've tried clearing cookies, dumping cache, releasing and renewing ipconfig, everything I can think of, to no avail. What other options are there to try. I'm running Windows 8.1.

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Well, in your post I see no mention of actually re-installing Google Chrome itself. The error here is likely a DNS cache / lookup error as some people have suggested, although there could be something else.

A nice catch-all in this case is to just re-install the entire browser, any problematic data such as a faulty DNS cache will then be wiped, and if the problem is some other obscure thing, it will likely still be fixed.

A less extreme way to clear the DNS cache (a potential source of this issue) is to go the chrome://net-internals/#dns page in Chrome and then click the "Clear host cache" button. This will clear the cache in Chrome and hopefully fix your issue.