• When you input an URL into your browser, your browser sends a request to the DNS server asking for the URL’s IP address.
  • After your browser receives the IP address, it can then load the correct website in your window.
  • The OS Cache keeps a record of all queries made to a DNS server from your browser is known as DNS cache.

Flush the OS’s DNS cache

  • Right click on the start menu and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
  • Type in the command ipconfig /flushdns
  • Press Enter and you will get this message:
C:\Users\Sanjaymenon>ipconfig /flushdns

Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver cache.

Flush DNS cache in Brave

Flush DNS cache in Chrome

Flush DNS cache in Firefox

  • Go to firefox Settings & select the Privacy & Security in side panel
  • In the Cookies and Site Data section, click Clear Data
  • Remove the check mark in front of Cookies and Site Data
  • With Cached Web Content check marked, click the Clear button.