I'm a bit stumped by this problem. My machine can ping google.com and www.google.com successfully. I get correct ips like 74.125..
When I try to go to google in Firefox or IE or Chrome, I get a typical dns error page. For some reason, Safari is still working.
My first guess was a caching issue, but after clearing all browser caches I still see the problem. Second guess was that malware reconfigured my proxy settings, but no luck there either. Everything is set to "No proxy". I downloaded wireshark and the browser is querying my dns server.
Other sites resolve fine in all browsers. Everything seems to be working as expected but... Basically, I have run out of ideas on this one.
In response to comments:
- IP directly in browser works, obviously. This is a DNS issue, not a connection issue.
- Clearing the DNS cache in windows did not fix the problem. Checking the chrome internals shows that www.google.com could not be resolved.
- My hosts file is clean (no entries).
- Rebooting does not fix the problem.