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I had something set up whacky in our DNS setup which is now resolved.

The remaining problem is that chrome has cached the incorrect setup.

Specifically, when using Chrome is now redirecting to (naked domain), which is not valid/supported. SHOULD redirect to and then force

But on a handful of browsers (including mine) this doesn't happen because of some funky chrome caching. I tried going to privacy -> clear cache but it had no effect.


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check your plugins (like SSL everywhere) , have you tried to delete (shift+del)? Try to use instead of google.xx. – malakrsnaslava Mar 14 '13 at 0:25
possible duplicate of How can I make Chrome stop caching redirects? – Ulrich Schwarz Jul 5 '13 at 18:25

Anon is right about STS but there is a way to specifically delete your domain from the set. Go to chrome://net-internals and select "HSTS" from the drop down. Enter under Delete domain and press the Delete button.

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Thank you, I tried everything else and this finally worked =) – Tyrsius Mar 19 '15 at 16:24
This helped me as well!!! While developing internally and having the same problem of the redirect! – Marcello de Sales Jul 12 '15 at 3:11
Wow, finally, been trying to figure this out for a whole day. – Chris Bordeman Sep 5 '15 at 3:22
Man, this had been bugging me for ages, finally got it, thanks! A potential gotcha of note: If the domain you're having trouble with is a subdomain you may need to delete the primary domain from the HSTS set if "include subdomains for STS is set to true". If you run a query on the parent domain you should see if that's set or not for the domain in question. – Pooch Jan 6 at 17:40 sends the Strict-Transport-Security header so accessing it over https once will make browsers like Chrome/Firefox redirect http requests to https until some specified point in the future.

As the other answer said, the only way to stop this once it starts is to clear the browser cache (or wait for the browser to expire the order).

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There could be a couple of reasons for this, including plugins but assuming that you do not have any plugins installed you can do the following:

Goto Settings/Privacy/Clear Browsing Data...

Select The Beginning of Time in the pull down.


  • Clear saved Autofill form data
  • Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data
  • Empty the cache

Select Clear Browsing Data

This should take care of it doing any Auto-fill based on your previous browsing. Also, it will remove any of the cookies that could also be causing problems.

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To delete domain under "HSTS" menu in chrome://net-internals is a temporary solution. After visiting this domain over HTTPS it will be included in HSTS list again.

Basicaly, to solve this issue it is necessary to disable HTTP Strict Transport Security on the web-server (IIS, Apache, nginx,...). For nginx edit its HTTPS section in nginx.conf and set 'max-age=0' for Strict-transport-Security:

server {
        ssl on;
        add_header Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=0;";

More info:HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)

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I wasn't able to get the add_header method to work. – Alex Barker Jan 26 at 6:49

A less drastic alternative than clearing all cookies ever is Settings>Show advanced settings>Content Settings>All Cookies and site data then search for the sites in question and clear cookies for only those.

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If you are facing the problem on a subdomain then this line in Nginx might cause a problem even if the subdomain is in another server, as the browser will cache this information.

add_header Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=31536000; includeSubdomains;";

so remove the includeSubdomains; of it to make it work.

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