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This last week or so I have experienced problems being able to load yet it loads fine on my phone, my Win7 laptop which are all connected over the same network. It wont work again until I restart my Mac Mini.

Chrome reports

The server at can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website's name to its Internet address

Same applies to Safari and Firefox. I also tried Pinging and it never manges to resolve to an ip.

ping: cannot resolve Unknown host

To further complicate things dig succeeds:

; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 6490 ;; flags: qr; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0



In Chrome I then tried to go to and it worked! And to top it off if I try going to it works after doing this. Although this only works for so long before I have to do it again or restart my mac.

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Sounds like a DNS problem to me - check your DNS settings in System Preferences: Network > Wi-Fi (or whatever connection method you're using) > Advanced > DNS

Try setting the DNS Servers (left pane) to and (Google's DNS servers).

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Seemed to do the trick! Thanks – Jaaaaaay Jun 21 '13 at 12:58

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