Flush DNS

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The Domain Name System translates Internet domain names into IP addresses (i.e. www.uri.edu = 131.128.1.53). A DNS server performs this kind of translation. Occasionally, a bad address will be cached on a personal machine. Rather than wait 24 hours for the cache to renew, users can flush the entire list.

Windows

1. Go to Start, Run, and type "cmd". Click OK.
2. Type "ipconfig /flushdns" and hit Enter.

Macintosh

1. Go to the Utilities folder and open Terminal.
2. Type "lookupd -flushcache" and hit Enter.