How To: Clear Your DNS Cache

This How To guide will show you how to clear your DNS cache on the most common operating systems.

Windows XP, 2000, Vista & 7
1 - Open the Start Menu.
2 - Find Run (If you do not see the Run command in Vista, search for 'run' in the start search)
3 - In the Run text box, enter; ipconfig /flushdns (you are unable to copy and paste)
4 - Press the enter key or return key, and your cache will be flushed you should be given a success message.

Mac OS X
1 - Go to Applications
2 - Go to Utilities.
3 - Open the Terminal Application
4 - Enter; dscacheutil -flushcache
5 - Press the enter key or return key, and your cache will be flushed you should be given a success message.

Updated: 03 November 2012
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