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How to Clear DNS Cache

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2015 10:25PM CEST
When you change region with Unlocator or first setup the service you will need to restart your devices. However, if using a computer you can manually flush the DNS cache without needing to restart the computer.
 
Computer and DNS Server
by OS
Go to Command Prompt Command to Use to
Clear the DNS Cache
Windows Go to Start menu -> Run -> Type cmd -> press Enter/Return ipconfig /flushdns
Mac OSX 10.4
(Tiger)
Click the Terminal icon in the dock or in Finder (in /Applications/Utilities/) lookupd -flushcache
Mac OSX 10.5 & 10.6 (Leopards) Click the Terminal icon in the dock or in Finder (in /Applications/Utilities/) dscacheutil -flushcache
Mac OSX 10.7 & 10.8 & 10.9  Click the Terminal icon in the dock or in Finder (in /Applications/Utilities/) sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
Mac OSX 10.10 Click the Terminal icon in the dock or in Finder (in /Applications/Utilities/) sudo discoveryutil mdnsflushcache;sudo discoveryutil udnsflushcaches;say flushed
Mac OSX 10.11 Click the Terminal icon in the dock or in Finder (in /Applications/Utilities/) sudo dscacheutil -flushcache;sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder;say flushed
Linux
(Most Distributions)
Open a terminal window (gnome-terminal, konsole, xterm, etc.) sudo /etc/init.d/nscd restart
or
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

​Important

First step of troubleshooting should always be to restart device(s) and router. Then check your account status in your account home. You should always see 3 green check marks if the device you are using to visit the account home is set up correctly.

If you are getting a proxy/unblocker warning then make sure to read this article.

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Before You Contact Support

  1. Verify that your device or connected router is using Unlocator.
  2. Restart device and router.
  3. Check your account status from a computer or device that is connected to Unlocator by visiting your account home.
  4. If the above steps don’t work please contact support describing your issue and steps taken to fix it.
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How to Format an IP Address

Some devices require you to use 3 digits pr. decimal when setting a DNS. You can format our DNS in the following ways:

185.37.37.37
185.37.37.185
185.037.037.037
185.037.037.185


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