Why flush DNS cache?


Some browsers and devices store website location data in your system for quicker access with the DNS cache. If your DNS cache contains older versions of the websites you are trying to access, your device will not use UnoDNS  and you will continue to be directed to the older version of the page you want to access. 

The DNS cache needs to be flushed if you are having trouble getting past those issues on our approved websites and the Quickstart check shows "UnoDNS Setup and Account are active".  

Here are some of the common ways to flush your DNS cache: 

 

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

Step 1: Open the Command Prompt

Windows XP: Click on the Start Menu and click  Run.Type in cmd and hit enter. 

Windows Vista/7: Type cmd in the search bar and hit Enter. 

Windows 8: Press Win key (windows logo key) and X on your keyboard. Click on Command Prompt. 


Step 2: Flush DNS

Type ipconfig /flushdns and hit enter. 



Mac OSX

Step 1: Open the Terminal

Navigate to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal


Step 2: Flush DNS

Type the following command and hit enter. 

Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) : sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

Mac OSX 10.9 (mavericks) : dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

Mac OSX 10.7 & 10.8 (Lions) : sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

Mac OSX 10.5 & 10.6 (Leopards) : dscacheutil -flushcache

Mac OSX 10.4 (Tiger) : lookupd -flushcache



Linux

Different Linux distributions have different commands. Try the following commands in terminal:
sudo /etc/init.d/nscd restart
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
sudo /etc/init.d/dns-clean start
sudo service nscd restart


Portable Devices

Step 1: Close the apps

Close the app completely. Make sure they are not running in the background as well. 


Step 2: Restart Wifi

Turn off the Wifi on your device and turn it back on.


Step 3: Open App

Open the app again. DNS Cache should be cleared. 




TV Devices

Step 1: Close the apps

Close the app completely. Make sure they are not running in the background as well. 


Step 2: Open App

Open the app again. DNS Cache should be cleared.