Why do I get a "DNS" or "Host not found" error?
A DNS error indicates that your web browser could not look up the numeric equivalent (IP address) of the text address (Domain or URL) that was entered into the location box or in the link you clicked on. This could be for several reasons:
- The address of the site was misspelled by the person entering it in the Location blank, or by the person who set up the link.
- You are actually not connected to the Internet, and so the address couldn't be found. Some dialers, especially the Windows 95/98 are particularly prone to not dialing in automatically. If this happens, try dialing in with your dialer utility before running Netscape.
- You have the DNS server addresses entered incorrectly in your dialer configuration. Check the configuration of your dialer (the program you use to connect to the Internet) and make sure the DNS information is correct.