I sometimes get this error on Google chrome even when the website I am trying to visit is working fine. It will be fixed if I refresh the page few times, clear the cache or use a different browser ( which I don’t want to ! ).
Have you ever seen this happening on your Google Chrome too ? Â Â Here is a fix for it !
Why This Error ?
When you visit a webpage (like a search results page), Google Chrome will pre-fetch the IP addresses of all websites that are listed on that page. Since the browser has the IP addresses of all the links in advance,Â DNS pre-fetching ensures that any links that may you click on that webpage will load faster. However, when pre-fetching fails, something thatâ€™s not very uncommon, you may get the â€œlink brokenâ€ error. ( source )
How to Fix it
Go toÂ Tools > OptionsÂ (orÂ PreferencesÂ on a Mac) >Â Under the HoodÂ and uncheck the setting that says â€œUse DNS pre-fetching to improve page load performance.â€ This might increase the loading time of certain pages by a few microseconds but you wonâ€™t at least see that misleading error message.
Let me know if this helps !