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I can't load some domain on my ubuntu 13.04:


When I ping them they are responding:

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_req=1 ttl=59 time=21.9 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_req=2 ttl=59 time=20.5 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_req=3 ttl=59 time=21.3 ms
--- ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2002ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 20.544/21.255/21.914/0.560 ms

But they don't load in any browser like firefox, chrome, lynx. They load in my media centre on XBMCbuntu.

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You should check / change your DNS.

Set your DNS server to and apply. This solution will work everywhere and you will always get the domain that you have chosen.To do this, follow the answers from this question: What is the proper way to change the DNS IP?

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But DNS seems to be working correctly; seems to be a Google IP. –  Mechanical snail Apr 29 '13 at 9:59
Thanks it works perfectly –  Grzegorz Apr 29 '13 at 16:04
worked: from this is clear, that your DNS was set incorrectly. Always is better to have DNS close to your computer, mostly the local router. To apply the google DNS ( everywhere sounds as potential future problem. I suppose to give as a secondary DNS, if the primary does not work/respond. –  Dee Jul 3 '13 at 17:05
@Dee I have not said to apply everywhere. I said only that this solution will work everywhere. And maybe others, like OpenDNS:, I choose because OP had problems with Google sites. –  Radu Rădeanu Jul 3 '13 at 17:13
I think that Google's DNS is the best option when you are using different networks. –  Grzegorz Dec 11 '13 at 21:08

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