When I request Stack Overflow from my home system, my system shows the following error:

Oops! This page appears broken. DNS Error — Server cannot be found.

Could you please help me solve this problem?

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If DNS is that horribly borked, you can override. For example, on windows edit %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and add:   stackoverflow.com

then clear your DNS (ipconfig /flushdns) and you should be in business.

But easier: wait for DNS to fix itself ;p

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    You don't need to clear the DNS after modifying the hosts file. Anyways this will only partly work, you would have to add all domains used by stackoverflow this way Sep 15, 2010 at 13:32

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