Error while creating nuxt3 project. Failed to download template from registry

When I use this command to create a new Nuxt 3 project:

npx nuxi init nuxt-app

It outputs this error:

 ERROR  (node:1752) ExperimentalWarning: The Fetch API is an experimental feature. This feature could change at any time                         09:53:25
(Use `node --trace-warnings ...` to show where the warning was created)

 ERROR  Failed to download template from registry: fetch failed                                                                                  09:53:25

  at /C:/Users/myname/AppData/Local/npm-cache/_npx/a95e0f536cf9a537/node_modules/nuxi/dist/chunks/init.mjs:13269:11
  at process.processTicksAndRejections (node:internal/process/task_queues:95:5)
  at async downloadTemplate (/C:/Users/myname/AppData/Local/npm-cache/_npx/a95e0f536cf9a537/node_modules/nuxi/dist/chunks/init.mjs:13268:20)
  at async Object.invoke (/C:/Users/myname/AppData/Local/npm-cache/_npx/a95e0f536cf9a537/node_modules/nuxi/dist/chunks/init.mjs:13336:15)
  at async _main (/C:/Users/myname/AppData/Local/npm-cache/_npx/a95e0f536cf9a537/node_modules/nuxi/dist/cli.mjs:50:20)

My environments:

  • Operating System: Windows 11
  • node version : 18.12.0
  • npm version: 8.12.1

At first I suspected that this was due to my network. But I didn't get an error when I tried to install other npm packages.


  • I found the reason in here.

    It's indeed a network issue. It couldn't access from the command line because it couldn't find the corresponding IP address.

    After adding the correct ip address of to the Windows hosts file, the issue was fixed