VyprVPN has launched VyprDNS, the provider’s encrypted, zero-logging DNS, which the company promises will enhance privacy and bypass censorship.
“Internet users typically rely on their ISP’s DNS servers or a 3rd party DNS, which are often configured to comprehensively log your Internet activity and censor websites – even if you use a VPN,” says Vypr, whose new features promises no logging.
Unfortunately internet censorship is increasing across the world. Repressive government regimes unleash DNS “man in the middle” attacks to censor websites or internet services. Private organizations also filter DNS requests to block portions of the internet. VyprDNS is Golden Frog’s response to defeat DNS censorship and promote online freedom.
The VPN provider now promises:
- Defeats censorship via DNS man-in-middle-attacks or filtering
- Superior DNS geolocation
- Never redirects your DNS requests to pages with ads
A Domain Name System (DNS) processes Internet domain names and where they come from, by translating the domain name into an IP address. This establishes a connection between your device and the host server by sending a query to a DNS server for access to a site. IP addresses are, of course, the primary means of tracking online activity but a VPN will encrypt this information. However, even if you are using a VPN, it does not mean you are fully protected. If a DNS server leaves the VPN server, it can be logged. VyprVPN hopes to address this by having its own DNS server that doesn’t make any of this public.