Everything you Need To Know About Our DNS
At hide.me VPN, we run our own DNS on every Server for guaranteed privacy
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Self-managed DNS servers
Most internet users typically rely on their ISP’s DNS server or 3rd party services, which tends to monitor and record log of internet users’ activities and block access to certain websites. These DNS servers are unencrypted and vulnerable to online attacks. At hide.me, we run our own DNS on every server. When you connect to hide.me VPN, all your internet traffic will be routed via the same tunnelling protocol and protected with the same level of encryption using hide.me’s DNS servers.
Highly Secure, Encrypted, Zero-Logging DNS
Prevent from MitM Attacks
No DNS Leak
What is DNS - A Story Untold
To visit a website, what do you need? A URL right! Whenever you want to check a website you simply type the URL in the address bar and you are there. But have you ever imagined how it works? Every website on the internet is identified by a specific series of numbers called 'IP Address'. Now, can you remember the IP addresses of billions of websites available on the internet? Impossible, right? A Domain Name System (DNS) helps your computer to translate the URL or hostnames into IP Addresses.
How DNS Works - Head to Toe Complete Process!
The story starts from here; you typed www.hide.me/en on your computer. Now, your computer will contact the DNS to get the IP address for hide.me website. The request will be sent via a distributed hierarchy of servers. Some servers will fulfil the request or some will deny. Once the correct IP is found, it is sent back to your computer in less time than it takes you to blink. Here’s a visual demo of how a DNS server works.
Self-Managed DNS vs. Third Party DNS
|Third Party DNS
|hide.me designed its services based on a zero-knowledge DNS service. Therefore, we do not monitor or record any website hostnames that you visit.
|Third party DNS servers keep records of your online activities and in worst cases your data end up in the market for advertisers.
|Government and Giant Corporation sometimes don’t want you to see certain content, and block your access by simply intercepting your DNS request (ISP’s DNS and 3rd Party). At hide.me, we use an encrypted tunnel so no one can intercept or examined your request.
|Third party DNS doesn't help you avoid restrictions. Third parties can be influenced by corporations to block access to certain websites.
|Other VPN services encrypt your traffic, but leave the DNS requests exposed. At hide.me, we run our own DNS on every server that is why all your traffic, including DNS requests, will remain protected.
|When you use a third party DNS, your DNS request is un-encrypted. Even if you are using a VPN, still you are vulnerable to hacking attacks.
|Since we run own DNS on every server and you will get the DNS service from same server you are connected to so you will receive proper and faster VPN service for that country.
|Third party DNS increase location errors. Let say you are connected to a USA server, but your VPN provider offers third party DNS from UK. It will decrease speed and limit your browsing experience.
|Because hide.me is a zero-knowledge DNS, therefore we do not inject ads or sponsored content into your DNS request and does not manipulate the website you visit.
|Free Third party DNS servers earn profit from injecting tons of unnecessary ads on the website you are visiting. Thus, making your experience worst.
Say Good Bye to DNS Leaks and Slow Connections
Why we use a VPN?
To become protected and hidden
To avoid censorship and access online freedom
If your VPN provider uses a third party DNS service, then you will not achieve any of the aforementioned goals from your VPN service. The Third Party DNS service will monitor your activities and retain your details as well as on the orders of government, they will intercept your DNS request and block access. With hide.me VPN you can be 100% tension FREE. No Logs.
Questions? We’ve Got Answers.
Can you be tracked through DNS?Yes. Third-party DNS records can be used to track you across internet.
How do I hide my DNS traffic?The best way to hide your DNS traffic is to use a VPN service with self-managed DNS. hide.me VPN no-log policy applies to DNS records also.
Does VPN hide DNS from ISP?Yes. Reliable VPN providers like hide.me VPN also encrypt your DNS requests keeping them out of reach of your ISP.
How can I protect my device from DNS leaks?Configuring your VPN to only connect to it's own DNS will prevent DNS leaks to ISP.
Should I use 8.8 8.8 DNS?18.104.22.168 is Google public DNS. Google will collect your data.