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DNS stands from Domain Name System. Think of it as the Internet’s Giant phone book. Every time you type the name of a website in your browser and hit enter, your computer asks your ISP DNS resolvers to identify the IP address of that website so you can start browsing it. So, without it, instead of remembering the name of the websites you visit, you would have to remember their IP addresses and type those in. Not convenient at all.
DNS leaks are a major threat to your online privacy. That’s because DNS servers keep tons of data about every internet user. That’s data about you too. That data is easily accessible by your ISP or other unauthorized third parties.
If your DNS is leaking, your ISP will be able to track everything you do online, regardless of using a VPN network or not. This is possible due to the fact that your computer decides to send your request to the ISP’s DNS server rather than the VPN tunnel. You can run a VPN leak test or a DNS leak test by clicking the button below.
CyberGhost VPN has an easy fix for DNS leaks. By activating our DNS leak protection, your system is forced to use the CyberGhost DNS instead of the service provided by your ISP.
Since we store no logs of our users’ browsing history or browsing activities, you can forever eliminate the risk of having your online activity tracked or monitored.
Plus, as an extra security measure, we also have a built-in kill switch that automatically shuts down your internet connection in case something happens to your secure VPN tunnel.
CyberGhost VPN turns you anonymous across all your internet-connected devices. With one subscription allowing up to 7 simultaneous connections it would be a pity not to take advantage and protect all your gadgets. We have special apps for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, PS3 & 4, Xbox One & 360, Apple TV, Smart TVs, and even routers.
Want more info about DNS leaks and how to fix a DNS leak issue? We have a FAQ section right here for you.
If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for here, reach out to our Customer Support team. They’re available 24/7 via live chat or email and can answer your questions in English, German, French, or Romanian.
You can easily fix any DNS traffic leaks by using any of CyberGhost's VPN apps with DNS leak protection activated.
There are a few easy steps you can take to see if your VPN provider is leaking DNS traffic outside its supposedly encrypted tunnel. However, the easiest method of them all would be to simply run our DNS leak test with your VPN turned on. You can run the test by clicking the button below.