ExpressVPN’s private, zero-knowledge DNS

ExpressVPN runs its own DNS on every server. That means no activity logs, no connection logs, no DNS blocking and no third parties.

Secured by AES-256 encryption, your DNS traffic is your business. Protect it.

ExpressVPN runs its own DNS on every server.

DNS explained

This video explains how exposed DNS requests threaten your privacy and how ExpressVPN’s private, encrypted DNS is both safer and faster.

What is DNS?

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What is DNS?

The DNS is how your device translates URLs into IP addresses.

Domain Name System

Every website on the internet is identified by a string of numbers called an IP address, and each site’s IP address has a corresponding URL that is easier for humans to remember. The DNS, or Domain Name System, is how your device translates the URL that a human types or clicks into that string of numbers. So you don’t have to!

ExpressVPN is a VPN service with its own private DNS.

Private DNS

ExpressVPN is a VPN service with its own private DNS. Unlike other VPN services, whenever you’re connected through ExpressVPN, your DNS activity is protected by the same encryption and tunneling protocol that covers the rest of your internet traffic, because ExpressVPN runs its own DNS on every VPN server.

No third parties

Third party DNS is vulnerable to manipulation.

Many VPN providers use third-party DNS, which isn’t protected by the same encryption and tunneling protocol as the VPN, leaving it vulnerable to manipulation.

ExpressVPN DNS requests are protected.

ExpressVPN runs its own DNS on every VPN server, so even in less-secure areas like airports, cafés, and other public Wi-Fi hotspots, your DNS requests always get where they’re going.

Use a private, zero-knowledge DNS

Third party DNS servers log personally identifiable data.

DNS vulnerability

Third-party DNS servers log personally identifiable data from your traffic, like when and where you tried to access what site. Anyone with access to that server could check DNS logs that link back to you.

ExpressVPN’s built-in DNS is zero-knowledge.

DNS security

ExpressVPN’s built-in DNS is zero-knowledge, meaning your personally identifiable data is never stored on any server.

256-bit encrypted DNS

ExpressVPN DNS is protected with best-in-class encryption.

Other VPN services offer to encrypt your traffic, but leave DNS requests exposed. Because ExpressVPN runs its own DNS, all your traffic, including DNS lookup, is protected from attacks and manipulations with best-in-class encryption.

No DNS blocking or filtering

Third party DNS is often unprotected.

Intercepting DNS requests

Because third-party DNS is often unprotected, intercepting your DNS requests via man-in-the-middle attacks is one of the easiest ways for governments, ISPs, and corporate entities to deny access to certain content.

ExpressVPN’s DNS requests are encrypted, making them safe from censorship.

Encrypted DNS requests

ExpressVPN’s DNS requests are encrypted and signed, making them safe from censorship, DNS filtering, phishing, and other manipulation. You’ll even get quicker response times because your DNS requests never leave the VPN tunnel.

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