Introducing LiquidVPN’s Encrypted Zero-log DNS Service

David Cox At LiquidVPN

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[vc_column_text]The “official” switch from the current DNS solution in place for OpenVPN connections at LiquidVPN is scheduled to happen on June 6th 2014. It coincides with the switch over to the new security and certificate policies we have put in place. PPTP and L2TP users will be switched over to the new zero-logging DNS service as the routing is completed at each location. PPTP and L2TP users can expect to be using the new encrypted DNS service as the default setting in a few days (May 27th – 29th) this is because these servers can be modified on the fly. When an OpenVPN server is modified it needs to be restarted so we have decided to hold off on restarting any of the OpenVPN infrastructure until the security and crypto upgrade.[/vc_column_text][dt_gap height=”60″][vc_column_text]

Private Encrypted Zero-log DNS Service vs 3rd Party DNS

3rd party DNS services are everywhere and are required to browse the internet using domain names like .com, .net, and .org but you never really know who is behind the DNS server you are currently using. It is entirely possible that your queries could be logged or altered to show certain advertisements. It is even possible to display a different domain than what should be displayed. It happens all of the time. The perfect example of this is the twitter ban in Turkey. When using a 3rd party DNS service your DNS queries may be done on DNS servers located in another country. This can add to your load times or trigger some Geo-IP blocks.

Contrary to popular belief using a VPN service will not protect you from DNS based attacks. The only way to guarantee your DNS queries are not being tampered with, logged, redirected or altered in anyway is using a safe and reliable private DNS service that directly queries select root servers and does not travel outside of a secured environment. LiquidVPN’s zero-log, encrypted DNS service will keep your queries safe.[/vc_column_text]