Safeguard your internet traffic with our DNS leak protection.
Volta Protect sends all your DNS queries through an encrypted tunnel to keep them private at all times.
The Domain Name System (DNS) is the reason why browsing the internet is so quick and simple. DNS converts domain names such as “voltawireless.com” into actual IP addresses. In other words, it translates the complex numeric names of web servers into human language, and vice versa.
This is how it works
Whenever you want to visit our website, you type “voltawireless.com” into your browser. Your computer or smartphone sends a query to a DNS server, which contacts the server and asks for the unique IP address of our site. Once the DNS server provides the IP address, your device can finally connect you to our website.
When you connect to an encrypted internet service, like a VPN, all your online traffic is supposed to be routed through the VPN network, including all DNS queries. In the best-case scenario, your traffic should go through the encrypted tunnel straight to your VPN provider’s DNS servers.
Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. A DNS leak is a security flaw that allows your queries to travel to the default DNS servers, which belong to your internet service provider (ISP). That may happen if you:
Are running Windows 8 or later with the “Smart Multi-Homed Name Resolution” feature enabled;
Have recently reset your system preferences;
Have set up a VPN manually;
Are using a VPN service that doesn’t have its own DNS servers or doesn’t offer adequate protection from leaks.
If any of your online traffic goes out through the regular, unencrypted route, third parties can intercept it. That includes your mobile operator, ISP or DNS provider, who would be able to see the websites you visit, the services you use, and more.
Beyond that, you won’t even know about any security breaches unless you take a special DNS test for leaks, like the one provided here. This VPN security test will determine if a service isn’t fully rerouting all of your traffic, leaving your data vulnerable to hackers. That’s why it’s imperative to choose a provider with DNS leak protection.
When you activate Volta Protect, your device only uses DNS servers operated by our platform. All your DNS queries travel over the encrypted tunnel and are resolved on the same Volta Protect server you are connected to.
With our DNS leak protection, you don’t have to worry about your confidential information landing in the hands of malicious third parties.
You can check for DNS leaks in just a few easy steps:
Please contact our support team. Our qualified team will help you sort out any issues as soon as possible.