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.

What does DNS mean?

The Domain Name System (DNS) is the reason why browsing the internet is so quick and simple. DNS converts domain names such as “” 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 “” 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.

What is a DNS leak?

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.

How can it affect me?

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.

How does Volta Protect prevent DNS leaks?

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.

How can I test my connection for leaks?

You can check for DNS leaks in just a few easy steps:

  • Step 1
    Go to the DNS leak test website. It not only allows you to check your connection for leaks, but also provides advice on how to fix any leaks you find.
  • Step 2
    See if the displayed IP address and location match your real one. If they do match up, either you’re not connected to an encrypted internet connection (like a VPN) that hides your IP address and location or your service is not working.
  • Step 3
    To check your DNS status, select Standard or Extended Test. If you are connected to a VPN server and the VPN leak test displays DNS servers that don’t belong to your actual ISP, your traffic is secure.

What if you are connected to Volta Protect, and still see a DNS leak during the test?

Please contact our support team. Our qualified team will help you sort out any issues as soon as possible.









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