DNS Leak Test
ExpressVPN is not connected. Whoever runs your DNS servers can log the name of every website you visit.
Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) can also track your browsing habits, the apps you use, and possibly much more!
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What is DNS Leak and What is a DNS?
When using anonymity or privacy service, it is extremely important that all traffic originating from your computer is routed through the anonymity Network.
Any traffic leaks outside of the secure connection to the network or any adversary monitoring your traffic will be able to log your activity. Basically, a DNS leak happens when you are using a VPN but your regular ISP and third parties are able to see what you are doing. If you have a DNS leak your traffic could be compromised by anyone and obviously, your ISP can see all of your activities.
In literal terms, a DNS is a database of network names and IP addresses. It is a system that gives user- friendly & unique names to Networks and generates IP addresses for all the systems connected to the internet. It translates machine data into understandable words and language in order to provide clear and concise search results.
Why it is Important to fix DNS Leakage:
DNS holds a huge weight in IT Industry. Without this system, the internet would not be as simple as it is now. To reach any website, we would have to deal with a number of ones and zeros. Routine activities such as shopping from e-commerce websites, communicating with friends through social media platform, web surfing for academic research and downloading etc. would not be possible. That is why experts generally call this DNS as the phone book of the internet.
How DNS Works?
As already stated, DNS maintains a database of unique network names and IP address. In a network, each IP address of one user must be different from the other. It is set of any four numbers ranging from 0 to 255, for instance: 184.108.40.206 is an IP address of one computer. When you enter a domain name into your browser, the DNS translates that domain name into the respective IP address, connects your computer to that IP’s web host and displays the requested page on your computer.