Vypr VPN Test

VyprVPN is a product of the company Golden Frog which cooperates with Giganews.com. They recently moved their jurisdiction from the cayman islands to switzerland. Unlike other VPN providers Golden Frog owns and manages 100% of its own servers and datacenters and also develops its own software.

Goldenfrog is also involved in running the Usenet Provider Giganews. You can read more about the best Usenet Providers on this website.

A great feature of vyprVPN is the integration of a DNS-service (vyprDNS). Users of vypr-VPN can automatically use the vyprDNS-service, which guarantees more safety and anonymity. DNS translates hostnames (e.g. www.bestvpnprovider.net) into a IP address, which is readable for the computer. So the computer can communicate with the particular host. Thereby internet users mostly rely on their ISP’s DNS servers, which are often configured to comprehensively log your Internet activity and censor websites – even if VPN is enabled. But this won’t be happen if you use vyprVPN, which includes vyprDNS.

Golden Frog currently hosts 700+ servers in 48 different countries..

Vypr VPN offers 2 packages: Basic and Premium. Each of them can be booked for a period of 1 month or 12 months. VyprVPN can currently be used with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. For troubleshooting and detecting abuse a time stamp of the session and the bandwidth used is stored by the provider for at least 90 days.

Logging data “is maintained for use with billing, troubleshooting, service offering evaluation, [Terms of Service] issues, [Acceptable Use Policy] issues, and for handling crimes performed over the service. We maintain this level of information on a per-session basis for at least 90 days.”

There are reports on the usenet forum “NZBMatrix” that several users had their account terminated because of DCMA notices which pushed them over the “two-strikes-and-out” acceptable use policy.

VyprVPN provides applications for Windows, Mac OS, iOS (Iphone, IPad) and Android which are very easy to use and allow you to choose the protocol and the country from which you need a ip adress.

They also have developed their own protocol called “Chameleon” which is unblockable at the moment. It lets users in heavity censored countries like china, russia or united kingdom open vpn connections through systems like “the great firewall of china” where other protocols like PPTP, L2TP or OpenVPN dont work. The Chameleon protocol looks like a normal https connetion to firewalls, even the ones who do deep packet inspection.

Where do you need a DNS from?

DNS, VPN, Smart DNS – WTF?

VPN: Virtual Private Network, a virtual tunnel through the Internet to bypass censorship or geo-restrictions for content like Netflix, Amazon Video or others.

DNS: Domain Name Server - a server on the internet which tells your computer at which IP address a specific domain name can be found. Many times, DNS Servers are used to censor certain Websites by not resolving the IP address or redirecting it.

Smart DNS: A technology / hack to route only packets from/to a specific DNS and IP address to re-route traffic from sites like Netflix and enable devices like Smart TV´s to unblock from other countries.