There are two types of codes that you can apply in order to begin using NordVPN. One is called an 'activation key' and you can purchase it from either a physical or online retailer. It is comprised out of 17 digits and letters and can be applied here: https://join.nordvpn.com/order/activate/.
Alternatively, you may have the second kind of code, simply called 'Licence code'. It is 6 digits long and must be used here: https://join.nordsec.com/activate/
The instructions for applying both types of codes are identical:
- Enter your activation code in the first field:
- Choose your account credentials and click Create Account:
Additionally, in case you are using multiple NordVPN activation keys on a single account simply enter the same e-mail address and password.
A useful reminder: Using a cracked version of NordVPN may lead to the loss of sensitive information, such as personal credentials. There is software online that promises one free access to 'cracked' NordVPN accounts. However, such software is most often chock-full of malware, adware intended to gain access to your credentials, devices, etc. Read more about the dangers of cracking programs here: https://nordvpn.com/blog/crack/
As generating and remembering strong and secure passwords is not an easy task, we recommend downloading a free password manager, like NordPass. It generates secure passwords for you and stores them safely, letting you avoid time-wasting password resets in the future.
NordPass offers native apps for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS, so you can reach your passwords whenever and wherever you need them, even offline.