The NordVPN native applications automatically use NordVPN's DNS servers when connected to VPN. This is done to prevent DNS leaks during a VPN connection, ensuring that your DNS requests are safe.
NordVPN's DNS server addresses are 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11
You can configure your device manually to use our DNS servers. This is handy when you are connecting to NordVPN from a non-native app (for example, third-party OpenVPN clients) or if there are any issues setting up the DNS addresses in the NordVPN app. You can alternatively use other preferred DNS servers.
Here are tutorials on how to manually set up DNS servers on your operating system:
Windows: Change your DNS servers on Windows
macOS: Change your DNS servers on macOS
Linux: Change your DNS servers on Linux
Android: Change your DNS servers on Android
iOS: Change your DNS servers on iOS
Tip: Your VPN connection safety depends on your account password too. Don't forget to use a strong password on your account, as it will help you to avoid credential stuffing attacks and will keep your connections safe and uninterrupted.
As generating and remembering strong and secure passwords is not an easy task, we recommend downloading our free password manager — NordPass. It generates secure passwords for you and stores them safely, letting you avoid time-wasting password resets in the future.