Custom DNS

Updated 4 months ago by Yelena

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Proxies of certain providers may leak your actual DNS server IP address. Likewise, accessing certain services through their affiliate DNS servers (for example, accessing Google through Google DNS) may reveal your real IP address. DNS leaks can be checked on the following websites:

To prevent this, you can define your own DNS server by choosing "Advanced" → "Other" → "Custom DNS" in your profile settings.

Custom DNS only works with Socks 5, Socks 4 proxies, VPN, or direct connection.

In order to define custom DNS values, you need to provide an existing DNS server (you can use the ones that are publicly available). It's good practice to add a local DNS from a location that matches the location of your external IP. However, some worldwide DNS servers are also quite common (for example, CloudFlare DNS running on

To define multiple DNS values, use a semicolon as a delimiter (for example,;

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