- VPN Provider Comparison
- NordVPN Review
|No IP address logging:|| IP addresses are not logged|
|No traffic logging:|| Traffic data is not logged|
|No DNS request logging:|| DNS requests are not logged|
|No connection timestamp logging:|| Connection timestamps are not logged|
|No bandwidth data logging:|| Bandwidth consumption data is not logged|
|Has own DNS servers:|| Yes, DNS services are provided|
|Software supports "Kill Switch":|| Yes, "Kill Switch" is supported|
|OpenVPN Support:|| Yes, this provider supports OpenVPN connections|
|P2P/Torrent Support:|| Yes, this provider allows P2P/Torrent traffic|
|SMTP:|| Yes, SMTP connections are allowed|
|Number of countries:||VPN servers available in 61 countries|
|Number of VPN servers:||2000 servers available|
|Max. simultaneous connections:||Up to 6 simultaneous connections are allowed|
|Price per month:||$5.75 when ordering yearly plan|
|Free trial available:|| Yes, you can try the services free of charge|
|Accepts Bitcoin:|| Yes, Bitcoin is accepted|
VPN service provider NordVPN is based in Panama. NordVPN has servers in 61 different countries. At the moment this provider appears to be using about 2000 servers for its infrastructure.
This service would cost $5.75 per month if you were to order the yearly plan. The payment can be submitted using Bitcoin. NordVPN has a free trial option so you can test the service risk free to make sure it fits your needs.
Link to the official website: https://nordvpn.com.
|Doesn't log IP addresses of the customers|
|Doesn't log traffic data|
|Doesn't log DNS requests|
|Doesn't log connection timestamps|
|Doesn't log bandwidth data|
|Provides own DNS services|
|Supports "Kill Switch" for extra safety|
|P2P/Torrent traffic is allowed|
|SMTP connections are allowed|
|Has servers in many countries (61 countries)|
|Has many servers (2000 servers)|
|Reasonable number of simultaneous connections (6 connections)|
|Has a free trial|
|Bitcoin payments accepted|
Posted on August 10, 2016
The summary above doesn't seem to be wholly representative of the service that NordVPN offers. They may not log traffic data, but they do demand billing information and they store it indefinitely. They do this for the sake of their non-optional automatic billing, and canceling that can only be done by email - there's no way to cancel your service via their website. When you do ask to cancel you need to go through a customer retention person first, just like a sleazy cable company or telecom.
That said, the service is very good on a technical level: tons of servers, good latency (on some of them), and while I had an availability problem now and then, there was always another server I could switch to that worked.
I'm giving three stars for being a mixed bag. Maybe that's a little harsh, the service itself was good, but there's no good reason to make cancelling your service that difficult.
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