What is the Difference between
SmartDNS and VPN?

Both a SmartDNS and a VPN can help you access geo-restricted content.
SmartDNS is basically a proxy server you connect to while a VPN creates a private, encrypted tunnel that reroutes your traffic.
SmartDNSproxy provides both!

The Best Anonymous VPN 

SmartDNSProxy is first and foremost a privacy company. That means not only protecting your privacy to the fullest extent possible, but also being as transparent as possible about what it means to be a logless VPN.





Smart DNS Proxy 

Smart DNS Proxy works on your computer, your mobile, your tablet, and your home entertainment system.

What is a Smart DNS?

SmartDNS is essentially a proxy that many companies sell as a media unblocker. Companies sell access to proxy servers that users can access to unblock media websites like Netflix, BBC, or Hulu.

SmartDNS generally works differently than a normal proxy, however, since the user’s actual IP address doesn’t get changed. SmartDNS reroutes a user’s normal geographical location data through a proxy server to trick websites into giving the user access.

SmartDNS only makes your IP look different for some services and websites they have specifically marked. In the end, it’s a DNS trick.

Just to make it clear, SmartDNS doesn’t change a user’s IP address, or actually, encrypt any of the data provided. At most, SmartDNS can be a semi-effective way to access media websites without any form of speed loss due to encryption (but even successful media access has faltered with SmartDNS providers–with many SmartDNS providers failing to provide consistent access to Netflix users).

SmartDNS proxy servers don’t provide security to users to protect them from deep packet inspection or snoopers.

What is a VPN?

VPN stands for virtual private network. When you connect to a VPN, you essentially change your original IP address to a new one and encrypt all forms of internet traffic coming out of your computer.

When you use a VPN, no one can read your information–whether a governmental agency or your internet service provider (however the strength of encryption as well as security of a VPN can vary wildly).

Most people use VPNs for privacy reasons, but there are also a good number of people who use VPNs in a similar fashion to SmartDNS. Since a VPN changes your IP address, you can effectively get around geo-restrictions–whether through Netflix, Hulu, or even HBO Go.

In that sense, a solid VPN can accomplish the same things that SmartDNS can. However, there could be some drawbacks depending on the VPN you pick.

Some VPNs will be noticeably slower than SmartDNS, while the best ones allow you to customize your cipher strength depending what you need the VPN for.

SmartDNSProxy does NOT and WILL NEVER log

Special Feature

Browsing History

SmartDNSProxy does not see or record which websites you visit.

Traffic Data

SmartDNSProxy does not monitor or log the destination of your web traffic or the time or duration of web sessions.

DNS Queries

SmartDNSProxy runs its own private, zero-knowledge DNS on every VPN server for extra privacy and anonymity.

What We Can Offer

Works globally. Any location.You can have total freedom in web browsing with Smart DNS Proxy


Encrypt and secure your internet traffic.
PPTP, L2TP & OpenVPN Support
Access all Smart DNS Proxy services while you are connected to any SmartVPN server.
Download Torrents
Unlimited Device Access
5 Simultaneous VPN Connections

Smart DNS Proxy

600+ Services Supported. Unblock websites & digital a with the fastest way
Works with any internet capable device
Unlimited Device Access


Encrypt and secure your internet traffic
Stream media from the country of VPN Server you are connected
Download Torrents
Unlimited Device Access
5 Simultaneous VPN Connections


BBC iPlayer works even better with SmartDNSProxy

Smart Internet users are swapping out regular connections for a Virtual Private Network – or VPN. A VPN wraps all your internet traffic in an encrypted tunnel so hackers and spies can't see it.
That means that if you want to watch the latest episode of your favourite drama, or connect with your friends on Facebook, or listen to the latest tunes on Spotify, you can do it privately and securely.

+600 Services

You can now visit any blocked website restricted in your place.

They Say

Fast response as always. Great customer service and technical support. Was with another leading DNS / VPN and Smart DNS compared very favorably 
Sophie Gordon

Posted on YouTube
Using their services almost every day since several years, I had some days ago a problem of connection with several sites. This problem has been resolved very fast 
Richard King

Posted on Facebook
From the base of the customer service to the higher levels of technicity, all the guys are listening carefully to your problems and do the best for resolving them. Bravo.
Joy Shelton

Posted on Twitch
Excellent support. After using the service for many years I had a problem with the service and contacted them by chat.
Paul Barret

Posted on YouTube
The SmartDns guys provide a very efficient customer support service. My problem was resolved expediently and to my total satisfaction. Highly recommended!
Ruth O’Connor

Posted on Webflow
I'd not used the service for quite some time. It renewed , although I think we'd cancelled some time ago. Nonetheless they refunded our payment.
Kenneth Tyler

Posted on YouTube