Dotvpn Ratings

Overall Score 5.5










General overview

DotVPN is just another service in the crowded VPN market. The service operates in Hong Kong and has been around since 2014. DotVPN doesn’t have an extensive portfolio of security features. It is safe for day-to-day activities but isn’t recommended for use with sensitive data as it lacks an essential kill switch. Moreover, it doesn’t have any obfuscation tools which could bypass censorship in highly restricted countries like China. DotVPN has a small network of 700 servers in 12+ countries only. Hence, it is not a streaming VPN.

The service doesn’t unblock any significant streaming sites, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and BBC iPlayer. To make things worse, the VPN has banned torrenting on all servers. DotVPN is available for both desktop and mobile and has apps for Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Android, and iOS. The service is compatible with up to 5 devices per license and offers appealing payment methods, including cryptocurrency.

Score 4.0


DotVPN isn’t dependable for protecting users’ sensitive information. However, the service uses some well-secure features for safe activity. The AES-256 encryption cipher is indecipherable to hackers and other individuals attempting to access your data without authorization. Also, the most reliable and industry-standard protocols, like OpenVPN (TCP/UDP), as well as L2TP and IPSec, are offered by the service provider.

DotVPN is less secure for Apple products as it uses the outdated IPSec protocol compared to Android, which uses the most secure OpenVPN protocol. So, if you want a higher level of protection, then considering the Android app would be a safer option.

Activities that require access to sensitive information aren’t recommended with DotVPN. Unfortunately, the service doesn’t come with the essential kill switch feature, which is the most significant privacy risk. The VPN also has several toggle options, including the Tracking option, Ad-Blocker, and Analytics. Moreover, there is also a Tor Browser, which lets you browse different .onion websites.

Score 8.5


The VPN proves to be a favourable service in terms of speed. It works surprisingly fast on local servers and does well on international servers. DotVPN records a 10% speed loss on nearby servers, which is extremely fast. It could perform day-to-day activities like 4K quality streaming, fast browsing, and other activities in no time.

On the contrary, International servers are also quite impressive. Various locations, including USA, Germany, and Singapore, pick up relatively fast speeds acceptable for the users. On average, the VPN dops 10% download speed and up to 30% upload speed. Speeds like these are reliable for daily activities but aren’t considered for time-requiring affairs like gaming or torrenting.

Score 6.1


DotVPN claims to have 700 servers in 30+ countries. Its server network is relatively small compared to other top-tier VPNs and is limited to only North America and Europe. Few of the servers are located in Asia, and none of the servers is offered in South America, Africa, or Oceania.

DotVPN isn’t a streaming VPN; It can’t unblock any streaming platform, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and BBC iPlayer. The service is currently working on its streaming phase, but right now, you are only left with Disney+ and All 4 to enjoy streaming.

Unfortunately, the VPN doesn’t allow torrenting on all of its servers. It has banned P2P activities and stated on its website, “this feature will certainly be added.” Also, the absence of a kill switch is enough to convince torrenters to consider any other alternative.

Score 3.1


DotVPN’s customer support is disappointing overall. It doesn’t offer a live chat feature or detailed guides/tutorials. You are only left with the FAQs option. However, the FAQs option contains relevant information for set-up, payment, and more about its service but isn’t penetrable.

For personal assistance, there is email support for the users. You can reach out to technical staff through their website. You have to wait for several hours before they respond to your queries. Despite claiming round-the-clock help, it isn’t feasible and requires you to wait for the ship to come in.

Score 6.0


DotVPN is one of the cheap VPNs in the industry. As it lacks many advanced features and benefits, So prices are considerable for the users. It comes in both Free and Premium versions. The free version only works as a proxy as it restrains users from every feature except unlimited data usage and cloud firewall protection. In comparison, the premium version includes all features and benefits and comes in three pricing plans.

Here is the pricing plan of DotVPN:

  • 1-Month plan costs $4.99/per month
  • 12-Months plan costs $2.90/per month
  • 3-Year plan costs $1.60/per months

Payment Methods

DotVPN accepts a range of payment methods:

  • Alipay
  • Bitcoin
  • iDeal
  • PayPal

Refund Policy

The service provider has a fantastic 45-day money-back guarantee above the industry-standard 30-day.

Company Information

  • Company name: Smart Security Limited.
  • Company incorporation country: Hong Kong
  • Years in market: 8
  • No-logs: Yes

Overview - Conclusion

DotVPN needs many improvements in its service. Whether torrenting or streaming, the VPN isn’t a reliable option. Also, its limited customer support and the absence of a kill switch don’t make the service a considerable alternative to buy.