can DNS be tracked if I am using TOR without using more protection like VPN? For example, If someone tries to target me and have a DNS lookup, it will show my original DNS or I need to change it? Thank You

  • VPNs actually decrease your privacy and anonymity. Don't use a VPN with Tor.
    – Swangie
    Apr 22, 2021 at 12:33

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no, exit nodes caches dns record and your dns lookup will be performed on exit relays. (i mean your tor browser not your system dns lookup ofcourse) also

tor+vpn is 99% a bad idea since you should trust the provider not to 'man in the middle' you

  • So my original DNS will not be spoofed. but instead, DNS which is recorded at the exit relay can be spoofed? Idk why I am really confused about this.
    – Tr0jAn
    Apr 22, 2021 at 14:28
  • Tor browser will use exit relay's dns system. sorry for confusion
    – user32272
    Apr 28, 2021 at 9:07
  • Okay got It , Thank You
    – Tr0jAn
    Apr 29, 2021 at 4:57

Your DNS queries will be routed through Tor. Websites you access, specifically host names when your browser sends a query (DMS), will not be visible to your ISP. It should be noted however that your ISP will be able to see that you are using Tor. To obfuscate this you need to use a bridge.


It can be tracked if it leaks, so - it's totally depends on a setup. But - to be 101% ensured that you're safe - use a local ISC BIND setup and route it properly to handle dot-onion domains

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