Who is NordVPN?

When using VPN, you’re essentially giving a company outside of your ISP the keys to your internet activity. This is why it’s critically important to know who you are dealing with. Below is a quick overview of NordVPN as a company.

Owned and Operated byTefincom co S.A.
Year Launched2008
Base of OperationsPanama
Operates in a Privacy-friendly Country?Yes
Logging PolicyZero Logs
Encryption Used256-bit AES
Servers Located in62 countries


Plans and Pricing

NordVPN has 3 subscription plans on offer, with all features available across all 3 tiers. The only differences between the 3 subscription plans are the billing periods and the prices. You can choose between 1 month, 1 year, or 2 years.

The 1-month plan is the most expensive out of the three, with a rather hefty $11.95/mo. price tag. However, if you go for the longer subscription terms, the monthly cost is reduced by around 50-70%, depending on which plan you go with.

Better yet, NordVPN also offers a special subscription promo that gives you 3 years’ worth of service for just $2.75/mo.! However, this is a limited-time offer so you better hurry before it ends.

NordVPN 3-year limited promo

But if 3 years seems like a very long commitment for a VPN service, check out which of their three core plans works best for you:

 1-Month Plan1-Year Plan2-Year Plan
Monthly Cost$11.95/mo.$5.75/mo.$3.29/mo.
Total Cost$11.95 billed per month$69.00 billed per year$79.00 billed every 2 years
All Features?


Not sure whether NordVPN is for you or not? Luckily, you can find out for yourself thanks to their 3-day free trial, which you can sign up for by simply providing your email—no credit cards required. Pretty easy! What might prove difficult is finding the link to the trial itself. Hint: it’s buried in their FAQs!

That small quibble aside, it’s great that NordVPN allows users to take their service out for a test drive when so many others don’t. Plus, they have a 30-day money-back guarantee on all subscriptions as well. But take note that refunds aren’t given out instantly. In fact, in some cases it could take up to a month. While that’s not a huge deal-breaker, it’s easy to see how it could be an unpleasant experience for some people.

Mode of payments being accepted include:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • PayPal
  • BitCoin
  • Ethereum
  • Ripple
  • Alipay
  • Giropay
  • Sofort
  • iDeal