We spent the last 2 years of our lives working over 80 hours per week and blew through our life savings to create a new type of VPN service that we wanted to exist. Ask Us Anything!
My friend and I spent the last 2 years building a new type of VPN service. We had faith in our idea and went all-in with our life savings. We both work full-time jobs and had to work on our project after work and on weekends. This resulted in us working 16+ hour days over the course of the last two years.
We recently launched our service and so far, so good. We also launched in the middle of lockdown ( Victoria, Australia ) which made some things tricky.
We look forward to hearing from you :)
// Things we built into the VPN that makes it unique -
Streaming Automation - Connect to the VPN region nearest to your location and still access content from overseas streaming services. We take away the need for you to jump around VPN regions. You can also set regions for specific streaming services. For example you can set your Netflix region independently - similar to how a smartDNS service works. This means no more searching for the "right" server to connect to. Just connect to the VPN and we take care of the rest.
Device Profiles - You can have up to 100. Each profile allows you to have unique settings for when you log in. For example, you can have one for your computer, another for your iPad, another for your partner, another for your child, etc.
Advanced Port Forwarding - You no longer need to keep track of IP addresses or configure your software to work with the VPN ports you are given. Just tell us which port to forward to and which device profile and it's done.
For example, if you set up a web server on your computer and enable port forwarding, regardless of which VPN server you ever connect to ( any server, any region ), to access your web server you would go to username-mydevice.oeck.me:portNumber - It stays the same :) - Also great for legal torrenting.
Ad, Malware, Social Network and Adult blocker - You can pick and choose which ( if any ) of the blockers you want enabled for each device profile. This allows you to turn on Adult blocking for children's devices but keep yours open. It is also very extensive and does a good job of blocking most ad, tracker and malware domains.
Custom filter - You can take the blockers even further by adding your own domain block-list on a per-device level. This gives you complete control over each and every device. This is very powerful and is easily built on.
Custom DNS - You can set your DNS on a per-device level. You can choose for the VPN to give you complete control to your DNS, or set your DNS and still allow the VPN to take control over certain domains in order for the channels and blocking to still work. This means you can even use your own DNS if you wanted to.
Automated server selection - When a user connects to a region they will always connect to a server with the most resources available. This completely removes the need to server-surf on the users end. They just connect to a region and they will be sure to jump on the server within that region that has the most resources available at that point in time.
To see a full list of our features please visit our features page. It is completely free to use for 3 days if you want to test our service out. We don't require any payment details during the trial.
Regards,Peter & Cameron @ Oeck.
EDIT: I am seeing some really nice posts coming through on my phone congratulating us, etc. I am not sure why they are not appearing on the thread, but we would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who was kind enough to do so!
EDIT 2: Thanks for the past 10 hours everyone. It has been great! Time to get some rest. I will answer more questions in the morning! Thank you to all the users who wished us well and all of the users who tried our service! It means a lot to us :)
EDIT 3: Holy shit! This blew up. I will do my best to get through all of the questions you all have. I will be in/out all day. Huge thanks to everyone who took the time to ask us a question and participated in the discussions!
Final EDIT: Thank you very much for the discussion everyone. This was a lot of fun and we would like to thank all of you for participating and all the positive feedback. Thank you to everyone who asked questions and took interest in the discussion and thank you to everyone who tried our service. We really appreciate it! If anyone has any other questions please feel free to reach out to us.