AtlasVPN Ends Service, Migrates Customers to NordVPN

Published on: March 29, 2024
Penka Hristovska Penka Hristovska
Published on: March 29, 2024

Atlas VPN is ceasing operations, citing competition and rising operational expenses. The company announced that the service will be officially discontinued on April 24.

“Atlas VPN was founded with the mission of providing secure, accessible, and user-friendly VPN services. Despite our best efforts and the incredible support of our users, we’ve encountered insurmountable challenges,” Atlas VPN wrote in the announcement.

“These include rapidly advancing technological demands, a highly competitive market, and the escalating costs of providing top-tier services. These factors have led us to conclude that continuing to operate Atlas VPN is not sustainable in the long term,” the announcement said.

Existing users will be transitioned to NordVPN, which is owned by the same parent company that acquired Atlas VPN in 2021. Free users, however, will need to find a suitable alternative — you can check out our best ranked free VPNs here.

NordVPN will honor the remaining subscription time for Atlas VPN’s paid customers. All paid Atlas VPN customers will receive a link to create a new password.

“You’ll have access to all of NordVPN’s premium features at no extra charge until your current subscription runs out,” Atlas VPN explains. “As we transition to this next chapter with NordVPN, we’re confident in its ability to provide you with exceptional service and the utmost security online.”

For these users, this transition is not a bad deal, especially considering we rank NordVPN higher than Atlas VPN — it’s got top-notch security and privacy features, works with popular streaming platforms, offers fast speeds for all online activities, and comes with lots of extra features, like specialized servers for Tor. You can read our full NordVPN review here.

Users who purchased Atlas VPN through the Apple App Store will be refunded for the unused portion of their premium subscription. Additionally, users have the option to decline the transition to NordVPN by emailing before April 22.

About the Author
Penka Hristovska
Published on: March 29, 2024

About the Author

Penka Hristovska is an editor at SafetyDetectives. She was an editor at several review sites that covered all things technology — including VPNs and password managers — and had previously written on various topics, from online security and gaming to computer hardware. She’s highly interested in the latest developments in the cybersecurity space and enjoys learning about new trends in the tech sector. When she’s not in “research mode,” she’s probably re-watching Lord of The Rings or playing DOTA 2 with her friends.