Remember that whole weird internal fight that unfortunately brought down our new favorite VPN? It seems that enough has passed (aka lawsuits have been filed) for Freedur to launch version 2.0 of his product, now available for download on Freedur.net.
But wait, you say, something prompted me to install this program called “Skydur” over my old Freedur. Now when I type Freedur.net into the URL, it directs me to Skydur.com. What’s all this business about?
Apparently, Mathews says, it’s a change Stackfile made to your internet HOST file which disallows access to the Freedur website. In order for it not to automatically redirect all Freedur.net entries to Skydur.com, you’ll have to edit your HOST File (instructions for Windows and Mac)… or just completely uninstall Skydur.
The new Freedur costs $59.99 for the entire year (it seems that they have done away with tiered pricing for now) – but if you enter the coupon code FREEDURLOVE, you’ll receive an additional 10% discount up to October 31.
Of course, you could also just stick with Skydur, which still claims that it is “not in anyway affiliated with www.freedur.com which has stolen [its] Freedur brand” and offers a three month for $16.99 option. But as for now, only one of the two is being sued. Oh, and ironically, only one of the two has a site that’s actually accessible without your VPN turned on.