ProtonVPN released a blog post on Wednesday 3 July announcing the results of its second VPN server poll, which it held in May this year. Over 5,000 people voiced their opinions on where they think ProtonVPN should install its next batch of VPN servers, and the tallied results are now available to view on ProtonVPN’s website.
Mexico was the overall winner, but only just, with 428 votes. ProtonVPN says it is ‘already working’ on adding servers in the country, and will announce each new server as soon as it comes online on its social media channels. You can follow ProtonVPN on Twitter and Facebook to keep yourself updated.
In second place, just 10 votes behind Mexico, was China. However, ProtonVPN acknowledges that security considerations ‘are especially relevant when looking at installing VPN servers in China,’ and reassures users that if it isn’t confident it can keep data secure, it will not take the risk of installing a server.
This means that VPN servers in a country that received fewer votes, such as Greece, Estonia, or Costa Rica, could be ready before servers in China, due to the different implementation complications presented by certain countries.
Other countries that received a high number of votes in the poll and will therefore be receiving ProtonVPN servers in the near future are: Costa Rica, Taiwan, Argentina, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Again, some of these are classed as high-censorship nations, so it could take ProtonVPN some time to formulate a server implementation strategy.
ProtonVPN reminds its users that security is its ‘top priority’ when installing new VPN servers, and cites its recently-installed servers in Russia as an example of how to install and maintain a VPN network in a ‘high-risk country’.
Down at the bottom of the list are Cambodia, Bangladesh, Armenia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Malaysia, Latvia, and Indonesia, all with less than 100 votes each.
Currently, ProtonVPN only has VPN servers in 33 countries around the world, which is very much on the small side for a well-established VPN service. With the help of these community polls, though, it hopes to be present in the most popular nations around the world.