Can't access brave search through ProtonVPN

I use ProtonVPN, and when I try to access brave search I get a 403 error:


The request could not be satisfied.

Request blocked. We can’t connect to the server for this app or website at this time. There might be too much traffic or a configuration error. Try again later, or contact the app or website owner.
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I have to turn off my VPN in order to access brave search, which goes against my privacy instincts, so I’ve been inclined to just use duckduckgo instead. Is there a workaround?

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Try some different sites, which sites are causing the issue?

Same here, I use personal ovpn configs by the way, through my own vps… I think it’s blocking access to any vpn connections

Using secure DNS in brave://settings/security?search=dns?

@fanboynz In my case, turning it on/off is no different. Still the same error persist

This is a pretty surprising problem as Brave also has a builtin VPN. Is it working with theirs? Maybe there was an oversight somewhere?

Everything is working for me on desktop and mobile. On iOS I changed from the custom Brave Search I setup during the closed beta to the builtin one and now everything is working.