Managed DNS address causing NordVPN to not work

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I use NordVPN for privacy on my Windows 10 machine. When I go online without the VPN, I connect perfectly. When I switch on the VPN, I am unable to connect to the internet.

I *am* able to connect directly to web sites via their IP. (Ex. When I go to the webpage will display a html version of the site.) This tells me it is probably a DNS problem.

NordVPN has a functionality where I can set a custom DNS, and I have tried adding, which is the DNS that Covenant Eyes says they use. However, this does not fix anything. I am not 100% sure that DNS is the one CE uses all the time. The website says it "manages" the DNS, which could mean it changes regularly.

Any suggestions on how I can use these programs together? Is there a way to make the DNS static using CE? Is there a single DNS I can point my VPN to, ensuring connectivity?

Thanks in advance
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Hello Stephen,
      Thank you for posting! According to internal testing, NordVPN is compatible with Covenant Eyes. For assistance managing your DNS Settings wtih NordVPN, call our Customer Support Team at 877.479.1119. We are open Monday-Friday 8:00am-11:45pm and Saturdays 10:00am-5:45pm EST.

Best Regards,