The government will launch a public Domain Name Server (DNS) aimed at providing a faster and more secure browsing experience for Internet users in the country, while ensuring that citizens’ data is stored locally.
- The main objective of bringing country’s own public DNS is to ensure availability, particularly for smaller Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who don’t have credible DNS.
- A user will be free to choose any DNS and they need not compulsorily need to shift to India public DNS.
- The National Informatics Centre (NIC) would configure the setup which would be offered to all citizens Domain Name System (DNS).
What is DNS?
- DNS is a system that translates domain names to Internet Protocol or IP addresses that allows browsers to load websites sought.
- Domain Name System translates human readable domain names (for example, http://www.google.com) to machine readable IP addresses (for example, 192.0.2.44).
- A domain name server is a computer that houses DNS zones of domain names.