Public Domain Name Server (DNS)

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, to machine readable IP addresses (for example,
  • A domain name server is a computer that houses DNS zones of domain names.
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