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India’s Own DNS: Steps Which Will Protect You From Malware, Phishing Attacks

The Union government will soon roll out a public domain name system (DNS) server for India to provide faster and more secure browsing experience to internet users in the country. This will ensure that the citizens’ data is stored locally and also protect them from malware or phishing attacks.

In an official release, the Ministry of Electronics & IT, said, “MeitY will soon be implementing the Public Domain Name Server for India. NIC would be configuring the setup which would be offered to all citizens DNS stands for Domain Name System.”

“India’s Public DNS, as an inherent feature, would ensure fast access, enhanced availability, secure access, maintain data privacy and data localization within India and will be one of the key components to ensure Internet Resilience,” it added.

A DNS is basically a directory for the internet that helps in converting domain names that are easy for people to remember into IP addresses and used by computes to communicate. When the DNS is slow or not working, users fail to locate the web address

The ministry has said that the aim of bringing India’s own public DNS is to help small internet service providers (ISPs) who do not have their own credible DNS. Other big providers like the Google  Google Public DNS have their own DNS.

When a person uses a public DNS, it accesses and uses all their data. The government’s system will stop users from visiting malicious websites, hence keeping them away from cybercriminals.

The rollout of the public DNS is expected to be completed in the next four to six months. The NIC is currently using the public DNS within the government network. The government has said users will be free to shift to the India public DNS.―Zee Business


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