INDIA TO HAVE OWN DNS FOR SAFE BROWSING
GS 3: Internal Security – Cyber Security
Why in News?
The Government of India will soon roll out a public Domain Name Server, or DNS for India.
- It aimed at providing a faster and more secure browsing experience for Internet users in the country, while ensuring that citizens’ data is stored locally.
- To ensure availability, particularly for smaller Interest Service Providers (ISPs) who don’t have credible DNS
- The roll-out, which will be executed by the National Informatics Centre – the technology arm of the government.
- NIC is already using the public DNS within the government network.
- The government’s system would prevent users from visiting malicious websites.
A DNS is a like a directory for the Internet. It helps to convert domain names that are easy for people to remember into IP addresses, which are used by computers/machines to communicate. If the DNS is either slow or fails to work, users will not be able to locate web addresses.