Ministry of Electronics & IT has announced
that India will come up with Public Domain Name Server (DNS) for the country. The
National Informatics Centre (NIC) would configure the setup which would be
offered to all citizens Domain Name System (DNS).
Domain Name System translates human readable
domain names (for example, 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.
India’s Public Domain Name Server would ensure
a) fast access, b) enhanced availability, c) secure access, d) maintain data privacy,
and e) data localization within India. It will be one of the key components to
ensure Internet Resilience- the ability to provide and maintain an acceptable
level of service in the face of faults and challenges to normal operation.