Soon DNS to protect users from malware


The government will soon launch a public domain name system (DNS) server that could protect users from any malware or phishing with enhanced security features as well as faster response time, a senior official of the ministry of electronics and IT (MeitY) told ET.

“We are expecting it to be ready in next three months, and we will be doing a proof of concept (PoC) starting next week,” the official said, adding that the new system would be completely secure and always available with faster response.

DNS is a system that translates domain names to Internet Protocol or IP addresses that allows browsers to load websites sought.

“This (DNS) is an important tool that requires to be fool-proof, and has a major role in browsing the Internet,” he said.

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