Indian Government to come up with latest version of Net Addresses to Combat Cyber Crime

With the cyber crime increasing day by day with advancement in technique, governments have been urged to combat it and save precious information online. It is the Indian government, who have begin to plan strategies for combating cyber crime and tracking it at the same time. The have planned to bring a new version of internet addresses all around India which is Indian Registry for Internet Names & Numbers (IRINN). This version is popularly known as iPv6 which is highly rated form of IP addresses all around the world. A top official from department of electronics and information technology has defined this integration in the following words:

Since allocation of ‘internet protocol’ or IP resources is being done locally by IRINN, which is a division of the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), it will now be easier to detect cyber crime as the database of registered internet addresses can be monitored real-time by security agencies.

The main reason behind this integration was that previous of iPv the version 4 (iPv4) was having a limited number of IP addresses in it’s book. Furthermore, iPv4 produced data that was less worthy for security agencies to find the main culprit behind any internet carried out by an individual  A senior member of electronic department has describes iPv4 vulnerability in these words:

Often, a single IP address was assigned to multiple devices/users, making it difficult for a security agency to identify the actual end-user responsible for a network security breach. 

But, according to the electronic department officials, this move would only be working if iPv6 is employed to the internet used to all around India. The partial allocation would not help the cause. Adding to the fact, that there would likely to be 600 million broadband users around India, so, it’s definite that cyber crime would be climbing it’s heights by that time.

In order to cut-out this thread the government has announced a one-third decrease in the price of this version of iPv. This would rather help the firms to cut its expenditure for internet purposes and IRINN would have to pay far more less then what they were paying for the iPv’s previous version that is iPv4. The officials has described this more in the following words:

Cost savings will be huge. Customers acquiring a entry-level block of IPv6 addresses from IRINN will pay less than a third or Rs 21,999 compared to A$1180 (or Rs 68,440) that APNIC would have charged “.

The decision to keep IRINN’s pricing affordable is also aimed at hastening IPv6 deployment across small & medium businesses (SMBs), educational institutions, small entrepreneurs and tech start-ups in line with the NTP-2012 target of 600 million broadband customers by 2020.

 

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.