Turkey Bans Google DNS in Frustration: A First Ever by a Country

Recep_Tayyip_ErdoganThe Turkish government, frustrated by Twitter users in the country after they were using Google DNS (Domain Name System) to circumvent the ban on Twitter, has also banned entire Google DNS. Turkey is the first ever country in the history to take such a step.

After Twitter website was banned by Turkish government, Twitter users were using Google DNS to bypass that ban imposed three days ago. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said at a rally in Bursa that he will “root out Twitter.”

Twitter has been used by users for posting leaked photographs and phone recordings related to corruption allegations against Erdogan family.

Some other DNS servers which were posted online were also banned by Turkish government swiftly. However, users were still able to user Twitter using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

Technical experts are of the view that banning entire Google Domain Name System would mean that some other related Google services will also be affected. Some have feared that a ban on YouTube is also around the corner.

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