SmartDNS Withdraws Indian Servers Due to Indian Government Data Policiеs
SmartDNS regrets to announce that all Indian servers will be closed on June 22, 2022, due to new Cyber Security Directions by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team. According to these regulations, Virtual Private Server (VPS) providers, Cloud Service providers, VPN service providers, and government organizations will be bound to store the personal data of their users: names, emails, IP addresses, KYC records, and financial transactions within five years and submit them to Indian Government on demand. We understand that our Indian users have always been loyal to us and used our application to enjoy the best video content available like Hotstar, Hulu, Disney+, etc. But the ultimate nature of the new Indian Law forces us to shut down Indian servers. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee the constancy of the supported regions, just as we have never asked for extra fees for newly-opened regions.