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Global internet to likely shut down over next 48 hours?

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Filed on October 12, 2018 | Last updated on October 12, 2018 at 05.13 pm
Global internet to likely shut down over next 48 hours?

(Alamy)

Some internet users might be affected if their network operators have not prepared for this change.

Internet connectivity across the globe is likely to remain affected for the next 48 hours in view of the routine maintenance of the key domain servers.

"The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which is responsible for maintaining the registry of domain names and IP addresses, will be changing the cryptographic key that helps protect the Domain Name System (DNS) or the internet's address book," Russia Today said.

"To further clarify, some internet users might be affected if their network operators or Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have not prepared for this change. However, this impact can be avoided by enabling the appropriate system security extensions," ICANN said.





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