Next 48 hours likely to see global Internet shutdown: Report

According to a report by Russia Today the global Internet users might experience network connection failures as the main domain servers and its related network infrastructure will be down for some time.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 12 2018 12:38PM | Updated Date: Oct 12 2018 3:58PM
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The global Internet users might experience widespread network failures as the key domain servers are slated to undergo routine maintenance over the next 48 hours.

According to a report by Russia Today the global Internet users might experience network connection failures as the main domain servers and its related network infrastructure will be down for some time.

The report, however, said the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will carry out maintenance work during this time period by changing the cryptographic key that helps protect the internet's address book or the Domain Name System (DNS). This has been necessitated to counter the rising incidents of cyber attacks, the ICANN said.

Also, in a statement, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) said the global internet shutdown is necessary for ensuring a secure, stable and resilient DNS. 

"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," the statement added. 

“Internet users could face difficulties in accessing web pages or making any transactions in the next 48 hours.  Also, users could face inconvenience accessing the global network if they use an outdated ISP,” RT report added.  

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