Seems like we won’t be having an internet service active over the weekend. According to reports, there will be a global internet shutdown as the main domain servers and related network infrastructure will be undergoing routine maintenance.
According to a Reuters report published in Russia Today, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will be carrying out maintenance work. They will be modifying the cryptographic key that protects the Domain Name System (DNS).
The aim of this move is to combat rising cyber attacks incidents.
In a statement, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) 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”
Hence, users will face issues to access various resources and loading of pages. They will face internet crash with error messages about a “server failure”.
What’s more, users with an outdated provider might have issues with access to the network.
However, according to ICANN, only 1% of the world’s internet will experience the internet crash, but still, that’s approximately 36 million people.
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