”The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced plans to update the cryptographic key which supports the Domain Name System. The DNS is sort of like an address book for the internet, in that it takes the domain names we type into our browsers and matches them to the correct IP addresses so that internet traffic is delivered to where it needs to go.
Experts say the internet shutdown could last up to 48 hours while ICANN updates the encryption key. Users affected by the internet crash will see error messages about a “server failure.” Potential problems include slow loading of pages, network access issues, and not being able to access certain online resources. It’s also possible that you won’t experience problems until a couple days from now because many website administrators keep cached versions of their websites available for up to two days.
The organization expects only about 1% of the world’s internet users to experience a total crash, but still, that’s approximately 36 million people. Those who will be affected by the internet shutdown are people whose internet service providers or network operators haven’t prepared for the encryption key switch in advance.
If it looks like you’re being affected by the global internet crash, there’s no need to worry. Everything should be back up and running in a few days—as soon as your internet service provider updates their DNS resolvers.”
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