Shocking news for all the Internet freaks! In all probability Internet users all across the globe might experience massive network failure issues as the key domain servers are slated to under go routine maintenance over the next 48 hours.

Russia Today reported that global internet users might experience network connection failures as the main domain servers and its related network infrastructure would be down for some time.

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The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) would carry out its 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). Also, as per ICANN, this has been especially done necessitated to counter the rising incidents of cyber attacks.

In a statement, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) added that the global internet shutdown is necessary for ensuring a secure, stable and resilient DNS. To this it also added that, “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”.

internet-shutdownInternet 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 Also, users could face inconvenience accessing the global network if using an outdated ISP.