According to a news reported by Hindustan Times, 36 million Internet users around the globe may experience no-internet or network connection failures over the next 48 hours.
What is Global Internet Shutdown?
The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) said in a statement that the global internet shutdown is necessary for ensuring a secure, stable and resilient DNS.
The reason behind this shutdown is routine maintenance work of the key domain servers by the ICANN. 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 Internets address book.
Do You Need to Worry?
Dont Worry. According to ICANN, only 1% of the total Internet users around the world are expected to be impacted by the shutdown. That would still sum up to more than 36 million people around the world.
This shutdown doesn’t mean that the entire Internet will be unavailable. It would just make it difficult for you to access some web pages or making some transactions for the next 48 hours.