Internet connectivity may be closed around the world in the next 48 hours. This is due to the routine maintenance of the main domain server. According to a report by Russia Today, internet users may have to face the problem of network failures for the next few hours as the main domain servers and connected network infrastructure will remain down for some time. Internet users may have problems accessing the web page or making a transaction during the next 48 hours. Additionally, if users use outdated ISPs, there may be discrepancies in accessing the global network.
Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers will change the cryptographic during this time to make maintenance work. This will help protect the Internet Address Book or Domain Name System (DNS). ICANN said that maintenance work has to be done to avoid rising cyber attacks.
In a statement, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) said that the Global Internet shutdown is very important for security, stable and flexible DNS. The Authority further said, 'Make it clear that if the users of the network operators or Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are not ready for this change, then some internet users may have trouble with this. However, by applying proper system security extensions, this effector can be ignored. '
Interet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is a non profit organization that maintains and secures internet network throughout the world. Apart from this, this organization works as an IP address space, protocol parameter, DNS management, and root server system management function.