the next 48 hours internet may stop for user. Domain service and other network infrastructure is shut down for maintenance. How true is it?

Recent trending on the social media is, The Internet shutdown. Is that true ? Then who will block the internet ? What is meant by ICANN ? Here is everything you need to know.


ICANN stands for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. A non-profit organisation responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several database related to the namespace and numerical spaces of the internet, ensuring the network’s stable and Secure operations.

ICANN Said that the ROOT Key Signing Key (KSK) rollover will affect connectivity and will have minimum effort on uses and declared the Russia today report as ‘clickbait”

ICANN report(With recent Update)

ICANN performs the actual technical maintenance work of the Central Internet Address (CIA) pools and Domain Name System (DNS) root zone registries pursuant to the Internet Assigned Number Authority (ICANN) function contract.

Organisation added that the change in this key was announced in August, and the process has been underway for more than 24 hours now, without any significant impact on connectivity.

Only few network operating service will be stopped. Don’t worry, There is no global internet shutdown.

The purpose for this post is to really show you what is the purpose of internet shutdown and who is in the background and their purpose. Hope you would have got to know everything!

They are trying to perform the upgrades with low / no downtime. Impacts are kept to minimal so that it doesnt affect the internet users much

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