ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) itself has recently announced the global internet can be shutdown over the next 48 hours and not only that as this whole procedure could also simply affect all the internet users around the world.As the terrible forecast comes directly from the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) a nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces and numerical spaces of the Internet, ensuring the network’s stable and secure operation. According to the latest reports, the entire Internet network will be disconnected over the next 48 hours.
A report in the Russian news organisation claims that Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is prepping up for maintenance work of domain servers and related network infrastructure by changing cryptographic key which will result in down-time in internet activity across the globe.
The maintenance work to be undertaken by the ICANN will help protect the internet’s address book popularly known as the Domain Name System (DNS).

 

REASON BEHIND INTERNET SHUTDOWN

 

  • Change of cryptographic key will help prove as a necessary step for internet protection as the number of cyber attacks swell. 

     

  • Will help to protect the internet’s address book popularly known as the Domain Name System (DNS). 

     

  • The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) said the global internet shutdown is necessary for ensuring a secure, stable and resilient DNS.

     

THE QUESTION IS WILL INDIA BE AFFECTED WITH THE INTERET SHUTDOWN?

 

Two U.S. senators have called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to soften India’s stance on data localisation, warning that measures requiring it represent “key trade barriers” between the two nations. 
In a letter to Modi dated Friday and seen by Reuters, U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Mark Warner – co-chairs of the Senate’s India caucus that comprises over 30 senators – urged India to instead adopt a “light touch” regulatory framework that would allow data to flow freely across borders. 

Global payments companies including Mastercard, Visa and American Express have been lobbying India’s finance ministry and the Reserve Bank of India to relax proposed rules that require all payment data on domestic transactions in India be stored inside the country by October 15.

 

 

NEW DELHI: After reports suggested that internet users across the globe may experience widespread network failures over the next 48 hours, a top government cyber security coordinator emphasized today that there will not be any internet shutdown in India.
“All arrangements are in place and there will be no internet shutdown in India as is being circulated in the media,” Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator