Internet connectivity across the globe is likely to remain affected for the next 48 hours in view of the routine maintenance of the key domain servers.

“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 internet’s address book,” Russia Today said.

“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,” ICANN said.

Quoting an analyst from the Mobile Research Group Eldar Murtazin, the Russia Today report said  internet users might face some difficulties for 48 hours. The problems will be regarding access to some resources, and slow loading of pages. The analyst also cautioned that some users with an outdated provider might have problems with access to the network.

ICANN claims to have already carried out some preliminary tests that showed the process would create minimal problems.

Noteworthy, the number of Internet users in India is roughly around 500 million with the first place of highest number of users going to China which has nearly 800 million internet users on date.

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