Facts about Global Internet Shutdown 2018


Every user must be wondering what internet shutdown means as there has been a trending headline “The next 48 hours may be tough for internet users as for maintenance reason Internet will be shut down.” Due to some of the top internet statistics, we know that the internet user base is massive, and this would affect a lot of people personally but also businesses and communications.


  • As per the latest news from Russia Today, under next 48 hour, some users may experience network failure in the browser or in a mobile application.
    As per Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator there will be no internet disturbance in India.


  • The report of ANI due to maintenance Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will change the cryptographic key that helps protect the internet’s address book or the Domain Name System (DNS). As incidents of cyber attacks are rising, the countermeasure has been taken and will be implemented in the next 48 hours.
  • As per ICANN, 98% of user will be unaffected with this updation in Internet protocol.
    The impact of the updation has been resolved and there have been minor issues experienced by users.
    The ANI report quoted Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) saying that the global internet shutdown was necessary for establishing a secure, stable and resilient Domain Name System. “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,” it said.