The Seven People Who Can Turn Off the Internet

There’s this group of nerds called ICANN—the Internet. Its a non-profit Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and they have handed out seven keys to seven individuals spread across the world, and with those keys, you can shut down, and reboot the Internet:

To understand these keys, you need to understand a bunch of complicated internet stuff, starting with DNS. In case you don’t know what DNS is, it’s all the computers that make up the internet –they are identified via long numbers called IP addresses; it asks one of the world’s 13 root servers, which send you to the appropriate top-level domain server—in this case, the one that runs all the .coms—who sends you to the… Watch the video below for more: