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Youtube outage due to DNS handover to ICANN

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https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-08-22-en

The DNS keys used to be controlled by the US government.  Obama had signed into law to hand those keys over to a UN entity called ICANN.  Essentially the keys were handed over and then ICANN immediately changed the encryption to their own.  So even if you had the old key,. it was no longer valid.

This was not to scrub a video about the moon, aliens or Elvis Presley.   It was not even the Russians.

So this was a really big deal for the Internet. This was also something the US was not willing to give up at all. Not sure why Obama would give this kind of control of the Internet up to the UN.  IF you control DNS you can control the Internet.

Chances are the DNS did not propagate properly or they discovered that it was a hard cut over meaning outages of websites, domains, or even nations could have been kicked offline until the DNS updated across the globe.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37114313

 

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