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The Internet has 7 Keys and 7 Keyholders



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The Internet has 7 Keys and 7 Keyholders

The Internet can be rebooted in case of a major catastrophic event like an asteroid strike or a nuclear war.  There are 7 Keys being held by 7 people with 7 backups who are assigned to ICANN or Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.  In cases of catastrophic events these 7 Key Holders can then congregate, reboot and restore the state of the Internet.  

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kaushikangara

I am curious to know how this would be possible. In case of a catastrophic event, all the internet lines would be wiped off leaving all the countries disconnected with each other. Then, how is it possible to restore the internet facility without the connecting under water lines?



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stbrians

I had wanted to ask this question. This is just a security measure. Actually, I wonder what 7 is all about. A catastrophe may make it hard to restore the internet



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Youngshark

My question is even trickier because I am wondering what would happen bin the event that those keyholders do not make it through the catastrophe.



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iambeth

Good point. Maybe there are also another 7 people for each key holder as well as 7 more for each of the back-up and then another 7 for those and the list goes on. So many sevens. LOL.



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Youngshark

Hahahaha. So the list may go on that way until it reaches the power of 7 or an infinite number of people with the key. Why don't I HAVE ONE THEN?



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emiaj55

Wow, this is very new to me. In a digital world that could mean that they are the seven most powerful since they hold the keys that could wipe out the internet. I didn't know that these codes exists before. Would you care to venture more and expound in this topic?



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stbrians

Exactly. We need more information here. What more can you indulge to us?



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Alania

Wow, I didn't know that. Quite useful to know. But I suppose should something big happen, like nuclear warfare, there will be nothing to reboot? Even if so, we won't have the time for it. We'll be working on our survival.



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stbrians

Survival for the fittest. Will it actually help? Am doubtful. The 7 codes will be a waste of time. Maybe it will reassure the world of safety



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stbrians

This is vital information. Can you indulge your source so that we be sure if the information? The internet is full of fake news nowadays. We need reassurance.



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Barida

That is the same thing that Iowa's about to ask since I would want to read further into the details about this. This is something that will help me to have an idea into what it is all about.



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focusedwriter10

Supporting information is vital in this era, otherwise, we might make our conclusion regarding the information shared.



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jpk0007

Well i have never thought of such an eventuality when the internet service throughout the World would need to be rebooted. ICANN seems to be an amazing organization that would be helpful if any such thing happens in the future. This organization is based in Los Angeles,USA. The main function of this organization is to coordinate and facilitate unique identifiers all over the World. In simple words it helps the computers find each other in this vast online world.



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jaymish

Interesting piece of information. I don't think that anyone ever thinks about what would happen in the case where the whole internet goes down. What about if there is a virus that takes the internet out? Also what I would love to know is what would happen if all or some of the people holding the 7 keys are killed. Can the keys work on their own or without the others? Would be interesting to find out.



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Barida

I believe that they are not actually humans that can be killed as the keys must have put under the control of robots that will ensure that everything keep moving the way that it should be when we talk about the internet working pretty fine.



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Franzel2oo

This is the stuff movies are made of. I'm sitting here wondering how these seven people came to be assigned. They must have shown great deals of worthiness. It's a great idea to have a fail safe in place, but what if the fail safe turns out to be the problem? What if these four decide they have had a enough with the internet age and decide to being the internet to its knees? What then?



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amelia88

I’m curious about this too! That sounds like a potentially dangerous amount of power - I’d want to know who these people were and how they were selected as well.



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theresajane

This is crazy, but possible. However, the question should be, is this really true? If yes, then, my goodness, we are at risk.



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antonToledo

Wow, thank for the information I never knew something like this existed 7 keys and 7 keyholders that is pretty amazing having a big responsibility like that. I just hope that no catastrophe will come and that this keys will never be used.



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davedaot04

Amazing that new to information to me, but I guess they're like 7 not really individual but rather groups of people or company that have a back up of all the information on the internet so if one part of it is erased or something wrong happened then there's no problem because it's in the other 7 keys and 7 keyholders? Am I right thought? can someone correct me if I'm wrong?



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luv2xacosta

Oh, I never know they have this kind of thing.



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luv2xacosta

where did you get this information by the way?



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focusedwriter10

supporting information should be shared, otherwise, this information is vague.



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luv2xacosta

Oh, I see. Never thought that there are these kind of process in the internet. Thank you by the way.



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overcast

I agree the OP should share the information source. This way one can clearly understand where this information is and how it means for the normal person. Considering the way it is written. Looks more or less as conspiracy theory. That's what I have found it out to be.



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theresajane

I agree. It would be fake news without supporting information. But what ai'm actually buying what he's shared. Hehe



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Jeane

It is the first time I'm hearing of these seven keys and seven key holders. And I just I had to look around to find out more about these seven keys but unfortunately there isn't much information on the net about them. Nonetheless in case of a global catastrophe I think the last thing most people would be interested in is the net. They'd be too occupied with taking of their families and would have very little time for anything else.



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overcast

Looks like conspiracy theory to me. Internet is not controlled by anyone. ICANN is not the internet creator. CERN created internet and after that US universities adopted the internet and extended to what we know right now. This control of 7 people and 7 keys etc. That sounds like alien invasion type of theories. You can find out that it is being made with different people around the world.



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focusedwriter10

I am surprised and shocked because I have never heard about in my entire life. This is new to me.



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theresajane

Wait, this is very new to me. It's very interesting that something like this exist. I would be searching about this later. Thank you.



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gutzman

Wow. This is very interesting and intriguing. It sounds like a legendary story. It's so cool. I am glad that they have this kind of back up plan because I really don't know what will happen without internet connection. It's already part of our daily lives. It's like the time on Earth will stop once the internet connection is gone.



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vhinz

I have no idea that the internet has 7 keys and keyholders. This was never been discussed in the history of the internet and internet security when I was still studying. And I have never come across with any book about the internet that talks the 7 keys.



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rlpzbeermoney

I wonder who are these 7 keyholders. I'd imagine they are people in high power? Donald Trump? Of course the president of the United States will have some kind of key. Too much presidential white house attack movies have shaped my mind to think this way.



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vhinz

According to the article that I've read, the key holders are experts on the internet and have many years of experience working with internet security. The selected key holders are trusted people that no matter while happen, such as conflicts between their countries, they will not do malicious actions that will put the internet in catastrophe.



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rlpzbeermoney

I think this is a pun of Kingdom Hearts to be honest. I've never heard of 7 keys and keyholders. I've always thought that the Internet is free. No one owns it entirely. It would be very scary if this was true. Imagine a digital terrorist attack. The economy will crash as a result since everything's on the web now.



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vhinz

Maybe the reason why they assigned the keys to different people is to make sure that there is a fail-safe when something wrong happens at the core of the internet such as hacker attacks. Surely if the entire network system will be controlled by people who have malicious intentions, everyone will be affected and could put the lives of the people in danger.



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