Promoted

This Startled Man Holds ‘A Key To The Internet’

Blinking is not an option.

1. Meet Paul Kane.

The British father-of-two holds one of just seven keys which can help keep a major online directory secure.

The keyholders have been put in charge of protecting the domain name system, DNS, which is responsible for IP addresses.

2. Together their keys create a “master key”, used to make sure the DNS is secure.

Their aim is to make sure entries are legitimate and highlight fake web addresses which could be used for hacking or fraud purposes.

3. Kane seems a little startled at the responsibility.

4. He doesn’t appear to have blinked since he was given his key.

5. Step 1. Turn on laptop. Step 2. Breathe.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Richard James is the UK news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
  Your Reaction?
 
    Here Are The Top Stories
    • The family of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell in July three days after she was detained during a traffic stop, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court.
    • Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have exceeded 2,000, making 2015 the deadliest year for people trying to reach Europe, according to the International Organization for Migration.
    • At least 24 homes have been lost and one firefighter killed as dozens of wildfires continue to ravage drought-stricken California.
    Get The News App

    Now Buzzing