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!

Richard James is the UK news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
  Your Reaction?
    Here Are The Top Stories
    • A conservation group in Zimbabwe reported that Jericho, the brother of beloved lion Cecil, was shot and killed by a hunter. But some scientists monitoring the pride believe he is OK.
    • Joe Biden has begun to "actively explore a possible presidential campaign," the New York Times reports.
    • The trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland was disciplined for "unprofessional conduct" in the fall of 2014, records show.
    Get The News App

    Now Buzzing