Hi Max. Just wanted to add something here...
Under the U.S. Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (S.773) Obama would have the right to shut down parts of the Internet in times of an emergency. As it would be impossible to disconnect all computers from the Internet, the most likely approach would be to shut down key Domain Name Servers (the computers which map a website address to their Internet address).
If this happens, typing into the address bar http://thecrowhouse.com
would result in a 'web page not found' error message. However, typing in http://18.104.22.168
tells the browser where to go and will bring up the website ().
If your Domain Name Server is shut down, the 'web page not found' error message would occur for every
website you request by name. Even though these same websites will most likely still be available by IP Address.Anyone who is concerned that this could happen should record the IP addresses of the websites that they would want to access, NOW... before they are needed... Waiting until it happens will be too late, as you will not be able to request the IP addresses.
Hopefully we won't need this safety net, but at least it's there if we do.