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Ukraine Requests ICANN, Crypto Exchanges Block Russia

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Some angry users said the company's decision unfairly penalized Russian people.


Domain registrar Namecheap has told its Russia-based customers that it would no longer be able to offers services to them and that must immediately find alternative domain registrars.

'Unfortunately, due to the Russian regime's war crimes and human rights violations in Ukraine, we will no longer be providing services to users registered in Russia,' the company said in an email sent to customers.

'While we sympathise that this war may not affect your own views or opinion on the matter, the fact is, your authoritarian government is committing human rights abuses and engaging in war crimes so this is a policy decision we have made and will stand by.'

Namecheap is advising Russian users to transfer their top-level domains to other providers by March 6, and said it is willing to assist individuals who call out for assistance with the transition.


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