The popular domain name registrar and hosting company Namecheap has sent a broadcast to all their customers who registered in Russia. This broadcast came after days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The company claims the invasion is a war crime and human rights violation of Ukraine.
Namecheap gave all their customers who registered in Russia to transfer their domain name on or before March 6th, 2022. They also blocked all their Russian customer domain names, hosting and email services to all existing users of Russian origin with immediate effect. Domain TLD and ccTLD provided by another registrar in zones .ru, .xn-plai (pop), .by, .xn--90ais (6en), and .su will resolve to 403 forbidden.
Earlier before Namecheap kick out their customers of Russian origin, some Russian companies were removed from the global stock market and from US stocks too.
Apple stops the sales of all their products to Russia after halting exportations to Russia last week. The company declare their intention that they “stand[s] with all of the people” hurt by the incursion, and is joining those “calling for peace.”
Google, Meta (Facebook) and other digital companies have also withdrawn their services in Russia since the invasion started on February 24th, 2022.
Ukraine wants PlayStation and Xbox to ban Russian players
The Ukrainian government want Sony and Microsoft the parent company of PlayStation and Xbox and other gaming companies to clamp down on Russian players using their platform. Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov said these moves will stop the Russian government from their “disgraceful military aggression” as he believes this will be the “best answer” to Russia’s military machinery.