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Namecheap Terminates Hosting Service In Russia


Namecheap Terminates Hosting Service In Russia

US domain and hosting company, Namecheap has terminated its services in Russia over the invasion of the Russian forces in Ukraine.

Namecheap made this know to all it’s users around the world via email letting them know that they will no longer be of service Russian users.

“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. While we sympathize 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.

“If you hold any top-level domains with us, we ask that you transfer them to another provider by March 6, 2022.”

However, 24 hours pior to the first email, the hosting company made a correction in thier termination policy via another email saying that it will make an exception for anti-regime media and protest resources websites who would want to help in ending the war.

Consequently, this prompted Namecheap to extend the termination date from March 6, 2022 to March 22, 2022.

“We would like to make a correction to our policy of terminating services to customers in Russia — announced yesterday.

“Firstly, we will make exceptions for all anti-regime media, protest resources, and any type of websites that are helping to end this war and regime — we will continue to welcome you using our services. Please accept our apologies for any disruption this caused, and we thank you for helping to fight against this tyranny.

“The above also applies if you are no longer a resident of Russia and do not support the regime in any way.

“For those who will still be affected by our decision to terminate Namecheap services to Russia, we are extending the termination date to three weeks from today. Please make sure you have moved your services to another provider by March 22, 2022.

“If there are legitimate reasons that you may need more time, we will make exceptions if they are deemed reasonable.

“We are thankful to everyone who supports Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. Civilians are being killed at this very moment by Russian forces, paid for directly or indirectly by the taxes of Russian citizens. We hope every person in Russia can understand this and recognize the horrible atrocities that are happening right now being committed by the Russian regime.”

Meanwhile, PayPal has also join in sanctioning Russia after the financial company terminated it’s service in the country.


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