Russian registrars will no longer be able to sell .uk domains, due to the war in Ukraine, Nominet announced today.
“We are not accepting registrations from registrars in Russia — we are suspending the relevant tags,” the registry said.
A “tag” is the unique identifier Nominet issues to its registrars to enable them to access the .uk registry.
I believe it’s the first example of a national domain registry taking action against Russian companies in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
While Nominet is independent, it’s pretty tight with the UK government, which with international partners has implemented some quite tough economic sanctions against Russia.
Nominet said that the “very small” number of existing domains with Russian addresses “will continue to operate as normal”.
Other measures the company announced include a £200,000 donation to the war relief effort, a reduction of its roughly £100,000 of investments in Russian companies to about £1,000, and the monitoring of new .uk registrations for possible Ukraine-related scams.
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