Namecheap & Sedo Terminate Services to Russian Customers

Posted on:2022-03-11 16:10:29 Views: 409

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has led Namecheap & Sedo to announce termination of services to Russian customers.


If you visit Namecheap website, youll see this announcement on top of the page:


We stand with our friends and colleagues in Ukraine during this heinous assault on their freedom, their independence and their lives. We are actively supporting our resilient team and are doing what we can to insure their safety.


To support Ukraine in their time of need visit this page.


They have also sent this email to their Russian customers:

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.


Users of Sedo also got an email of the same subject, but the wording is more toned-down:


The current geopolitical situation in Ukraine has a direct and indirect impact on business relations with Russian and Belarusian business partners.


Due to the current situation, we have to inform you that Sedo has suspended trading and parking for domains under .ru and .by. In addition, we are currently unable to serve customers residing in Russia or Belarus, as well as corresponding bank accounts. The affected accounts will be temporarily deactivated.


We ask for your understanding that, due to the present situation, we cannot guarantee payment processing with Russian and Belarusian business partners.


Sedo disapproves of any kind of hate and violence, as well as anything that radically contradicts our corporate values. Therefore, for the sake of the civilians involved, we hope for an early resolution of this conflict.