American hosting provider GoDaddy leaves Russia after meeting stricter requirements. The company said it would close all customer accounts in Russia on December 31. Kommersant writes about this referring to a notification that the publication’s correspondent received from GoDaddy.

American hosting provider GoDaddy leaves Russia

The company’s message does not specify the reasons for the suspension of activities in the Russian Federation. However, in early October, Roskomnadzor banned search results for the websites of the largest foreign hosting providers, including

GoDaddy is now asking to start transferring domains managed through the company to other registrars.

“You have until December 31, 2023 to begin the process of transferring the affected domains to the registrar of your choice, subject to restrictions on the acceptance of the domain by other registrars… For other products, access to all the data and content stored by us. starting December 31, 2023 and we will not be able to provide you with access to backups,” the message says.

Prior to this, FastComet made a similar decision, cutting off access to its website from Russia on October 1. Hetzner did the same. The company warned customers that the contract would end on January 31, 2024.

Earlier, amendments to the Russian laws “On Communications” and “On Information” came into force. According to the changes, from February 1, only accommodation providers who have entered a special register will have the right to work in the Russian Federation. It was formed by Roskomnadzor.


Natalia Gormaleva

Source: RB

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