The Ukrainian government requested that ICANN, which is in charge of internet governance, remove Russian domains from the global internet. Photo/doc
Now the leaders in Ukraine really want Russia removed from the global internet. ICANN was asked to revoke Russian top-level domains such as .ru along with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates regarding the country but no response.
ICANN chief executive Goran Marby said it wanted to be neutral and act in favor of the global internet.
“We will not take punitive action, issue sanctions, or restrict access to segments on the internet, regardless of provocation,” he said BBCFriday (11/3/2022).
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ICANN’s stance is supported by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) digital privacy group. In a statement, Corynne McSherry and Konstantinos Komaitis of the EFF said war was not a time to be messing with. Internet .
“Disrupting underlying internet infrastructure protocols would have “dangerous and long-lasting consequences,” he said.
Cloudflare, a web infrastructure company that offers protection against cyberattacks, has also been asked by Ukraine to stop its services inside Russia.
In a blog, the company said it had considered this request, but concluded that “Russia needs more internet access, not less,” it said.