The Russian disconnect, Mar 11
From August Abolins
@2:221/1.58 to All
on Wed Mar 9 21:12:00 2022
[Gleened from webhostingtalk.com]
" Over the last couple of days multiple news sources have been
reporting that Russia intends to start disconnecting itself
from the global Internet, starting on Friday 11th March.
" On the other side of the new "digital wall" around Russia
TikTok and Netflix are suspending Russian services, Facebook
and Twitter are blocked (at least partially) and major
corporations like Apple, Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Samsung and
video games like Minecraft are reducing service or withdrawing
completely from Russia.
" The web hosting industry will undoubtedly be affected by the
cuts in trade and traffic, even more so now that bandwidth/
network providers such as Cogent announce that they are cutting
off service to Russia, the potential for hosting software and
control panels being affected by sanctions, and regular payment
methods like PayPal, Mastercard and Visa stop serving Russia.
--- OpenXP 5.0.51
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