Internet Governing Board Won’t Cut Off Russia


The internet’s primary international governing board has rejected Ukraine’s request to cut Russia’s connections to the rest of the world, reports NBC News.

Rejection of Ukraine’s request

On Monday, Ukraine asked the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees domain name management for the internet, to cancel connections to websites on Russia’s .ru domain and shut down global internet access that comes from St. Petersburg and Moscow.

ICANN, which prides itself on being an apolitical body, denied Ukraine’s request Wednesday evening, saying: “Our mission does not extend to taking punitive actions, issuing sanctions, or restricting access against segments of the Internet – regardless of the provocations.”

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Source: NBC News


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