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Ukraine Pushes to Unplug Russia From the Internet

Rolling Stone: “Ukrainian officials are asking a key organization responsible for the operation of the Internet to disconnect all Russian sites from the global computer network-of-networks, Rolling Stone has learned. It’s the latest attempt to turn Russia into a pariah state in retaliation for its the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine. Experts call it a massive — and ill-advised — step.  According to an email reviewed by Rolling Stone, Ukraine’s request to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) seeks to revoke domains issued in Russia and shut down primary Domain Name System (DNS) servers in the country — a move that would effectively bar access to Russian internet sites, with the potential of knocking the entire country offline…”

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