In a e-mail sent to its customers Sedo one of the largest domain sellers confirmed it was suspending trading and parking for domains under .ru and .by. The e-mail statement reads as follows :-
The current geopolitical situation in Ukraine has a direct and indirect impact on business relations with Russian and Belarusian business partners.
Due to the current situation, we have to inform you that Sedo has suspended trading and parking for domains under .ru and .by. In addition, we are currently unable to serve customers residing in Russia or Belarus, as well as corresponding bank accounts. The affected accounts will be temporarily deactivated.
We ask for your understanding that, due to the present situation, we cannot guarantee payment processing with Russian and Belarusian business partners.
Sedo disapproves of any kind of hate and violence, as well as anything that radically contradicts our corporate values. Therefore, for the sake of the civilians involved, we hope for an early resolution of this conflict.
UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.