How GoDaddy is changing business model with Russia and Ukraine
GoDaddy along with other tech giants are slowly pulling their plug out of Russia. After recent events, GoDaddy also have changed their business model with Russia.
What has changed for Russian GoDaddy customers
- GoDaddy says they don’t condone the actions of Russian govt: and have removed new registrations of .RU domains and .ru.com domains.
They also have removed support of Russian currency Rubel. Company says they don’t support the actions of Russian government and have stopped the use of currency with immediate effect and does not have any plan enable it anytime soon. Russian customers can pay using PayPal or other supported currencies.
Company also have shut down their .RU version of website. Russian customers can go to .EU version of GoDaddy to access their account. While not ideal, Russian customers would have to access .EU version in English to manage their products within GoDaddy account.
GoDaddy also have removed .RU domains from their auctions and from Afternic ( GoDaddy company). Any customer who was selling .RU domains would have to look for other providers to sell their domain names.
How has company stepped up to help Ukraine customers
Company says any product that is about to expire in 60 days has been renewed for free of cost.
Renewals will be processed by the end of week (Friday, 11 March) at the latest.
In addition to this, GoDaddy has also announced $500,000 donation to Ukraine on humanitarian basis.
If your product was not automatically renewed and you are an Ukrainian customer then you can contact GoDaddy support and they will help you out.