Godaddy issued a statement explaining how it is supporting Ukrainian customers that are affected by the unwarranted aggression from the Russian Government:
“Over the past week, we have been witnessing the atrocities taking place in Ukraine and we feel for those affected by the unnecessary violence. As a human-first company, we have been working to help our Ukrainian customers and partners.
We want to share some of what GoDaddy has been doing to help those in need.
- For our Ukrainian customers – we want to support them during this time and we want to make sure they stay up and running. So, for our Ukrainian customers, we’re renewing, at no cost to them, any products or services that are set to expire in the next 60 days. Customers can also contact us at any time, and if they need something specific, we’ll help them as best we can.
- For Ukrainians – in addition to the renewals, we’re donating $500,000 to humanitarian relief in Ukraine. We’re also matching donations made by employees.
- For our Ukrainian contract workers – we want them to focus on their family. We’re partnering with our contractors’ companies to help them pay their workers through the next 60 days. We are staying in contact with them to let them know we are thinking of them and providing any help where we can.
What’s happened in Ukraine is horrible. We do not condone the unwarranted aggression from the Russian Government. We are:
- Removing the Russian version of our website
- No longer supporting new registrations of .ru and .ru.com
- Removing all .ru domain names from our domain name aftermarket
- Removing the Russian Ruble
As events unfold, we are monitoring the situation closely and finding ways we can meaningfully contribute to the success of the Ukrainian community.”