Where .ru?: assessing the impact of conflict on russian domain infrastructure

Mattijs Jonker, Gautam Akiwate, Antonia Affinito, Kimberley Claffy, Alessio Botta, Geoffrey M. Voelker, Roland Martijn van Rijswijk - Deij, Stefan Savage

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The hostilities in Ukraine have driven unprecedented forces, both from third-party countries and in Russia, to create economic barriers. In the Internet, these manifest both as internal pressures on Russian sites to (re-)patriate the infrastructure they depend on (e.g., naming and hosting) and external pressures arising from Western providers disassociating from some or all Russian customers. While quite a bit has been written about this both from a policy perspective and anecdotally, our paper places the question on an empirical footing and directly measures longitudinal changes in the makeup of naming, hosting and certificate issuance for domains in the Russian Federation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd ACM Internet Measurement Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450392594
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2022
Event22nd ACM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC 2022 - Nice, France
Duration: 25 Oct 202227 Oct 2022
Conference number: 22


Conference22nd ACM Internet Measurement Conference, IMC 2022
Abbreviated titleIMC 2022
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  • Conflict
  • Hosting
  • Sanctions
  • Infrastructure
  • DNS
  • Web PKI


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