To Fight Scammers, Russia Cracks Down on .ru Domain

In a bid to cut down on fraud and inappropriate content, the organisation responsible for administering Russia’s .ru top-level domain names is tightening its procedures. Starting 1 April, anyone who registers a .ru domain will need to provide a copy of their passport or, for businesses, legal registration papers. Right now, domains can be set up with no verification — a practice that has allowed scammers to quickly set up .ru domains under bogus names

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