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.ru domains and sanctions?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lancis, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. lancis

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    I have some .ru domains, wondering if in the light of the current events it will be better to sell them before the sanctions hit in?
    SAPE going to be affected as well i assume?

    Anyone has some 1st hand experience in similar situations? How does it affect the Internet business?
     
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    That's one of the key when analyzing google updates & penalties: when thinking something will happen to your projects, think how that possible update you have mind will affect the big picture. They can't ban all .ru domains not only because they have google.ru but also before they make money from .ru websites.

    That's the balance they always have in mind: more relevant results with google ads vs people toying the huge algorithm which should be taken down without affecting the first category.
     
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    The won't be any sanctions on any specific TLDs
     
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  6. lancis

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    Err, you got me wrong people. I didnt want to get into the politics and guess failed to explain myself due to this.

    In short - the shit just got real. There are russian troops on the border of Ukraine, there are NATO instructors in Ukraine and the whole thing seems to escalate faster than anyone expected. Tomorrow Russia might become the next Iran, and you wount be able to conduct business there.

    In the same way I cant buy Iranian TLD, and generally conduct any business with Iran. I/you wouldnt be able to buy Russian TLD and conduct any business with Russia, including SAPE. Or at least, this is what i think. Am I wrong? Should I sell while I can?
     
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    Well, IM wise, I dont think we had precedents like these before. So I honestly have no idea what will happen.
     
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    I would think that as long as you stay within Google's rules you will be fine/
     
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    I'm Iranian.

    pedarsag
     
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    Google doesn't have balls to ban ru domains. Or we will ban google here.
     
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    He just want someone to tell him to sell them.
     
  13. lancis

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    Can you sell to outsiders without masking your identity?

    Google is not going to ban anything. I'm talking about payments. For example, any payment from my CC to Russian business is going to be blocked automatically.

    Not exactly, I would love to keep them. But if they are going to be taken away, for this reason or another, i would rather sell before that happens.
     
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    ok, man sell them.

    -=-
     
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    Omfg I hope now no one is going to tell that America or western countries are "free" :D
    I hope one day americans will rise up and remove such a tyranny, I guess we here in Russia (where's no democracy) are way more free then you guys in western countries.

    And how is it going? I mean IM, ofc if you make your living by doing IM stuff? Is your government jealous about how you make your income or, as long as you don't go about politics they don't care?

    P.S. As far as I remember myself I wanted to live in Iran.
     
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    Sorry, which recent events and changes are you talking about? I havent followed the IM news lately.

    EDIT: Ohh now I get it :rolleyes: Well, I think g00gle doesnt give a crap about Ukraine or any other country. They just want more money, so it makes no sense in penalizing such a big market in any way.
     
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    Bro it's all about Crimea crisis, Russia is going to take Crimea from Ukraine, Obama doesn't like that idea.
     
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    I was going to write a long lecture about all the things wrong with this post but instead I'm going to say, 'Let it Be, Let it BE' Beatles.
     
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    Good thinking, OP. I would be concerned about trade with the West if the current situation escalates.

    The worst that could happen as far as IM goes, besides a nuclear war of course, is they block all the credit card and bank transactions to/from Russian institutions.

    I hope things don't escalate further.
     
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    Yep, I caught that moments after I posted.

    What is Obama going to do? Call Matt and say to devalue all .ru sites, deindex the website of the Creml or neg SEO Putins blog? Whatever the sanctions will be, there will be not a change of .ru sites ranking in general.