From now on, all e-mail addresses used by Russian official departments – from state bodies to local governments – will have to be created only in the Russian domain zone. The corresponding government decree came into force on Thursday, December 1.
Recall that the initiative to limit the possibility of registering e-mail only by Russian domain names was earlier made by the Ministry of Digital Development. In September, a draft of the relevant resolution appeared on the federal portal of draft regulatory legal acts.
“In order to ensure information security in the work of state bodies and local governments, the draft resolution proposes to determine that e-mail addresses used by state bodies and local governments must be created using domain names and network addresses located in the Russian national domain zone”, – noted in the explanatory note to the document.
According to the order of Roskomnadzor, the Russian national domain zone includes the groups of domain names .RU, .SU and. RF. Placing e-mail containing work letters from civil servants on them will make it possible to more reliably protect confidential information, and guarantee stable operation of the domains themselves, since they are run by Russian telecom operators.
Also read about what laws come into force in December.