On 2022-04-27 the UK introduced The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulations 2022 as a statutory instrument, imposing a legal obligation on ISPs to block access to internet services of sanctioned individuals, appointing Ofcom as the enforcement authority.
Implementation of blocks is likely to differ among ISPs.
- Sputnik (Rossiya Segodnya) RUS1103
- RT (TV-Novosti) RUS1102
Further sanctions may be found searching for "Internet Services" in the UK sanctions list.
- TalkTalk: Acknowledges blocks dated 2022-05-04 as "UK Government Sanctions"
- Andrews and Arnold: Acknowledges DNS blocking 2022-05-05
Checking for updates
The XML version of the UK Sanctions List can be parsed for updates if you have jq and yq installed. (Note that the URL will change each time the list updates.)
curl -s -A "Please build an API" \ https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1135856/UK_Sanctions.xml \ | xq -r '.Designations.Designation|select(.SanctionsImposed|contains("Internet Service"))|[.LastUpdated,.UniqueID,.Names.Name.Name6]|@csv' "06/05/2022","RUS1102","TV-NOVOSTI" "03/05/2022","RUS1103","ROSSIYA SEGODNYA"
- A new sanction affecting Internet access providers in the UK, 2022-04-29
- Content or services provided by TV-Novosti or Rossiya Segodnya
- Russia-related sanctions for online services, 2022-05-04
- Open letter to industry about new restrictions on the provision of certain internet services to, or for the benefit of, “designated persons”, 2022-05-04
- Internet Service Sanctions: changes to the UK Sanctions List, and an open letter from Ofcom, 2022-05-05
- Websites blocked by TalkTalk
- UK sanctions law, A&A, and Domain blocking, 2022-05-05