Financial dispute leads to suspension of more than 100 .af websites

More than 100 Afghan websites sporting the .af domain have been suspended due to a failure in payment from a French internet services firm to the Taliban-controlled Ministry of Communications, sending websites like broke.af offline.

The suspension stems from a failure to pay around $17,000 in backpayments owed by Paris-based ISP Gandi, according to Afghan Ministry of Communications and IT spokesperson Enayatullah Alokozai (via Reuters).