Following a fresh install and zypper DUP I am given the following message

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Retrieving repository 'openSUSE:Factory' metadata .......................................................................................................[error]
Repository 'openSUSE:Factory' is invalid.
[http-download.opensuse.org-c3bd0ff0|http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/Factory/ports/] Valid metadata not found at specified URL
Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.
Warning: Skipping repository 'openSUSE:Factory' because of the above error.
Some of the repositories have not been refreshed because of an error.
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Warning: You are about to do a distribution upgrade with all enabled repositories. Make sure these repositories are compatible before you continue. See 'man zypper' for more information about this command.
Computing distribution upgrade...
...which is confusing me. May I simply safely disable this repo?