VHL inactivation is a key oncogenic event for renal carcinomas. In normoxia, VHL suppresses HIF1α-mediated response to hypoxia. It has previously been shown that hypoxic conditions inhibit TET-dependent hydroxymethylation of cytosines and cause DNA hypermethylation at gene promoters. In this work, we performed VHL inactivation by CRISPR/Cas9 and studied its effects on gene expression and DNA methylation. We showed that even without hypoxia, VHL inactivation leads to hypermethylation of the genome which mainly occurred in AP-1 and TRIM28 binding sites. We also observed promoter hypermethylation of several transcription regulators associated with decreased gene expression.