European Domains: Russia (.ru)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Russian domain type, ie. “ru”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.ru” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
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Once the domain is registered
All Russian domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Russian domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Russian domain name registrar.
Very popular in Russia
.ru is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Russian Federation introduced on April 7, 1994.
The control of ".ru" is assigned to the Russian Institute for Public Networks (RIPN). However, since 14 March 2005 registry operations for registrations directly under ".ru" are being performed by RU-CENTER while RIPN carries out registry operations for third-level domain names under ".com.ru", ".net.ru", ".org.ru" & ".pp.ru".
Registration of second level domain names in RU is available only through accredited registrars.
Coordination Center for TLD RU does not perform registrar's functions.
Registration policy is based on first-call first-served principle.
There are no limitations on residence; individuals are allowed to register domain names under RU. Domain names are registered for a period of one year. To keep domain name for the following year pass re-registration procedure.
Use Whois service to check availability of domain name.
Domain name should be 2-64 characters long, should not start or end with hyphen, 2 consequent hyphens are not allowed.
The registration of obscene words is also banned.
The company RELCOM also proposes third-level registrations beneath various second-level domains such as ".msk.ru" (Moscow), while Macomnet Telcom proposes third-level registrations beneath .int.ru simultaneously.
RU-CENTER also handles registrations for ".su", the top-level domain of the Soviet Union, which was supposedly going to be phased out given the non-existence of the country it represents, but nevertheless has been accepting new registrations along with ".ru"; the legal status and ownership of ".su" is being contested by the ICANN (Russian Government), and several Russian commercial entities.
There are a very large directory of second level domains under the domain space ".ru" this is mainly due to all the geographic domain names. All 2LDs are presented below.
The first list shows all the generic domain names available:
|ac.ru||for academic institutions|
|com.ru||for commercial enterprises|
|edu.ru||for educational orgs|
|int.ru||for international orgs|
|net.ru||for network operators and developers|
|org.ru||for non-profit orgs|
|pp.ru||for individuals (private persons)|
|gov.ru||for federal state authorities|
|test.ru||for technical needs (special)|
|mil.ru||for military orgs|
The second list shows all the geographic doman names availiable:
There are currently about 2173798 registered domain names under the .ru domain name (2009-07-07) and the average growth of domain registrations per day is 3536. Something that makes ".ru" a very lucrative domain name for business based in Russia.
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.
In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.
The control of .ru is assigned to the Russian Institute for Public Networks (RIPN). However, since 14 March 2005 registry operations for registrations directly under .ru are being performed by RU-CENTER while RIPN carries out registry operations for third-level domain names under .com.ru, .net.ru, .org.ru & .pp.ru.
The company RELCOM also proposes third-level registrations beneath various second-level domains such as .msk.ru (Moscow), while Macomnet Telcom proposes third-level registrations beneath .int.ru simultaneously.
RU-CENTER also handles registrations for .su, the top-level domain of the Soviet Union, which was supposedly going to be phased out given the non-existence of the country it represents, but nevertheless has been accepting new registrations along with .ru; the legal status and ownership of .su is being contested by the ICANN (Russian Government), and several Russian commercial entities.
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