European Domains: Soviet Union (phased out) (.su)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Soviet Union (phased out) domain type, ie. “su”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.su” 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 Soviet Union (phased out) 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 Soviet Union (phased out) 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 Soviet Union (phased out) domain name registrar.
Background.su was assigned as the country code top-level domain for the Soviet Union on September 19, 1990. It remains in use today, even though the Soviet Union itself no longer exists, and is administered by the Russian Institute for Development of Public Networks (RIPN or RosNIIRos).
In 2001, the managers of the domain stated that they will commence accepting new .su registrations, but it is unclear whether this action is compatible with ICANN policies. ICANN has expressed intentions to terminate the .su domain, and the IANA states that the domain is being phased out, but lobbyists stated in September, 2007 that they had started negotiations with ICANN on retaining the domain. In the first quarter of 2008, .su registrations increased by 45%.
New .su registrations cost 3000 rubles (approximately $125), a premium over the .ru domain, as it was thought that the cachet of the .su domain could command a premium price in the free market. Since 2007-12-03, it has been discounted to 600 rubles (approximately $25) in an effort to increase demand to fend off elimination by ICANN.
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