Serbia to begin new domain name registration March 10, 2008

Feb 29 2008 - 14:11

The Serbian National Register of Internet Domain Names (RNIDS) will begin registering Internet domain names with .rs extension on Monday, March 10, 2008.

.rs stands for the Republic of Serbia. It was previously .yu, which stood for Yugoslavia.

Holders of .yu domain names will have priority to register .rs domains for six months from March 10, after which time applications will be taken on a first-come, first- served basis.

.yu domains are expected to continue to be valid until at least September 30, 2009, according to RNIDS.

Registration of .rs domains will be conducted through 27 Serbian companies accredited by RNIDS as the registrars of .rs domain names. A list of the accredited registrars, as well as detailed rules and procedures regarding registration and transition from .yu to .rs, are available in English on the RNIDS website.

For more information, please contact Branislav Krnetic or Judith Goeke.

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