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Open Registration of Cyrillic Domain Begins in Russia

Nov 29 2010 - 10:43

On November 11, 2010, Russian Cyrillic .рф domain names became available to the general public. During the first hour of open registration 77,867 new names were registered. On the fourth day of the open registration, more than 400,000 new names were registered.

The average registration price per domain name ranges between EUR 12-14 (USD 16-19). Non-residents and legal entities registered abroad will not be able to register a website name in Russian during the first year of open registration.

For the list of accredited registrars, go here.

Priority registration, during which 18,000 domain names were registered, lasted from November 2009 to September 2010. During this period, Russian state authorities, trademark owners, mass media owners and non-governmental organizations could register their domain names.

For more information, please contact Jelena Jankovic at our Balkan Regional Office.

Source: The official Russian registry, the Coordination Center

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