Serbian Cyrillic Domain Registration Starts January 27

Jan 27 2012 - 12:28

The Serbian National Register of Internet Domain Names (RNIDS) will start accepting the Cyrillic .срб (srb) domain registrations on January 27, 2012.

During the initial six-month registration phase, only the owners of existing .rs domains will be able to register the corresponding .срб domains, i.e. one-to-one character transliteration into Serbian Cyrillic characters, e.g. to гоогле.срб. Characters that cannot be directly transliterated into the corresponding Serbian Cyrillic characters (such as w, x, y) will translate into 3-character dummy sequences in Cyrillic, e.g. to __љћш__eллнесс.срб.

The direct transliteration of foreign words is not always an adequate solution, since there are often differences in the pronunciation of a word and the way it is transliterated. Therefore, in order to ensure a meaningful Cyrillic domain name, it may be necessary to register a proper local domain under .rs before registering the corresponding .срб domain. For example, Google is pronounced and written in Serbian as Gugl (Latin) or Гугл (Cyrillic), so it is advisable to register first, and than apply for гугл.срб, which is in local terms a more adequate domain name than гоогле.срб.

After the initial registration phase, everyone will be able to register any number of available .срб domains, as of July 27, 2012.

Registration is possible under .срб as well as under the following extensions:
* .пр.срб for commercial entities
* .орг.срб for organizations
* .обр.срб for educational institutions
* .од.срб for individuals
* .упр.срб for administrative bodies
* .ак.срб for academic network

Non-Serbian nationals, both companies and individuals, may register a .срб domain, but must provide a local administrative contact.

For more information, please visit the RNIDS page on the .срб domain or contact Svetlana Gavrilovic at our Balkan Regional Office.

Source: RNIDS; CRI Domains d.o.o.

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