.RU represents the official domain extension or the internet country code top level domain (ccTLD) of Russian Federation. This domain suffix was introduced in 1994 and was intended for entities that have connections with this territory.
There is no special process needed to register a .RU domain name, no special action is needed on your end.
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A .ru domain is Russian domain name that can be used by anyone who wants to have a professional website with the corresponding TLD.
A .ru web address will allow you to access your site in both English and Cyrillic languages so it's worth considering if you're aiming for an international audience.
Who regulates .ru Domain Name?
The Coordination Center for TLD RU (Центр управления доменом .RU/.РФ) is an organization responsible for the regulation of domain names in Russia, including all top-level domains.
It is authorized to register and maintain domain names in the .RU/.РФ zone.
Who can use a .ru Domain Name?
According to TLD RU, anyone who operates an activity in the Russian Federation can be a domain name holder.
This means that foreign citizens and stateless persons can also be owners of Russian domain names as long as they have a connection to Russia.
In cases where the domain name holder is a foreign citizen or stateless person, the connection with Russia can be proved by one of these documents:
- Certificate of temporary/permanent residence in the territory of the Russian Federation;
- Passport (with registration on the territory of the Russian Federation)
How much does .ru Domain Name cost?
Tips to choose ideal .ru Domain Name:
·When choosing a Russian domain name, you should consider the following tips:
·Keep it simple and easy-to-remember
·Try not to use special characters or hyphens as part of your web address
·Avoid using periods between each word in your domain name because
The most important thing is that your web address should correspond to the name of your website, so it is better not to invent anything but use existing words or phrases in order to make sure nobody will ever mistake you for someone else.
Common subdomains for .ru Domain Name:
Many Russian websites are divided into several categories, each of which has its own domain name extension. The following are some common subdomain names for the .ru domain name.
·.FIN.RU - This is the domain name for financial institutions.
·.KD.RU - This is the domain name for kindergartens and schools in Russia.
·.GOV.RU - This is the domain name reserved only for governmental organizations, offices, departments.. etc
·.MIL.RU - This is the domain name for military organizations.
·.ONLAYN.RU - This is used to promote online stores that do not have a physical address.
·.PROPLAY.RU - This is used to promote the property, real estate agencies, and any other related businesses in Russia.
Can you register .ru domain without a local presence?
Yes. You can have a .ru domain name without being present in Russia as long as you are able to prove your connection with the country by showing one of these documents:
- Certificate of temporary/permanent residence in the territory of Russian Federation;
- Passport (with registration on the territory of Russian Federation)
How much does .ru domain name cost?
The price of a .RU Domain is between $49.00 to $78.00 U.S Dollars per year depending on the number of years you register it for and whether you want additional services with your registration such as hosting, email or website builder tools etc.