The CC at the meeting of The Expert Ad Hoc group on combating economic crime


On Friday 11 February 2011 the CC participated in the meeting of the Expert Group under the Interdepartmental working group on combating economic crime. The expert council focused on the discussion of the situation with the allocation of domain names in domain zone .РФ which emerged at the launch of the open registration, including registration of domain names on RU-CENTR’s (ZAO”Regionalniy setevoy informatsionniy tsentr”) name and their subsequent sale.

The expert group includes a number of experts from various government agencies and organizations: for example, representatives of the Attorney General’s Office, the RF President’s Administration, department for supervision of law compliance in economic sector, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Federal Security Service, the Ministry of Telecommunications and Mass Media, the Federal Antimonopoly Service, the Federal Tax Service, the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring and the CC.

Andrey Kolesnikov, the CC’s director, briefed the participants on the CC’s management system, the procedure of election of the CC’s Board members and, on the Board’s responsibilities. Mr. Kolesnikov has also described the decision making procedure, effective regulations and joint activities with the Registrars’ committee.

At the meeting, the experts also questioned representatives of the Ministry of Telecommunications and Mass Media, FAS, and the CC. The experts’ questions concerned violations committed at the launch of the registration of second-level domain names in IDN TLD .РФ

“We will propose alternate solutions to the CC’s Board in the very near future, - noted Andrey Kolesnikov. – The issue is over-dramatized, and there are various speculations around it. Any CC’s decisions shall focus primarily on protection of interests of users who are not to blame for registrar’s activities. The Board and the CC have enough powers at hand to solve these issues. The Government in turn deals with violations of the law. It is business as usual.”