June 3, 2020 — The Russian Federation whose powers and authority are carried out by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) became a founding member of the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ
May 12, 2020 —The first national Cyrillic domain .РФ turned 10 years
July 2019 — The Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ hosts the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF 2019) in Vladivostok
June 10, 2019 — The Union of Internet Operators, one of the founders of the Coordination Center, ceases to exist
April 2019 — The 10th Russian Internet Governance Forum
April 7, 2019 — The 25th anniversary of .RU Russian ccTLD
2015 — The Coordination Center’s new Charter is adopted. New organizations are added to the list of founding members – the Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media and the Internet Development Institute – bringing the total number to six.
2012 — The Coordination Center introduces the practice of cooperation with competent organizations to identify violations on the internet. These organizations provide the Coordination Center and its accredited registrars with information on websites with illegal content, cases of phishing, unauthorized access to information systems, and the spread of malware from domains registered in .РФ and .RU.
October 2012 — The Coordination Center creates a research platform to collect and analyze information about malicious resources. A year later, the Netoscope informational and analytical website is launched. It has the latest updates on the spread of cyberthreats on the internet and malicious resources. The data are provided by the project participants.
May 2012 — The Coordination Center and Rostelecom launch the Explore the Internet & Govern It educational internet game at the Sviaz Expocomm 2012 exhibition. The social project aims to improve young people’s internet literacy, making use of problems, arcade games, puzzles, quizzes and trivia to explain the opportunities provided by the global network to children and teenagers and the internet’s basic structure and operating principles.
September 5, 2011 – The Coordination Center together with the Technical Center of Internet and Openstat launch a unique project: the Domains of Russia statistical website with the daily updated statistics on various aspects of the Russian internet segment’s operations.
June 28, 2010 – The Board of the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD) approves the Coordination Center’s application to join the APTLD as an associated member.
May 2010 – The first Russian Internet Governance Forum (RIGF) takes place. At the forum, a discussion on the further development of the internet in Russia was held, involving government agencies, the telecommunications professional community, businesses, and civil society. In addition, the Virtuti Interneti award (for contributions in the internet sphere) was established: the only one in the Runet. It has been awarded to representatives of the internet community, business people, academics and officials who made a significant contribution to the development of the Runet and the global internet.
May 12, 2010 – IANA posts a record about .РФ on the root servers of the global domain name system (DNS): the .РФ domain is delegated to Russia and the Coordination Center administers two national TLDs: .RU and .РФ
April 7, 2010 – The Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications and the Coordination Center sign a cooperation agreement to govern the .РФ ccTLD.
February 1, 2010 – The first license agreement is signed between the Coordination Center and the Technical Center of Internet on the maintenance of the TLD main registry and the registration system. Previously, the service was provided by the Russian Institute for Public Networks (RIPN).
January 21, 2010 – ICANN approves the Coordination Center’s application for .РФ, the new Cyrillic ccTLD.
February 18, 2009 – The Coordination Center signs a cooperation agreement with the Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media.
2008 – The Coordination Center launches the TLDCON annual international conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe. Issues related to the development of the internet and cooperation between ccTLD and gTLD registries and registrars are actively discussed at the conference.
April 2007 – The Coordination Center becomes a member of ccNSO (country code Names Supporting Organization) – an organization comprised of and established for TLD administrators in order to develop policies and address global tasks related to the proper use of ccTLDs within ICANN.
March 25, 2007 – The Coordination Center formalizes its relationship with ICANN via an exchange of official letters.
January 4, 2006 – The Coordination Center’s information is recorded in the IANA database.
2003 – The Coordination Center begins to actively participate in the activities of CENTR (Council of European National TLD Registries), the association of national European registries. CENTR plays an important role in representing the interests of European ccTLD registries at the global level.
2002 – The Coordination Group adopts a decision on voluntary dissolution and transfers its functions to the Coordination Center.
June 1, 2001 – The distributed registration system begins operations. RIPN transfers its second-level domain name registration functions to independent companies professionally engaged in domain registration for .RU. RIPN’s subsidiary company RU-CENTER becomes the first registrar in January 2001, shortly followed by Garant-Park-Telecom.
2001 – The Coordination Center is established by the Russian Association of Networks and Services (RANS), the Union of Internet Operators, the Regional Public Center of Internet Technologies and the Russian Institute for Public Networks (RIPN).
April 7, 1994 – An entry on the .RU Russian ccTLD is made in IANA’s international ccTLD database.
December 4, 1993 — The Agreement on the .RU Zone Administration Procedure is signed, the functions of administration and technical support of the .RU ccTLD are transferred to RIPN, and the Coordination Group for ccTLD .RU is established.