About the center

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ is the national registry (administrator) of the .RU and .РФ domains
We operate as the national registry and have the authority to develop domain name registration rules in .RU and .РФ, accredit registrars and research prospective projects related to the development of the Russian top-level domains.

Our objectives

  • Provide high-quality and accessible domain name registration services in .RU and .РФ, upgrade registration rules, organize registrars’ activities and provide them with accreditation.
  • Ensure that the operation of the DNS for .RU and .РФ is supported by the necessary technical means and technology.
  • Guarantee the integrity, continuity, stability, sustainability and security of the national Russian internet segment’s operations.
  • Promote safer use of the internet.
  • Work to expand internet use in Russia for the good of internet users, business, and government.

The mission of the Coordination Center is to support the development of the internet in Russia in the interests of the national and global internet communities.

What we do

  • Administer the .RU and .РФ ccTLDs.
  • Support the technological development of .RU / .РФ infrastructure
  • Develop regulatory documents for .RU/.РФ.
  • Accredit registrars in .RU and .РФ.
  • Represent Russia in international internet organizations.
  • Support social projects to popularize and develop the internet.

History

The Coordination Center was established in 2001 as a non-profit organization by the Association of Documental Telecommunications, the Union of Internet Operators, the Regional Nongovernmental Center of Internet Technologies and the Russian Institute for Public Networks (RIPN). In 2015, the Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media and the Internet Development Institute also became founding members. In the time since the Coordination Center was established, the domain name registration system was reorganized in Russia: the national registry’s administrative and technical functions were separated; the work process with end users was updated; a new cooperation protocol for system users was introduced; and the legislative and regulatory foundation of the new registration system was developed.

2019
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
2018
2018 — Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ hosts the CENTR Jamboree conference and the third Eastern European DNS Forum.
2016
February 2016 — Coordination Center Deputy Director Irina Danelia elected to CENTR Board.
2015
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.