About Coordination Center for TLD RU

Coordination Center for TLD RU (CC for TLD RU) is administrator of national top level domains .RU and .РФ (national registry). CC for TLD RU has mandate to develop terms and conditions for registration of domain names in ccTLDs .RU and .РФ, accreditation of registrars and development of prospective projects connected with evolution of Russian TLDs. CC for TLD RU’s principal task is to ensure resilient and stable functioning of a domain names registration system.

Coordination Center for TLD RU was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization. Its cofounders were Russian public organizations: Regional Nongovernmental Center of Internet Technologies, Union of Internet Operators, Association of Documental Telecommunications and RIPN Network Information Center. In 2015, the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation and the Internet Development Institute (IRI) joined the founding members of the Center. Since CC for TLD RU's foundation there were domain name registration system reorganization in Russia: administrative and technical functions of national registry were separated; services for end-users were improved; new accreditation procedures were approved; new protocol for users of registration system interaction were introduced; regulating documents for new registration system were elaborated.

In its daily operation CC for TLD RU capitalizes on experiences accumulated by international organizations, such as ICANN, which coordinates allocation and assignment of unique identifiers for the Internet, such as domain names and IP-addresses, on the global level, Center of European National Top Level Registries (CENTR), Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD), representing regional unions of ccTLDs registries, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Internet Governance Forum (IGF), etc.

Mission of CC for TLD RU

Expansion of the Internet in the Russian Federation in the interests of the national and global Internet community

What is CC for TLD RU engaged in?

  • administration of country code top level domain .RU
  • introduction and administration of new IDN ccTLD - Cyrillic .РФ, launched in 2010
  • ensuring technological development of infrastructure of domains .RU/.РФ
  • development of procedural documents for domains .RU/.РФ
  • accreditation of registrars at domains .RU/.РФ
  • representation of Russia in international Internet-organizations activities
  • support of social projects aimed at popularization and development of the Internet

What is the governing body of the Coordination Center?

The supreme body of the Coordination Center is the General Shareholders’ Meeting. The competence of the General Shareholders’ Meeting includes the following issues:

  • To determine the Center’s priorities and principles for forming and using its property;
  • To approve the procedure for convening the General Shareholders’ Meeting and formulating the Meeting’s agenda; to approve the regulations of its Council and the procedure for forming the Council;
  • To appoint the company’s Director; to terminate the Director’s powers and approve decisions on the termination (cancellation) of or amendments to the employment agreement signed with the Director; and to appoint the initial format of the Council;
  • To restructure and liquidate the Center; to create its branches; and to open its representative offices;
  • To approve the issues proposed by the Director within his competence for discussion;
  • To appoint the auditor of the Center; to elect the Internal Audit Commission and to appoint its chairman (or auditor).

    Registrars

    Since 1 June 2001 accredited by CC for TLD RU registrars, carry out internet domain name registrations in Russia. These are companies residing in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Samara and other cities; however, all of them have built partnership networks (internet- and hosting providers, website designers) operating throughout the country. So, anyone eager to have a domain name registered can do it at his convenience. 

    Coordination Center for TLD RU is manager (administrator) of ccTLDs .RU/.РФ, i.e. serves as a national registry. Registry is a central depository which maintains database of registered second level domain names and provides their support in the Internet. CC for TLD RU is not a registrar. It does not engage in direct domain name registrations, but solely forms domain name registration policy in managing top level domains.

    Domains .RU and .РФ

    As administrator of national top level domains .RU and .РФ, Coordination Center for TLD RU focuses on popularization of .RU and .РФ, a vigorous expansion of domain names use both by private individuals and organizations and, consequently, growth in the number of registered second-level domain names, as well as bolstering national users’ awareness of the domain name registration system’s functioning. A high level of trust, confidence in stability and resilience of ccTLDs .RU and .РФ, as well as qualified audience enjoying necessary expertise and skills will promote more active use of global Internet resources; give boost to number of Internet users and further advancement of the Internet in Russia.

    Domain .RU keeps leadership among the world lagest ccTLDs with one of the highest domain name growth rate for the last five years. Russian domain .RU is one of the biggest TLDs by the total number of registered second level domain names.

    Domain .РФ – the new Cyrillic ccTLD delegated in 2010, demonstrates extreme domain name growth rate - 700000 domain names were registered for less than 2 months - and enters top twenty of the largest european ccTLDs.