About the center

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ is the national registry (administrator) of the .RU and .РФ domains
The main goal of the Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ’s activities is to ensure the safe and stable operation of the .RU and .РФ domains.


The Center implements various projects to develop and expand internet use in Russia for the benefit of the Russian and global internet community.
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Virtuti Interneti Award

In 2010, the Coordination Center for Top Level National Domains established a special award, Virtuti Interneti (Service to the Internet), which is the only one of its kind in the Runet.

It is awarded to representatives of the worldwide web community, business, sciences and the government who have made a significant contribution to the development of the Runet and the global Internet. Candidates are shortlisted by the Programs Committee of the Russian Internet Governance Forum (RIGF), and the awards ceremony and subsequent lecture by the winner have become a tradition for the RIGF program.

2018 2017 and earlier
Alexey Platonov CEO of Technical Center of Internet
Benedicto Fonseca Director of the Department of Scientific and Technological Affairs of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil
Sergey Plugotarenko RAEC, Director
Dr. Wolfgang Kleinwaechter Professor Emeritus for Internet Policy and Regulation at the Department for Media and Information Studies of the University of Aarhus.
Dr. Paul Vixie one of the founders of the modern Internet, developer and author of today's Internet protocols and systems.
Olaf Kolkman Director of NLnet Labs, former chairman of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), prominent Internet expert.
Dr. Steve Crocker Chairman of the Board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), author of the first RFC format, founder of the technical community of Internet developers.
Igor Shchegolev Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media, an active force behind the establishment of the .РФ domain, initiator of the creation of the RIGF.
Markus Kummer Vice President of the Internet Society (ISOC), Coordinator of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Co-chairman of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) under the UN Secretary General.
Alexei Soldatov Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Chairman of the Internet Development Foundation Supervisory Board, co-founder of the Runet.

International cooperation

The Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ is guided in its activities by global experience in domain name registration. The Center is actively participating in international events and initiatives for national domain administrators.

The Center works directly with other countries’ national registries. It is a member of global and regional international organizations, where it represents the interests of the Russian internet community.

The Center also organizes annual events in Russia that participants from other countries attend in order to share experience and best practices in developing the domain and address space, as well as internet governance.

The Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ is a member of various foreign and international organizations with which it works closely.