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About the center

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ is the national registry (administrator) of the .RU and .РФ domains


Andrey Vorobyev

He started working in domain industry in 2001 at the Russian Institute for Public Networks (RIPN). After a unit of RIPN that dealt with domain registration was unbundled, Andrei Vorobyev became the director of public and government relations of RU-CENTER domain registrar. In 2015, Andrey Vorobyev has become the Director of Public Relations at Internet Development Institute. In October 2015, he has become the Director of the Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ.

Over the years, he has become a well-known expert in Internet projects PR and legal support. He has several scientific publications devoted to the protection of rights of Internet intellectual property owners and issues of information security.

In 2012, Andrey was elected co-chairman of the RAEC Commission of hosting providers and registrars. Since 2014 he has been a member of ROCIT’s board.

He is a member of the ROCIT Board and the RANS Executive Committee, as well as the Expert Council of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Technology and Communications, and the Council on the Legislative Support of the Digital Economy Development under the Speaker of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly.

The General Meeting of Founders

The General Meeting of Founders (GMF) is the supreme body of the Coordination Center. The GMF is responsible for the following issues:

  1. identifying the priorities of the Coordination Center’s activities as well as the principles determining the organization and use of its property;
  2. approving the procedure to convene a GMF and to prepare a draft agenda, as well as the Council regulations and the Council establishment procedure;
  3. appointing and dismissing the Director, deciding to terminate or amend the employment contract with the Director, and appointing the Council’s initial members;
  4. reorganizing and liquidating the Coordination Center as well as opening its representative offices and branches;
  5. approving issues within the Director’s purview submitted for consideration;
  6. appointing the auditor of the Coordination Center, as well as the election of the inspection commission and its chairman, or appointing the inspector.


According to the Articles of Association, the Council is a permanent collegial body of the Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ. 

Alexander Ivaniuk Representative of the Russian Association for Networks and Services (RANS)
Alexey Goreslavsky
Andrey Vorobyev Director of the Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ
Boris Yedidin Internet industry expert, representative of the Internet Development Institute


Consultative bodies of the Coordination Center for TLDs RU/РФ are established if necessary to develop various projects in conformity of the decisions made by the Council and Director. Consultative bodies can be permanent or operate for a limited period of time needed to develop the project.

Permanent consultative bodies hold regular discussions in person and in absentia and develop proposals on amending the current policy of the Coordination Center in the areas they are responsible for.

Temporary consultative bodies are established in order to address certain tasks, most often as working groups. At different times, there have been working groups on the registration of domain names with Cyrillic symbols, revision of the accreditation conditions for registries, and discussion of the Technical Center’s proposals on upgrading the registry interface, among others. As a result of the working groups’ activities, regulatory documents can be amended.