Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ to mark its 20th anniversary in 2021

The Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2021. In 2001, the coordination center for the ccTLD was founded by the Regional Public Center of Internet Technology (ROCIT), the Union of Internet Operators, the Russian Association of Networks and Services (RANS) and the Russian Institute for Public Networks (RIPN).

The website is dedicated to the development of the Coordination Center and Runet over these years. Visitors will find updates on the domestic and foreign domain industry and anniversary greetings from the center’s friends, colleagues and partners. The site will also feature trivia about the Coordination Center and the Coordination Group, which was the center’s predecessor, interviews with those who built the internet in Russia, unique historical materials, photographs, and a calendar of anniversary events, among other things. The website will be updated regularly.

Moreover, the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ is recording a series of video interviews with the founders of Runet, the founding fathers of the Coordination Center, those who established the center and those who continue to develop the Russian internet today. The video interviews will be available on the Coordination Center’s YouTube channel and on the website. This week, a long interview with Alexei Platonov, the director of RIPN in 1994-2010, will be posted. Alexei Platonov is the person who made Runet possible. The interview will come out in four parts, from Tuesday to Friday. Tune in to our channel!

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