ⓘ .ru

                                     

ⓘ .ru

.ru is the Latin alphabet Internet country code top-level domain for the Russian Federation introduced on April 7, 1994. The Russian alphabet internationalized country code is.рф.

Control of.ru is assigned to the Coordination Center for TLD RU CC for TLD RU, the current official registry. On 1 January 2005, the former registry, the Russian Institute for Public Networks RIPN, stopped new registrations directly under.ru, but still carried out registry operations for domain names under the second-level domains.com.ru.net.ru.org.ru and.pp.ru.

The company RELCOM also proposes third-level registrations beneath various second-level domains such as.msk.ru Moscow, while Macomnet Telcom proposes third-level registrations beneath.int.ru simultaneously.

                                     

1. Background

The creation of.ru in April 1994 was preceded by a historical agreement in 1993 known as "The order of RU top-level domain administration". According to the agreement, administrative and technical support responsibilities for the.ru domain were to be handed over to RIPN. In 2002, the administrative functions were handed over to CC for TLD RU.

                                     

2. Development of.ru

The ccTLD is developing rapidly under self-regulation. In 1993, an informal union was formed, known as the RU Top-Level Domain Coordination Group RU TLD CG. The union includes the leading Russian ISPs as well as scientific and educational networks entrusted by RIPN with RU domain administration.

In 1998, RIPN and RU TLD CG established a domain registration association. Subsequently, in 2000, a new system of domain name registration for.ru was introduced. It was a distributed system of second-level domain name registrations in.ru, through accredited registrars. The accredited registrars provide domain name registration and support services on a "first come, first served" basis to end-users.

RIPN became one of four co-founders of CC for TLD RU, but continued to support centralized technical aspects of the operation of.ru. All organizational and administrative functions were handed over to CC for TLD RU. To preserve historical continuity, one of CC for TLD RUs committees was established on the basis of RU TLD CG.

CC for TLD RU maintains domain name registration rules for.ru, the registrar accreditation procedure, and promotes perspective projects that involve the growth of.ru, whereas RIPN secures.ru technical base functions and supports DNS for the.ru DNS zone.

The current distributed registration system was first tested in 2001 and subsequently implemented in 2005.

                                     

3. Second-level domains

Although direct registration of second-level domains is widespread, there are a number of second-level domains designated for third-level domain name registrations depending on organizational type and geographic location. The full list is published on the CC for TLD RU website.

                                     

3.1. Second-level domains Generic second-level domains

  • .org.ru - noncommercial organizations
  • .gov.ru - Russias federal government
  • .pp.ru - individuals
  • .edu.ru - education
  • .int.ru - international organizations
  • .ac.ru - scientific institutions and higher education
  • .mil.ru - the Russian military
  • .com.ru - commercial organizations
  • .net.ru - organizations having to do with the Internet
                                     

3.2. Second-level domains Second-level domains for federal subjects of Russia

Note that some federal subjects have multiple second-level domains, and others not listed below have none.

  • .vologda.ru - Vologda Oblast
  • .altai.ru - Altai Krai
  • .novosibirsk.ru.nsk.ru - Novosibirsk Oblast
  • .kirov.ru.vyatka.ru - Kirov Oblast
  • .bashkiria.ru - Bashkortostan
  • .yaroslavl.ru - Yaroslavl Oblast
  • .nnov.ru - Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
  • .khabarovsk.ru.khv.ru - Khabarovsk Krai
  • .kuban.ru - Krasnodar Krai
  • .magadan.ru - Magadan Oblast
  • .chelyabinsk.ru.chel.ru - Chelyabinsk Oblast
  • .grozny.ru - Chechnya
  • .irkutsk.ru - Irkutsk Oblast
  • .bir.ru.jar.ru - Jewish Autonomous Oblast
  • .kazan.ru.tatarstan.ru - Tatarstan
  • .oryol.ru - Oryol Oblast
  • .vladimir.ru - Vladimir Oblast
  • .lipetsk.ru - Lipetsk Oblast
  • .nov.ru - Novgorod Oblast
  • .yamal.ru - Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
  • .pskov.ru - Pskov Oblast
  • .stavropol.ru.stv.ru - Stavropol Krai
  • .kostroma.ru - Kostroma Oblast
  • .yakutia.ru - Sakha Republic
  • .penza.ru - Penza Oblast
  • .mordovia.ru - Mordovia
  • .izhevsk.ru.udmurtia.ru.udm.ru - Udmurtia
  • .astrakhan.ru - Astrakhan Oblast
  • .e-burg.ru.yekaterinburg.ru - Sverdlovsk Oblast
  • .chukotka.ru - Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
  • .kaluga.ru - Kaluga Oblast
  • .omsk.ru - Omsk Oblast
  • .ryazan.ru - Ryazan Oblast
  • .buryatia.ru.ulan-ude.ru - Buryatia
  • .tuva.ru - Tuva
  • .dagestan.ru - Dagestan
  • .kemerovo.ru - Kemerovo Oblast
  • .tula.ru - Tula Oblast
  • .koenig.ru - Kaliningrad Oblast
  • .krasnoyarsk.ru - Krasnoyarsk Krai
  • .mari-el.ru, mari.ru.joshkar-ola.ru - Mari El
  • .cbg.ru.voronezh.ru.vrn.ru - Voronezh Oblast
  • .sakhalin.ru.yuzhno-sakhalinsk.ru - Sakhalin Oblast
  • .khakassia.ru - Khakassia
  • .mosreg.ru - Moscow Oblast
  • .kurgan.ru - Kurgan Oblast
  • .adygeya.ru - Adygea
  • .saratov.ru - Saratov Oblast
  • .karelia.ru.ptz.ru - Republic of Karelia
  • .komi.ru - Komi Republic
  • .volgograd.ru.tsaritsyn.ru - Volgograd Oblast
  • .ivanovo.ru - Ivanovo Oblast
  • .tomsk.ru.tom.ru.tsk.ru - Tomsk Oblast
  • .samara.ru - Samara Oblast
  • .nalchik.ru - Kabardino-Balkaria
  • .surgut.ru - Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug
  • .murmansk.ru - Murmansk Oblast
  • .tver.ru - Tver Oblast
  • .kalmykia.ru - Kalmykia
  • .belgorod.ru - Belgorod Oblast
  • .tambov.ru - Tambov Oblast
  • .tyumen.ru - Tyumen Oblast
  • .orenburg.ru - Orenburg Oblast
  • .kursk.ru - Kursk Oblast
  • .chita.ru - Zabaykalsky Krai
  • .simbirsk.ru - Ulyanovsk Oblast
  • .arkhangelsk.ru - Arkhangelsk Oblast
  • .smolensk.ru - Smolensk Oblast
  • .perm.ru - Perm Krai
  • .amur.ru - Amur Oblast
  • .mos.ru.msk.ru - Moscow
  • .bryansk.ru - Bryansk Oblast
  • .spb.ru - Saint Petersburg
  • .vladikavkaz.ru - North Ossetia–Alania
  • .rnd.ru - Rostov Oblast
  • .kamchatka.ru - Kamchatka Krai.palana.ru was used by Koryak Autonomous Okrug before it was merged into Kamchatka Krai
  • .cap.ru - Chuvashia
  • .kchr.ru - Karachay–Cherkessia
  • .marine.ru.vladivostok.ru - Primorsky Krai


                                     

3.3. Second-level domains Other geographic second-level domains

These were created before rules were established for geographic second-level domain names in.ru, and have had to be grandfathered in.

  • .jamal.ru - Yamal Peninsula
  • .kms.ru - Komsomolsk-na-Amure
  • .vdonsk.ru - Volgodonsk
  • .nkz.ru - Novokuznetsk
  • .kustanai.ru - Kustanai
  • .magnitka.ru - Magnitogorsk
  • .syzran.ru - Syzran
  • .amursk.ru - Amursk
  • .cmw.ru - Kislovodsk, Pyatigorsk, Yessentuki, Zheleznovodsk
  • .baikal.ru - Lake Baikal region
  • .snz.ru - Snezhinsk
  • .fareast.ru - the Russian Far East
  • .pyatigorsk.ru - Pyatigorsk
  • .tlt.ru - Tolyatti
  • .norilsk.ru - Norilsk
  • .rubtsovsk.ru - Rubtsovsk
  • .oskol.ru - Stary Oskol
  • .nakhodka.ru - Nakhodka
  • .kuzbass.ru - the Kuznetsk Basin
  • .mytis.ru - Mytischi
  • .k-uralsk.ru - Kamensk-Uralsky

In addition, the.test.ru second-level domain is reserved for use in examples in documentation.