Registering A Domain Name Within The Russian Top-level Domain .ru

The country code top-level domain name for Russia, .ru, is administered at present by the Russian Institute for Public Networks (RIPN). The latter is now transferring its authorities to a newly formed non-commercial Coordination Center for Domain Name System ( But neither the RIPN, nor the Coordination Center perform directly domain registration services. This function is exercised by accredited registrars.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What steps have to be followed in order to register a domain name within .ru?
Are there any requirements for the name to be registered within .ru?
How much does it cost to register a domain name within .ru?
How long is the registration valid?


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