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May, 2010

  • 25 May

    Russia changes rules for .ru registration

    russian crime

    The .ru ccTLD has a long-held reputation as a haven for spam and cyber crime, but recent changes made to the domain’s registration requirements could clean it up. It used to be very easy for criminals to register .ru names with fake identities. But as of April 1, all registrants …

January, 2010

  • 18 January

    Forbes nails cybersquatter for $300,000

    The Russian division of business periodical Forbes has won a dispute over the name Forbes.ru. In addition to the name, a Moscow arbitration court has awarded the company $300,000 USD in damages. This is the largest compensation ever awarded to an American company in a Russian court case. Because Forbes …

September, 2009

  • 9 September

    More domain extensions to be IDN-ready

    Yesterday, Bulgeria made news when it announced the availability of its .bg extension in Cyrillic. Now, two more extensions are stepping up to the IDN plate: .eu and Russia’s .rf. Because .eu is a TLD intended for all of Europe, plans are in place to support alphabets for 23 different …