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May, 2010

  • 25 May

    Russia changes rules for .ru registration

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    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 …

  • 14 May

    ICANN Launches Russia's Cyrillic TLD

    Yesterday, the first Russian Internet domains with Cyrillic characters were launched. There has been talks about this move for quite some time. The preparation received both praise and concern. Now, ICANN has officially assigned the .рф (.rf, for “Russian Federation”) top-level domain to Russia. What this means is that users …

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 …

December, 2009

  • 22 December

    Russians concerned about introduction of Cyrillic IDNs

    The introduction of Cyrillic IDNs in Russia has been hailed as a success by the government, but many Russian citizens are worried about the possible implications the domains might have on their freedom. According to a recent New York Times article, they are afraid the new names will cut the …

November, 2009

  • 26 November

    Russia.com sells for $1.5 million

    Russia.com sold recently for a jaw-dropping $1.5 million USD. Considering the country’s large economy and emerging Internet population, the sale price is quite reasonable. Currently, the domain is being used by the Russia Channel as a hotel and travel guide for tourists. This is a good use for the name, …

  • 12 November

    Russia to apply for.рф IDN

    Russian President Dimitry Medvedev has announced that Russia will apply for the .рф Cyrillic IDN as soon as ICANN begins accepting proposals for the new extensions on November 16. According to Medvedev, registration for the IDN will be available at the end of the month, though trademark holders and government …