.RU domains pertain to Russia. Created in 1994, they have quickly become one of the most used ccTLDs, as they have about 5 million registered domains.
.RU domains are managed by Coordination Center for TLD RU.
Rates and features
Extension rules .ru
.ru domain life cycle
.ru domains permit characters from 'a' to 'z', numbers from '0' to '9' and hyphens '-'.
A hyphen '-' is not permitted in the first or last position of the domain name.
Two consecutive hyphens are not permitted in the 3rd and 4th position.
This extension doesn't have any residency requirements.
.RU domains require the DNS to be active on different subnets and to be authoritative for the domain at the time of registration. You can check if they pass these minimum requirements using our Zone Check tool.
.ru domain registrations are immediate.
Transfer process isn't supported by the system..
Renewing your .RU domain only takes a minute and can completed at any time.
It's possible to request a cancellation of your .RU domain, visit the support center to open a support ticket. Please note, cancelling a name does not provide a refund of any registration fees.
DNS modification is immediate, please note they must propagate through the network, this process can take up to 6-12 hours to complete, until then the domain will still point to the previous DNS servers.
Domain owner change
.RU domains do not allow automatic owner changes, please contact us in order to receive more information about the process.
In this section you will find links to official documentation of the extension.
- .RU don't have extra documentation.
This extension supports:
- IDN Characters
- DNS Modification
- Special DNS requirements
- Whois Privacy
- Transfer lock