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Where to buy .ru domain?

Where to buy .ru domain?

corpuscorpus Member
edited June 2012 in Domains

Hello a friend need to register a .ru domain Can someone suggest me a registrar to buy from? could i transfer it to namecheap to have dns services ? Thanks

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  • You need to provide proof of RU citzenship/residency to obtain an .ru TLD.

  • Google is the best I can do for you and this is what came up: http://www.101domain.com/ru.htm

    Googling around is probably your best bet bud. Sorry I can't help you out too much in this.

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  • corpuscorpus Member

    really ? this is bad

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  • corpuscorpus Member

    @HalfEatenPie allready googled it, thanks For businesses located outside of Russian Federation, the Business Incorporation documents from any country are required.

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  • Ironically, it seems that the same requirements do not exist for the .рф TLD. However, keep in mind that you cannot use ASCII characters for a .рф domain.

  • corpuscorpus Member

    Aldryic thanks for your help .рф is the rusian localized .ru ? Don't know anything about .ru domains

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  • nabonabo Member

    Why not registering a .su instead?

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  • .рф -> Российская Федерация (Russian Federation)

    Just the Cyrillic abbreviation/TLD, same thing as .ru

  • @nabo said: Why not registering a .su instead?

    Aren't those being discontinued/removed?

  • corpuscorpus Member
    edited June 2012

    he need a .ru here http://www.europeandomaincentre.com/pages/price-list/all_domains/europe/ru says that A copy of your business certificate will be requested for the Russian domain.

    is the procedure easy ? has anyone tried to register a .ru domain for a company from another country that sell products in russia ?

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  • nabonabo Member
    edited June 2012

    @Aldryic said: Aren't those being discontinued/removed?

    AFAIK no, they started selling and promoting them again. AFAIK they have an agreement with ICANN to be still allowed to use it until 2042.

    To my knowledge, one of the most prominent users of .su (they actually had that domain back when the SU existed, so it isn't a new registration) is the Sternberg Astronomical Institute.

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  • joepie91joepie91 Member
    edited June 2012

    @Aldryic said: You need to provide proof of RU citzenship/residency to obtain an .ru TLD.

    I'm actually pretty sure this is not the case. Some Anonymous-related things have lived under a .ru domain, without the person registering it being in Russia.

    EDIT: http://nic.ru/dns/domain/en/ru.html

    RU TLD represents the Russian Federation. Domains registration is open to anyone.

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  • rds100rds100 Member

    What stops you from donating a truck of vodka to a Russian citizen and asking him to register a domain for you?

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  • @rds100 said: What stops you from donating a truck of vodka to a Russian citizen and asking him to register a domain for you?

    The price of the vodka, I suspect.

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  • @joepie91 said: I'm actually pretty sure this is not the case. Some Anonymous-related things have lived under a .ru domain, without the person registering it being in Russia.

    That tells me there's a Russian-based registrar that's acting as a reseller, then. I've yet to find a registrar that doesn't require some sort of ID for the domain. *shrug*

  • rds100rds100 Member

    @Joepie91 it should be cheaper than in Sweden ;-) And a couple of bottles might do too, depending if you find the right friendly Russian. That would be about 10 EUR.

  • @Aldryic said: That tells me there's a Russian-based registrar that's acting as a reseller, then. I've yet to find a registrar that doesn't require some sort of ID for the domain. shrug

    I edited my post to point at an actual registrar that claims 'domain registration is open to anyone'.

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  • kendidkendid Member

    Wow, didn't know there was Cyrillic domains!

  • WilliamWilliam Member
    edited June 2012

    Gandi.net is very good - Do note that you need a passport copy and the passport number to get .ru domains.

    @Aldryic said: You need to provide proof of RU citzenship/residency to obtain an .ru TLD.

    No you don't, a passport copy and the passport number from any country is enough.

    @liam said: How do all these script kiddies register .ru domains?

    Nobody checks the documents or number in reality...

    @Aldryic said: Aren't those being discontinued/removed?

    Not yet, .su is still popular and can be registered

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  • bretonbreton Member

    @Aldryic said:

    You need to provide proof of RU citzenship/residency to obtain an .ru TLD.

    Wrong. I have one, though I am not from Russia.

  • Hrm. Thanks for the correction gents, I must've misread. Who is your preferred registrar, @breton ?

  • SpiritSpirit Administrator
    edited June 2012

    Most of written above is wrong.

    There are no special conditions for registering .RU domain names. If your .RU domain name is still available, you can register it without any restrictions whether you are a company, organization or private individual. You do not need to reside in Russia or, for companies, to be set up in Russia.

    http://www.netim.com/domain/ru-domain-name.php / € 14.90 (netim is one of my favourite ccTLDs registrar because wide range of country code TLDs for relatively low price)

  • @Spirit said: Most of written above is wrong.

    Interesting. Admittedly, I've only done cursory glances at .ru registrars, since I haven't really had a need for that TLD. It is amusing that damn near every registrar I've looked at today has different rules regarding requirements.

  • SpiritSpirit Administrator
    edited June 2012

    More and more countries lift restrictions on their domain extension and try to earn additional $$. Few years ago I registered few .IT domains. I needed to scan my documents, sign LAR (Letter of Assumption of Responsibility) and fax everything to Italy, just to get in return request to resend copies of my ID with better resolution again... #!"$#"%&%#$#$"!#&... Really pain in the ass procedure. If I remember correct also italians finaly lifted their domain registration requirements.

  • bretonbreton Member

    @Aldryic said:

    Hrm. Thanks for the correction gents, I must've misread. Who is your preferred registrar, @breton ?

    Well, the domain I have is registered with http://hc.ru. They run offers sometimes and they do it right when I have to prolong the domain :p. Though I'd suggest not to buy from them anything else.

  • @Spirit said: Really pain in the ass procedure. If I remember correct also italians finaly lifted their domain registration requirements.

    in an Italian way :-) The process has changed and old "Manteiners" were asked to become "Registrars" (with exams and some euros to deposit in advance) and the registration process is now EPP based. Liability and LAR requirement are now in charge of registrar.

    I hated so much the registration process that after registering prometeus.it I never registered iperweb.it (so it was taken some time later). At some point (in the 1999 or 2000) we became manteiner but I tried to discourage every client asking/ordering for an it domain (Daniela had to ORDER me to not bug at each .it registration request ;-) )

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  • @Spirit said: Really pain in the ass procedure. If I remember correct also italians finaly lifted their domain registration requirements.

    Yes, they now have EPP which depending on the day and time maybe even works (or not) :D

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