The longest-running global registry CentralNic and the Russian domain name registrar REG.RU have signed a strategic partnership agreement. The support of the leading registrar in the country will enable CentralNic to enter the Russian market and offer clients new possibilities for the registration and use of exclusive third-level domains ending .RU.COM.
REG.RU is an accredited domain name registrar in the national .RU / .РФ / .SU domains and it is a leader among domain name registrars in Russia. Today every third domain in Russia is registered through REG.RU and the company currently serves more than 1,100,000 domain names. REG.RU offers domain registration in more than 180 international and national zones, hosting services and a wide range of related services containing unique products and designs, such as Stat.reg.ru statistics service, Reg.Choice — an intellectual service for domain name selection — and others.
"Thanks to our collaboration with CentralNic we are able to provide our clients with a brand new level of domain registration services and exclusive products based on innovative concepts", said Alexey Korolyuk, REG.RU CEO.
"We are very happy to have REG.RU as our main partner in Russia. The strength in the Russian market provided by REG.RU will greatly complement CentralNic's core strength as the world's number one registry of third level domains.", said Mar Perez, CentralNic Head of Business Development.
CentralNic is the world's oldest independent international registry with 16 years of experience operating a proven ICANN-compliant technical solution with a track record of 100% availability. CentralNic now has a portfolio of 26 short second-level domain extensions, including .EU.COM (Europe), .UK.COM (United Kingdom), .US.COM (USA), .CN.COM (China), .COM.DE (Germany), and the top-level domain .LA (Los-Angeles). Additional domain extensions are regularly added to this portfolio, and CentralNic is the Registry Backend Provider behind 60 new TLD applications — more than any other company in Europe.
REG.RU is the leading domain name registrar in Russia and the authorized registrar in the national .RU / .РФ / .SU domains. Today the company serves more than 1,100,000 domain names, offering domain registration in 180 zones, and providing hosting, mail and VPS/VDS services in addition to physical servers lease and many other services. REG.RU has over 15 offices in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Samara, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Rostov-on-Don, Vladimir, Tumen, Krasnoyarsk and Kiev (Ukraine).
CentralNic PLC is a registry service provider, which derives revenues from the sale of internet domain names. CentralNic Limited owns a very valuable premium domain portfolio, and uses some of the domains such as us.com as Second-Level Domain extensions. CentralNic uses its in-house developed IT platform to distribute its own domain names and those of third parties to a global network of retailers ("registrars"), which sell these to end users. (Learn More)
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