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ICANN Launches Russia's Top-Level Domain in Cyrillic Characters

The first Internet domains using the Cyrillic script were launched on May 13 after Russia was officially assigned the .рф (.rf, for "Russian Federation") domain by the global Internet governing body. Representatives of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) handed Russia its Cyrillic domain administration certificate at an Internet forum that kicked off in Moscow.

In the photo: The CEO of .ru Coordination Center, Andrei Kolesnikov, is holding the certificate, given by ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom to acknowledge the administration of the new domain, ".рф"; (rf in Cyrillic). Left is Minister of Telecom and Mass Comminications, Igor Schegolev (Photo Credit: Veni Markovski)

Related Links:
Cyrillic Domain Names Become Operational On The Internet Radio Free Europe, May.13.2010
ICANN head hails Russian leadership of internationalized domain names RT, May.13.2010
First Russian-language web addresses go live Reuters, May.25.2010

Related topics: Domain Names, ICANN, Internet Governance, Multilinguism, Top-Level Domains

 
   
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