Home / News

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

WEEKLY WRAP — Get CircleID's Weekly Summary Report by Email:

Comments

To post comments, please login or create an account.

Related Blogs

Related News

Topics

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

.film to Provide New Home Online for the Film Industry

.VOTE Solves Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz's Domain Name Problem

.green Now in General Availability

ICANN's Registry Audits Begin Next Week. Are You Prepared?

.study & .courses to Launch with Support of ARI Registry Services

We Know This .Sucks

DotConnectAfrica on "CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action" at UNESCO, Paris

ARI Registry Services Expands Middle East & Africa Operations

Radix Assumes Full Ownership of .online

IBCA Presentation to ICANN GAC on Protection of Geographic Names in New gTLDs

NSW Government Launches .sydney Domain

New .VOTE and .VOTO Domains Now Available

Verisign Launches New Monthly Blog Series: Top 10 Keywords Registered in .COM and .NET

.LGBT Public Launch Begins Today

.POKER Domain Sunrise Period Begins

Verisign Celebrates .com's 30th Anniversary, Launches Domain Name Contest

New .VOTE and .VOTO Domains Sunrise Period Begins

New .LGBT Domain Sunrise Period Begins

Season's Greetings - 2014 End of Year Message from DotConnectAfrica

Minds + Machines in 2014 and 2015

Sponsored Topics

Afilias

DNS Security

Sponsored by
Afilias
Minds + Machines

Top-Level Domains

Sponsored by
Minds + Machines
dotMobi

Mobile

Sponsored by
dotMobi
Verisign

Security

Sponsored by
Verisign