FAQ for domain names in .RU and Russia
Is local company in Russia required?
No, it is not necessary to have a local company in Russia in order to get a .RU domain name registered.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in Russia?
No, it is not necessary to have a local administrative contact in Russia to register a .RU domain name.
Are trademarks applicable in Russia?
Unfortunately, access to .RU domains is not facilitated with either a trademark application or registration in Russia or anywhere else.
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) offered?
Registration of .RU IDN domain names with non-ASCII characters is not possible.
Are generic domains available for .RU domains?
Some restrictions apply to the type of domain names available in Russia. Please contact us beforehand if you are seeking to apply for a generic type .RU domain.
How long does it take to register a .RU domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than 3 days to register a .RU domain in Russia. We will submit the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot offer guarantees as we have no impact on the speed of the Russian domain authority once the domain application has been submitted.
What is the minimum number of characters a .RU domain name can consist of?
Applications for .RU domain names with less than 2 characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .RU domain name can consist of?
Applications for .RU domain names with more than 63 characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one Russian domain name?
It is possible for one applicant to register an unlimited number of Russian .RU domain names.
Are there other TLDs related to Russia available?
Yes, there are other Russian domain extensions available at EuropeID. Some of them might not have the local presence requirement and may be unrestricted. Please check the available domains for Russia below: