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Country: Russia
Continent: Europe
Capital: Moscow
Location: 55°45'N 37°37'E

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IDN capable: No
Handle Updates: Yes
Registration Period: 1 year
Autorenew Grace Period: days
Deletion Timeframe: 3 days prior to expiration date
Registration System: Non-realtime, up to 2 working days
WHOIS-Privacy: No
Registry: Registry
Dispute Policy: Policy


Zone Info

.RU is the official ccTLD of the Federation of Russia.

Zone Use

A .RU can be used and registered by anyone or any corporation with special extensions.


  • Minimum: 3
  • Maximum: 63
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD

Domain Registration

.RU domains can be registered online through webinterface or API.

  • For organizations incorporated in the Russian Federation the following additional parameters are required:
    • X-RU-CODE = <Taxpayer identification number>
    • X-RU-KPP = <Territory-linked taxpayer number>
  • For natural persons the following additional parameters are required:
    • X-RU-PASSPORTDATA = [number]
  • The following information is additionally required, if the verification documents contain the names in Cyrillic for Russian private persons and companies(the data of the contact handles itself have to be in Latin):
    • For Russian private persons:
      1. X-RU-FIRSTNAME = Firstname in Cyrillic characters
      2. X-RU-MIDDLENAME = Middlename in Cyrillic characters
      3. X-RU-LASTNAME = Lastname in Cyrillic characters
    • For Russian companies:
      1. X-RU-ORGANIZATION = Organization in Cyrillic characters (min 2 words)
Attention.png As already announced, the .RU registry has introduced new registration rules:

Registrants of .RU domain names - specifically the owner contact (contact handle) - must verify their identity by submitting respective documents.

These changes also apply to all existing .RU registrations. Effective April 1, 2010, the non-submission of documents to the registry may result in the deletion of domains.

Which documents are required?

- For legal entities / companies:

A copy of a document confirming state registration of a legal entity issued by the state authorities
(certificate of registration, excerpt from the commercial register)
- For natural persons and entrepreneurs:

A copy of passport

Please note:

The documents have to be readable, personal details and date of issue have to be obvious.
You can submit the documents in your national language. You do not have to translate them.

How to submit the documents?

Please send the documents as PDF file only via e-mail to the e-mail address:

The e-mail subject MUST include the respective domain name and your RRPproxy
account name following this syntax:
domain: <domain name>.ru registrar: <RRPproxy account name>
Example: domain: registrar: reseller1


In order to help prevent abuse, please collect yourself the documents of your customers and send us the files in the above format by e-mail.

We will forward the registry response about the successful or unsuccessful confirmation of the owner contact to our resellers by e-mail using the e-mail address given in your RRPproxy account. If a contact handle has been successfully confirmed once, it will not have to be verified again.

Because of the new rules, we are going to change the registration process for new .RU domain effective March 22, 2010: When registering a .RU domain, the ID documents have to be submitted by e-mail in the way described above within three business days at the latest. The domain status will read "processing" until the owner contact has been confirmed by the registry.

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Domain Modification


It is not possible to change the registrant of a .RU domain through our system. You have to sent the original letters by mail to the registry. Further information can be found at:

Domain Renewal

As .RU domains can only be registered on a yearly basis, they cannot be renewed explicitly. To renew an .RU domain you have to set the domain renewal mode or default renewal mode to "AUTORENEW" or "RENEWONCE".

Deletion Process

Besides the explicit deletion request through our system you have to sent an original cancelation letter by post to the registry. Further information can be found at:

command = DeleteDomain
domain  =


  • The contact organization must contain a legal entity.
  • Abreviations of names are not allowed. Full first name and last name is required.
  • RU-Center does not allow to change an existing handle. Please always create a new handle if you want to change contact data.
  • The nameserver list must contain at least two nameservers in different Class C networks.
  • Please make sure that a valid and working email address is given in the contact handles used for registrations or modifications, as this is checked for by the registry. If the email address is not working you will receive an error 402.


.RU transfers can not be done through our API system and are officially not supported. However it is possible.

Internal Transfer procedure

If the current registrar is already RU-Center, please follow the instructions below:

  • You have to arrange the complete transfer with Nic.Ru by yourself. Therefore you will need our RU-Center partner ID, which is: 16824/NIC-REG
  • Details about the RU-Center transfer can be found here
  • If the transfer has been completed successfully please request the domain with the TransferDomain command. It will then be added to your account within a few hours automatically.
  • Please note: If the domain has not been transferred successfully within 14 days, the transfer request will be cancelled.

External Transfer procedure

As of January 24, 2017 no documents are required for external transfers. They can be processed automatically by using an authcode. It is important that the data in the given owner contact handle matches the current owner data, otherwise, the transfer will fail. A change of ownership during the transfer is therefore not possible. External transfer means that a .RU domain, which is managed outside the RU-Center, should be transferred to the RU-Center.

In order to transfer an external .RU domain, please submit the command TransferDomain with authcode and owner contact.

command       = TransferDomain
domain        =
ownercontact0 = P-Handle
auth          = [authcode]

TransferOUT to another registrar

The authcode to transfer a .RU domain can be requested through the registrant (NIC-D) login at RU-Center.

  • Login to the RU-Center account using the NIC-D number of the domain and the corresponding password (if not changed at RU-Center, the password should equal the authinfo of the domain at RRPproxy). According to security policies, only registrants can receive their password via email or by official. A password can be requested here if the registrant has forgotten the administration password.
  • Follow "Orders --> Domain transfer --> To another Registrar" and fill out the the requested information
    • Important: We suggest to set "Receipt of transfer codes" to email, which will be sent to the email address shown in step one "Contact data" or otherwise, you might have to pick up the authcode at the RU-Center office in Moscow.
  • Finish the request by clicking "Continue"


Restores are generally possible. A restore can be requested via API command or via webinterface.

command = restoredomain
domain  =

Please note: The restore request will be manually processed by our support team. You will be notified by email.

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