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Country: Russia
Continent: Europe
Capital: Moscow
Location: 55°45'N 37°37'E
Area: 17098242
Population: 138739892
Time Zone: UTC+2 to +12 / Summer UTC+3 to +13
Calling Code: 7

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IDN capable: Yes
Handle Updates: No
Registration Period: 1 year
Autorenew Grace Period: 0 days
Deletion Timeframe: 3 days prior to expiration date
Registration System: Realtime
WHOIS-Server: https://www.nic.ru/whois/?wi=1
WHOIS-Update: 15 Min.
WHOIS-Privacy: No
Registry: Registry
Dispute Policy: Policy


Zone Info

.PΦ is the official ccTLD IDN of the Federation of Russia.

Zone Use

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


  • Minimum: 2
  • Maximum: 63
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • Minimum domain name length is determined by the length of its presentation "xn—..."
  • The domain name shall begin and end with a Cyrillic alphabet letter or numeral
  • The Cyrillic alphabet letters, numerals or hyphens shall serve as intermediate symbols

Domain Registration

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

For organizations incorporated in the Russian Federation the following additional parameters are required:

Command         = AddDomain
Domain          = xn--test-43dghiefl.xn--p1ai
Period          = ...
Ownercontact0   = ....
Admincontact0   = ....
techcontact0    = ....
billingcontact0 = ....
nameserver0     = ....
nameserver1     = ....
X-RU-CODE       = [Taxpayer identification number]
X-RU-KPP        = [Territory-linked taxpayer number]

For natural persons the following additional parameters are required:

Command           = AddDomain
Domain            = xn--test-43dghiefl.xn--p1ai
period            = ...
Ownercontact0     = ....
Admincontact0     = ....
techcontact0      = ....
billingcontact0   = ....
nameserver0       = ....
nameserver1       = ....
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>.xn--p1ai registrar: <RRPproxy account name>
Example: domain: xn--test-43dghiefl.xn--p1ai 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 ..PΦ 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


This service is not possible within the first year of registration.

Domain Renewal

As .PΦ 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: http://www.nic.ru/dns/docs/en/termination.html

command = DeleteDomain
domain  = xn--test-43dghiefl.xn--p1ai


  • 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.


This service is not possible within the first year of registration.

Transfer procedure


Transfer notes



Generally restores are possible. A restore can be requested via API command or via webinterface.

command = restoredomain
domain  = yourdomain.PΦ

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

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