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This article describes the procedures and requirements of .ru domain names.
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Successful domain registration requires

  • Filling out .ru additional data fields during contact creation
    • For Private individuals:
      • VAT number (optional)
      • Mobile phone
      • Birth date
      • Passport / ID number
      • Passport / ID series (if not present, put a placehollder)
      • Passport / ID issuer organization
      • Passport / ID issue date
      • First name
      • Middle name (optional)
      • Last name
      • Postal address
    • For Legal entities:
      • VAT number or company registration number
      • Company name with clearly stated type (B.V., LLC, etc)
      • Mobile phone
      • Company legal address
      • Company postal address
  • Verifying mobile phone number via RCP or API

 

NB: Russia based entities must supply company / person name in both Cyrillic and Latin variants. For non-Russia based entities it's allowed to fill only Latin names and paste them in Cyrillic fields

  • Domain handles imported automatically from the registry, supplying them is not required
  • 30 days after a successfull transfer - domain can't be transferred or traded to another owner
  • Authorization code validity - 20 days
Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time max 14 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .ru domains is available.
  • Authorization code request - via RCP or API
  • Authorization code delivery - directly to domain owner via SMS, email or post
  • Authorization code validity - 20 days
  • Authorization code sending - is manual and takes up to 3 business days

Owner change (trade)

  • Successfull trade requires providing physical copies of documents
  • Authorization code required to initiate a trade
  • Authorization code request - via RCP or API
  • Authorization code delivery - directly to domain owner via SMS, email or post
  • Authorization code validity - 20 days
  • Authorization code sending - is manual and takes up to 3 business days
  • 30 days after a successfull trade - domain can't be transferred or traded to another owner

 

Process

  • Trade is requested via RCP or API
  • Reseller receives a notification listing documents required to proceed 
    • For Private individuals:
      • Scanned copy of the domain owner’s passport/ID
      • Completed and notarized owner change application form
    • For Legal entities:
      • Stamped with company's seal and signed by an entitled person scanned copy of a business certificate or chamber of commerce extract
      • Filled-out, stamped with company's seal and signed by an entitled person owner change application form, with company's letter-head
  • Documents are sent to Openprovider support via email for verification
  • Once verified, physical copies must be sent to one of Openprovider offices
  • As soon as documents are received, Openprovider support moves domain to the new owner

 

Owner change application forms

 

NB:  Another way to complete a trade is to visit Openprovider office personally:

  • For Private individuals:
    • Visit Openprovider office with passport / ID, fill owner change application form on the spot
  • For Legal entities:
    • Visit Openprovider office with passport / ID, set of documents required for trade and letter of attorney

Other update

Nameservers - can be updated via RCP or API

Domain owner email and phone - can be changed via request to Openprovider support, no additional documents required

Domain owner address, passport/ID details, VAT - can be changed via request to Openprovider support and require filling-out an application form

Process

  • For Private individuals:
    • Fill in the application form
    • Send a scanned copy of the application form and company business certificate, proving the validity of the new details to Openprovider support
    • If information is correct, owner data will be updated
  • For Legal entities
    • Fill in the application form
    • Send a scanned copy of the application form and downer's passport or ID proving the validity of the new details to Openprovider support
    • If information is correct, owner data will be updated

Delete

  • Deleting domain via RCP or API - schedules domain for deletion at the expiration date
  • Deleting domain before expiration date requirements:
    • Deletion request via RCP or API
    • Filling out deletion application form
    • Documents sent to Openprovider support via email for verification
    • Once verified, physical copies must be sent to one of Openprovider offices
    • As soon as documents are received, Openprovider support deletes domain completely

Domain deletion application forms

Restore / reactivate

  • Restore - 30 days after the expiration
Registry
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.ru
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: no, use .рф as alternative (IDN .xn--p1ai)
  • Cyrillic domain names can only be registered with .рф tld
  • Registry unreachable for standard domain operations (registration, update, transfer, etc.) Mon - Fri 14:00 - 15:00 UTC (expired domains deletion time-frame)
  • Registration period: 1 year
  • Renewal date offset: 0 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
  • Soft quarantine period: 30 days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 0 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
Restrictions
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • The Domain(s) can be registered without further limitations.
  • .ru/.рф additional data fields must be filled-in
  • For non-Russia based individuals and companies, Cyrillic .ru / .рф additional data fields can be filled-in in Latin characters
  • Company number (companies) or Identity Card number (individuals) is required.
  • Registrant name must include the company type if the registrant is a company. For example: 'BV', 'Ltd.', 'GmbH'.
  • Cyrillic domain names can only be registered with .рф tld
Policies
  • The Terms and Conditions of Domain Names Registration in domains .RU: http://www.cctld.ru/en/docs/rules.php
  • In accordance with clauses 9.3.7 - 9.3.8 of registry policies, we may initiate domain owner details verification at will, if we suspect said details inconsistency. If documents, verifying supplied owner details are not present within 7 calendar days since requested, domain delegation is terminated in accordance with clause 5.6 of registry's T&Cs, until documents are supplied.
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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