From November 25, 2009 to March 25, 2010 Sunrise Domain Registrations for the Cyrillic version of .RU (.РФ, meaning Russian Federation) are available for holders of Russian trademarks.  The cost is only $129/year, and domains can be registered here.

A trademark shall be registered under the national procedure accepted in the Russian Federation or international procedure with indication of Russia, and be valid as of the application submission date.

Domains may contain Cyrillic characters and symbols only.  The .РФ domain extension does not allow domain names consisting of Latin symbols.  Trademarks should show the equivalent Cyrillic characters to qualify.

  • November 25, 2009 – March 25, 2010 – Sunrise registration stage in . РФ for the governmental agencies and trademark holders.
  • April 20 – June 15, 2010 – domains auction in РФ TLD
  • The Landrush registration period for .РФ domains opens in April 2010 , but initially it will be held as a Dutch auction, where domains will be sold at excessive prices (price scale-down), and as of July 2010 .РФ domains will be available for anyone at standard prices.
  • Effective July 2010 – Landrush registration period of .РФ domains at standard prices.

For more information and sunrise registration, go here:рф.htm