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About .ru domains

RU-Center is the sponsor and Hexonet aka 1 Api GmbH is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .ru extension that represents Russia.

Who can register .ru domains?

Anyone can register a .ru, .com.ru, .net.ru, and .org.ru domain, however, if the registrant or admin contact is an organization/company located in Russia, they have to submit their taxpayer's identification number (10-digit number), company registration number (9-digit number), and registrant name.

Additionally, anyone who registers a .ru, .com.ru, .net.ru, and .org.ru domain must include their birthdate (YYYY-MM-DD), and the passport number, date, and location.

Registrants do not have the right to sell or transfer the domain name to any party for profit.

  • .ru - Intended for commercial entities.
  • .com.ru - Intended for commercial entities.
  • .net.ru - Intended for network infrastructures, such as Internet Service Providers.
  • .org.ru - Intended for noncommercial entities.

Registration restrictions

When registering a .ru domain, you must follow specific requirements.

  • Must use: 3 - 63 Characters
  • Can use: Letters (a-z characters), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 1st or last characters of the domain name)
  • Cannot use: Special Characters (e.g.,& and #)
  • IDNs: Not supported

Features

  • Registration length: 1 year
  • Renewal length: 1 year
    • Renewals are allowed anytime between 61 days prior to expiration and 3 days prior to expiration. For assistance renewing .ru outside of this time frame, please reach out to our GoDaddy Guides for help.
  • Backorders: Not supported
  • Transfers to GoDaddy: Not supported
  • Transfers away from GoDaddy: Supported
  • Transfers to another GoDaddy account: Not supported
  • Basic privacy protection: Not supported
  • Protection plan upgrades: Not supported
  • CashParking: Not supported
  • Contact Updates: Supported
    • To change the registrant information on your .ru domain names, please reach out to our GoDaddy Guides for help. All other contact information can be changed through the Domain Manager in your GoDaddy account.

Nameserver requirements

  • Must use: 2-13 Nameservers, Authoritative
  • Can use: IPv4
  • Cannot use: IPv6, DNSSEC, Only allows 2 different IPs for nameservers

Note: Nameserver updates may take up to 5 days to complete.

Refunds

For details on refunds, see our refund policy. Most domains will follow the Standard Refund Terms, but certain domains may have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Review the information under Products with Special Refund Terms > Domain Name Registrations/Renewals and Products Not Eligible for Refunds.

Cancellation requirements

To cancel your .ru domain names, please reach out to our GoDaddy Guides for help.

More info

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  • Want to register a .com.ru domain? Search for your domain today.
  • Want to register a .net.ru domain? Search for your domain today.
  • Want to register a .org.ru domain? Search for your domain today.
  • Check out our most common domain articles to get started with your .ru domain.

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