What domain extension is this?

.RU is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Russia Federation.

What are the requirements & restrictions for this domain extension?

There are no restrictions on who can register a .RU domain name. Any individual or organization from any country can register for a .RU domain.

We will require the details of Personal ID / Passport if registrant wish to register domain name under individual type.

The registration for .RU domain name is process manually and require 3 – 5 working days to complete.

What kind of domain extension does WebNIC offer?

WebNIC currently offer .RU and .COM.RU.

What document is required for this domain extension?


What is the length limitation for this domain extension?

Minimum 3 / Maximum 63 characters.

What is the terms of registration?

1 year.

According to the registry’s rules, a .RU domain will be deleted and dropped into Redemption Grace Period 18 days prior to the expiry date on the WHOIS record. Therefore, partners are advised to refer the domain expiration date from the partner central.

Can I delete a domain after registered?

you are allowed to delete the domain after registered, however registration fee is not refundable. Please contact [email protected] for details on the deletion procedure.

What is the terms of renewal?

1 year.

How does the Domain Life Cycle work for this domain extension?

After a .RU domain was expired, it will go through below life cycle:

Renewal Grace
30 days
Redemption Grace Period
Pending Delete

If partner did not renew or restore the domain name, it will be released for public re-registration approximately after 30 days from expiry date. Please note that domain re-registration is on first-come, first-serve basis.

What is the procedure for transferring the domain registrar under this domain extension?

Yes, Partners are allowed to initiate registrar transfer for .RU domain name. Please note that domain will be extended for 1 year after completion.

Please refer to Registrar Transfer for more detail information.

What is the procedure for transferring the domain reseller under this domain extension?

Yes. Partners are allowed to initiate reseller transfer for .RU domain name. Please note that domain will be extended for 1 year after completion.

Please refer to Reseller Transfer for more detail information.

Does WebNIC provide Internationalized Domain name (IDN) for this domain extension?

No, WebNIC does not provide IDN.RU domain name.