Wednesday, 25 November 2009

.РФ Sunrise Period Begins Today

The Russian Registry registry recently announced the release of IDN domain names under .РФ (the Cyrillic ccTLD for the Russia Federation) from November 25, 2009 to March 25, 2010 (Sunrise Domain Registrations) for owners of Cyrillic Russian trade marks.

If two or more trade mark owners of the same trade mark submit applications for the same domain within the Sunrise registration period, the domain will be registered in the name of the first applicant who has fulfilled the registration terms and conditions.

Trade mark owners applying for .РФ domain names will be required to submit the following:

· Russian trade mark number or International trade mark number (confirming protection in the Russian Federation);

· trade mark certificate; and

· Applicant’s company registration certificate together with the applicant's company seal (sent via e-mail and by fax).

It will take approximately 10 days to verify the application.

Under the .РФ ccTLD, only characters in the Cyrillic alphabet, numbers and hyphens will be allowed. No Latin or other characters will be allowed.

The cost of a .РФ Sunrise application is £300.

Due to the nature of the application process all application requests and questions must be sent to

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