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25 March 2015

About 500 TATAR names have been registered by now, with nearly half of them being delegated.

20 March 2015

The .IRISH extension offers a namespace for Emerald Isle residents and Irish descendants. .IRISH-hosted websites will now become available to over 75 million Celts scattered across the globe. What could be better for such a unique people.

16 March 2015

March 1, Welsh .CYMRU and .WALES TLDs entered the General Availability phase. .WALES and .CYMRU TLD Registry announced that 1,000 names were registered within the first hour of the launch, with up to 5,000 names bought in the first 24 hours of General Availability (now .WALES TLD has over 5000 names, .CYMRU – 2600).

20 February 2015

Limited registration period in .AMSTERDAM TLD will start March 27. One hundred persons and organizations which have a special relationship with the capital of the Netherlands will be able to obtain domain names in the new TLD.

20 February 2015

The Scottish Government announced that its official website was transferred to the new .SCOT domain extension.

20 February 2015

On February 17 General Availability was launched in .SYDNEY TLD.

09 February 2015

Domain Sponsor - KCGI (The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics) compares domain launch with the birthday of the city that can be figuratively called as CyberKyoto.

03 February 2015

Now .TATAR has been launched in Landrush phase, during which Tatar-colored domain name is available to anyone. .TATAR is the first cultural and linguistic domain of Russia.Landrush period will take place from February 3 to March 16, after which - 23 March this domain will hit General Availability phase.

23 January 2015

After the first 12 months of ICANN's New gTLD program, there are now over 4M registered domain names in 436 gTLDs.

22 January 2015

Starting from 20 January 2015, anyone can register a domain name ending in .VLAANDEREN or .BRUSSELS provided it is still available. Registrations will be on a first come, first served basis, as they are with .BE domain names.

20 January 2015

JSC "Center of Navigation Technologies" dba Navitel has filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) against a Russian citizen who has registered domain names navitel.moscow and навител.москва. Navitel aims to get rights for both domain names and use them for offering its services in Moscow.

10 December 2014

According to the Registry Operator of .МОСКВА and .MOSCOW, the Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development (FAITID), 28,000 domain names were registered in Moscow's TLDs by the 10th day of General Availability.

02 December 2014

December 1, General Availability launched in .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА. Now anyone can choose a name in Moscow's TLDs and register it at a fixed price.

02 December 2014

December 2, .PARIS launched General Availability — domain name registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration fee is about €30 per year. Technical registry operator for .PARIS is Afnic, a non-profit organization serving as the registry operator for .FR.

26 November 2014

On 09 December 2014 at 12:00 German time (11:00:00 UTC) dotBERLIN will release about 16,500 domain names that correspond to street and place names in Berlin.

19 November 2014

18 November, 11:59 p.m. MSK the final stage of the Landrush phase in municipal .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА TLDs was completed.

18 November 2014

A new Internet domain name, .SWISS, will become available next year, the Swiss federal government announced on Thursday.

11 November 2014

November 5, 2014, General Availability started in .JOBURG, .CAPETOWN, and .DURBAN, which were created specifically for the largest centers of South Africa.

06 November 2014

From November 5, 2014 RU-CENTER, the largest Russia's professional domain registrar starts pre-order application process for .TATAR Limited, Landrush and General Availability registration.

05 November 2014

5 November the sixth Landrush stage for registration of municipal domains .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА completed. During this stage the domain registration price fell by 50% as compared to the previous week.

05 November 2014

5 November 2014 .TATAR Limited Registration has been launched for for the needs of the state bodies, institutions and local administration authorities of the Republic of Tatarstan.

22 October 2014

Russia’s first and largest professional domain names registrar RU-CENTER started application process for .TATAR names Sunrise registration from the owners of trademarks included into ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).

24 September 2014

On September 24, the Landrush registration period started in the top-level domains .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА. It will continue until November 18.

17 September 2014

Moscow’s Government will transfer their websites to the top-level domains .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА, a source in the Moscow Department of Information Technology (DIT) told M24.ru.

01 September 2014

ICANN has approved the application for the Cyrillic top-level domain .БЕЛ [.BEL] for the Republic of Belarus — in addition to the Latin .BY.

26 August 2014

The number of domain names in 367 new generic top-level domains is now more than 2M. 195 of the new gTLDs already started General Availability.

The most popular new gTLD is .XYZ, with more than 455K registered names, or 22.7% of all the registrations in the new gTLDs.

It is followed by .BERLIN (138K names), .CLUB (98.6K), .GURU (69K), .WANG (56.4K).

However, the

15 August 2012

August 6-13, 2012 the SakhaSeliger-2012 Youth Educational Forum was held in Yakutia (the Sakha Republic of the Russian Federation). Over 1 thousand participants from the Russian regions of Siberia and the Far East attended the event.

One of the topics of the Forum were the prospects of the Russian geographical, cultural and linguistic top-level

05 May 2012

26-27 April 2012 a meeting of business community and government was held at the All-Russian conference named “E-Government 2012. Information Society: Modern Infrastructure and Governance Technology”. infor-media Russia and Russian Agency for Information Society Development organised the event.

13 January 2012

From 12 January to 12 April 2012 ICANN accepts applications on top-level domains according to New gTLD process.

03 October 2011

On the press conference was held on September 30 2011, during the celebration of the Internet day in Moscow, Artem Ermolaev, the head of Information Technologies Department of Moscow, announced the capital government supports the initiative of .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА implementation.

Moscow understands the Internet today is an environment for communication and together with New York and

06 September 2011

On Moscow Birthday a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development, dotCities and dotBERLIN was signed.

This Memorandum will allow the parties to establish effective exchange of information and experience in implementation of top-level domains for the cities and, thus, contribute to the successful introduction

25 August 2011

4 September 2011, during Moscow birthday celebration, in the city Tsaritsyno park will be organized the collection of signatures in support of .MOSCOW/.МОСКВА TLDs implementation. The event will be held as a part of the action “My home is Moscow” that is organized by RU-CENTER.

.MOSCOW and .МОСКВА – first Russian city TLDs that should be implemented according to New

20 June 2011

On 20 June 2011 the 41st ICANN International Public Meeting has started. During the first day of the event New gTLD program was approved by the ICANN Board.

It took 7 years to devise the process, for this period more than 1000 comments from the Internet community were recieved. 13 ICANN Board representatives voted for New gTLD, two

27 April 2011

On 20 April 2011 RUCLID was introduced at RIF+CIB conference - the main Russian IT-event. As a part of presentation the participants of the conference could get aquainted with cultural diversity of Russia by tasting dishes from cuisines of nations represented in the country.

18 April 2011

A couple of days ago the head of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Mass Communications N.V. Novichkov of Permskiy Krai said the authorities of the region were interested to get TLD .PERM.

Thus, Perm can become the second city in Russia to start its own top-level domain implementation project.

The idea of starting .PERM came after the authorities of the Perm region learned

13 April 2011

On the 20th-22nd of April, 2011 in Moscow will take place RIF+CIB 2011 conference - the largest Russian Internet industry event.

RUCLID will be presented to all participants and guests on the first day of the conference.

09 March 2011

The Russian Geographical Society and The National Committee of Cartographers of Russian Federation have just finished application acceptance process on the V Life in a Global World child drawing contest.

07 March 2011

Autonomous non-profit organisation Regional Network Information Center (RU-CENTER) together with Russian Agency for Information Society Development will present RUCLID initiatives in Russian regions during special Electronic Future festival that includes different events: conferences, workshops, charity actions and more.

05 March 2011

RUCLID will be introduced to the attendees of forthcoming ICANN Meeting in San Francisco that will be held from 13 to 18 March, 2011.