Landrush Phase in .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА TLDs Completed

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

This phase started 24 September and lasted 8 weeks, for each week a dedicated price of domain names was assigned with scale-down at each stage. For this period anyone could get the brightest names in .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА TLDs.

The final week of the Landrush phase was expected to have a maximum amount of registered domains: According to the registry operator of municipal domains Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development its indicators several times exceeded the results of previous stages. For the recent week many words of generic usage associated with business areas, goods and services have appeared in .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА TLDs. For example, such names as фотография.москва, прачечная.москва, and have been registered for this stage. The key registrar was National domains registrar RU-CENTER.

The next phase is General Availability to start 1 December, 2014 12:00 MSK. For this period domains will be available at a fixed minimum price.

Detailed statistics for each registration stage and the municipal zones development forecast will be announced at press-conference "Results of .МОСКВА and .MOSCOW Domains Landrush Phase". It will be held on December 2 in RBC press center. This event will be attended by representatives of the Foundation, registrars and other experts.