dotru

.RU TLD

Transferring a .RU Domain Name

Note

Before proceeding with the Transfer, you are advised to first confirm if your domain name can be
transferred
. See details

Instructions for Customers

  1. Login to your Customer Control
    Panel
    . See details

  2. In the Menu, point to Manage Orders and then click Transfer Domain.

  3. Now, enter the domain name you wish to Transfer.

  4. Select a .RU Contact (Registrant Contact) for this domain name.
    You may select from the available list of Contacts or click Add New to add a new Registrant Contact.

    Contacts Archival 

    Note

    Unused Contacts (except Default Contacts) that were created more than six months ago are archived. Archived Contacts will not appear in the List of Contacts, would not be searchable and will not be available for selection during domain name transfer.

    Additional Information

    Default Contacts

    You need to provide the following additional details about the Registrant Contact:

    • For Organization: If you select the Contact Type as Organization, then you need to provide
      the following details as well:

      • Legal Address: This needs to include a minimum of 2 words. This indicates the place of incorporation, including Country of
        incorporation of the Organization.

        Example:

        New York, U.S.A.

      • Taxpayer Identification Number (code): This is a 10 digit number and is mandatory for Organizations incorporated in
        Russia.

      • Territory-linked Taxpayer Number (kpp): This is the Territory-linked Taxpayer number. This is a 9 digit number and is
        mandatory for Organizations incorporated in Russia.

      • Full Company Name: This is the legally registered company name, as mentioned in the Company Formation documents.

    • For Individual: If you select the Contact Type as Individual, then you need to provide
      the following details as well:

      • Registrant's Name (preferably in Russian)

      • Passport Information: This needs to include the Document number, Issued by, Issued Date of the Passport.

      • Birth Date: This needs to be entered as a numeric value in DD.MM.YYYY format.

  5. Do not select the Privacy Protection checkbox as it is not supported for .RU domain names.

    Additional Information

    Privacy Protection

  6. Next, select the check box to agree to the associated Product Agreement(s).

    Note

    This is a mandatory action.

  7. Proceed with completing the Transfer process.

    Note

    Transferring a .RU domain name is free of cost and does not include a 1 year Renewal.

  8. After you have placed the Transfer Order, you will receive an e-mail from with instructions to complete the
    Transfer by submitting certain documents to Registrar RU-Center.

    Note

    If the Transfer is not completed within 15 days, it is assumed that the Registrant Contact does not wish for the Transfer to complete and
    the Order is deleted in our system.

Submitting Documentation 

Note

Upon placing a Transfer request for your .RU domain name, you may need to submit some
documentation (Anchor: docs) to Registrar RU-Center:

Determine whether you are transferring your domain name from either Registrar RU-Center or one of their Partners or
another Registrar:

Perform a Whois Lookup for the domain name at https://www.nic.ru/whois/ and check the name displayed besides
registrar.

  • Registrar RU-CENTER-REG-RIPN or RU-Center: This implies that you are transferring your domain name from either Registrar
    RU-Center or one of their Partners.

    • To complete your transfer, you have 2 options:

      1. Instructions for Transferring through your existing Control Panel at RU-Center: If you have your existing NIC-D Handle and
        Contact Password, simply follow the below mentioned process:

        • Visit https://nic.ru/en/index.html.

        • Click the Log in link on the top right corner of the screen.

        • Mention your NIC-D Handle and Contact Password in their respective fields and click the Log in ->
          button.

          If you have forgotten your NIC-D Handle or Contact Password, click the Forgot password or contract number? button,
          to retrieve
          the same.

          If you are unsure about your NIC-D Handle, contact the Registration Service Provider through whom you have registered your .RU domain name.

        • Upon login, go to Orders -> Domain Transfer -> Account to Account.

        • Specify your .RU domain name and click Continue.

        • Enter your New NIC-D Handle and Contact Password. These will be provided in the Transfer-in Instruction Email sent by our system to you.

      2. Instructions for Transferring your domain name without having access to your existing Control Panel at RU-Center: To complete your Transfer in this circumstance, you need to submit the following documentation to Registrar RU-Center while stating our NIC-REG Contact as and your new NIC-D Handle. Your new NIC-D Handle will be provided in the Transfer-in Instruction Email sent by our system to you.

        • Instructions for Transferring without changing your Contact Details: If while
          placing your Transfer with , you have mentioned the same contact details as those
          present in your domain name, then you need to follow the below mentioned instructions:

          • For Organization: If your present Contact Type is Organization, then you need to completely fill and submit the document
            available here to
            Registrar RU-Center via FAX to +7 (495) 737-0602.

          • For Individual or Sole Trader: If your present Contact Type is either Individual or Sole Trader,
            then you need to completely fill and submit the document available
            here to
            Registrar RU-Center via FAX to +7 (495) 737-0602.

            Additional Information

            Russian version of the above mentioned document

            Apart from the documents stated above, you need to also send the following documents to Registrar
            RU-Center via either Postal Mail or have them delivered by hand:

            • For Russian Residents: Russian residents can find detailed instructions about which documents to submit, how to
              submit, etc. here.

            • For Non-Russians: If you are not a Russian resident, you need to follow the instructions about which documents to
              submit, how to submit, etc. here.

          • Instructions for Transferring while also changing your Contact Details: If while
            placing your Transfer with , you have mentioned different contact details than those
            present in your domain name, then you need to follow the below mentioned instructions:

            • For Organization: If your present Contact Type is Organization, then you need to completely fill and submit the document
              available here to
              Registrar RU-Center via FAX to +7 (495) 737-0602.

            • For Individual or Sole Trader: If your present Contact Type is either Individual or Sole Trader,
              then you need to completely fill and submit the document available
              here to
              Registrar RU-Center via FAX to +7 (495) 737-0602.

            • Apart from the documents stated above, you need to also send the following documents to Registrar
              RU-Center:

              • For Russian Residents: Russian residents can find detailed instructions about which documents to submit, how to
                submit, etc. here.

              • For Non-Russians: If you are not a Russian resident, you need to follow the instructions about which documents to
                submit, how to submit, etc. here.

              You need to also identify yourself to Registrar RU-Center. Instructions for what documents need to be submitted
              can be found here.

              Additional Information

              Russian version of the above mentioned document

            • Other Registrars: To Transfer your domain name from any other Registrar:

              • You need to initiate the Transfer at the Current Registrar with whom you are managing your .RU domain name. Inform the Current Registrar to transfer your .RU domain name to Registrar RU-Center (identifier RU-CENTER-REG-RIPN), and

              • submit the following documentation to Registrar RU-Center while stating our NIC-REG Contact as
                and your new NIC-D Handle (provided in the Transfer-in Instruction Email sent by our system to you):

                • For Organization: If your present Contact Type is Organization, then you need to completely fill and submit the document
                  available here to
                  Registrar RU-Center via FAX to +7 (495) 737-0602.

                • For Individual or Sole Trader: If your present Contact Type is either Individual or Sole Trader,
                  then you need to completely fill and submit the document available
                  here to
                  Registrar RU-Center via FAX to +7 (495) 737-0602.

                Apart from the documents stated above, you need to also send the following documents to Registrar
                RU-Center via either Postal Mail or have them delivered by hand:

                • For Russian Residents: Russian residents can find detailed instructions about which documents to submit, how to
                  submit, etc. here.

                • For Non-Russians: If you are not a Russian resident, you need to follow the instructions about which documents to
                  submit, how to submit, etc. here.

Instructions for Resellers

  1. Login to your Reseller Control
    Panel
    . See details

  2. In the Menu, point to Products -> Domain Registration and then click Transfer.

  3. Now, enter the domain name you wish to Transfer.

  4. Enter the Username (Email Address) of the Customer, on whose behalf you wish to Transfer this domain name. If the Customer is new, you
    can Add the Customer, by filling the form given there.

  5. Select a .RU Contact (Registrant Contact) for this domain name.
    You may select from the available list of Contacts or click Add New to add a new Registrant Contact.

    Contacts Archival 

    Note

    Unused Contacts (except Default Contacts) that were created more than six months ago are archived. Archived Contacts will not appear in the List of Contacts, would not be searchable and will not be available for selection during domain name transfer.

    Additional Information

    Default Contacts

    You need to provide the following additional details about the Registrant Contact:

    • For Organization: If you select the Contact Type as Organization, then you need to provide
      the following details as well:

      • Legal Address: This needs to include a minimum of 2 words. This indicates the place of incorporation, including Country of
        incorporation of the Organization.

        Example:

        New York, U.S.A.

      • Taxpayer Identification Number (code): This is a 10 digit number and is mandatory for Organizations incorporated in
        Russia.

      • Territory-linked Taxpayer Number (kpp): This is the Territory-linked Taxpayer number. This is a 9 digit number and is
        mandatory for Organizations incorporated in Russia.

      • Full Company Name: This is the legally registered company name, as mentioned in the Company Formation documents.

    • For Individual: If you select the Contact Type as Individual, then you need to provide
      the following details as well:

      • Registrant's Name (preferably in Russian)

      • Passport Information: This needs to include the Document number, Issued by, Issued Date of the Passport.

      • Birth Date: This needs to be entered as a numeric value in DD.MM.YYYY format.

  6. Do not select the Privacy Protection checkbox as it is not supported for .RU domain names.

    Additional Information

    Privacy Protection

  7. Next, select the check box to agree to the associated Product Agreement(s).

    Note

    This is a mandatory action.

  8. Proceed with completing the Transfer process.

    Note

    Transferring a .RU domain name is free of cost and does not include a 1 year Renewal.

  9. After you have placed the Transfer Order, the Customer email address will receive an e-mail from with
    instructions to complete the Transfer by submitting certain documents to Registrar RU-Center.

    Note

    If the Transfer is not completed within 15 days, it is assumed that the Registrant Contact does not wish for the Transfer to complete and
    the Order is deleted in our system.

Submitting Documentation 

Note

Upon placing a Transfer request for a .RU domain name, your Customer may need to submit some documentation to Registrar RU-Center, to complete the
Transfer. See details

Modifying the Whois / Contact Details of a .RU Domain Name

Understanding .RU domain name Contacts

  • A .RU domain name has only 1 Contact - Registrant. The Registrant Contact represents the owner of the domain name.

    Note

    There are no Administrative, Technical and Billing Contacts for .RU domain names.

  • The Whois lookup of a .RU domain name displays the owner as admin-contact.

  • General Contacts used for other domain name extensions (TLDs) can not be used for a .RU domain name. A .RU domain name has a separate Contacts
    database.

To Modify Phone, FAX, Email Address Details associated with a .RU domain name

  1. Login to your Control Panel, search for the domain name and proceed to the Order Information
    view. See details

  2. Click the Contact Details link.

  3. The Current Registrant Contact will be displayed. You may modify the Phone, FAX, Email Address Contact information for the domain name by specifying it in the text boxes.

    Note

    The update will be applied to all the domain names using this particular Registrant Contact.

  4. Click Save Contact Details.

To Modify Name, Address, Organization and Other Details associated with a .RU domain name (Anchor: other)

  • Contact our Support Team at and provide us the following details, so that we may create a
    new NIC-D handle for you:

    • For Organization: Indicate if the new Contact should be of the type Organization. Additionally, provide us with the following details to
      create the new Contact:

      • Name

      • Organization

      • Address

      • City

      • State

      • Zip Code

      • Country

      • Email

      • Phone Number with Country dialing code

      • Fax Number with Country dialing code (optional)

      • Legal Address: This needs to include a minimum of 2 words. This indicates the place of incorporation, including Country of incorporation of the Organization.

        Example:

        New York, U.S.A.

      • Taxpayer Identification Number (code): This is a 10 digit number and is mandatory for Organizations incorporated in Russia.

      • Territory-linked Taxpayer Number (kpp): This is the Territory-linked Taxpayer number. This is a 9 digit number and is
        mandatory for Organizations incorporated in Russia.

      • Full Company Name: This is the legally registered company name, as mentioned in the Company Formation documents.

    • For Individual: Indicate if the new Contact should be of the type Individual. Additionally, provide us with the following
      details to create the new Contact:

      • Name

      • Organization (optional)

      • Address

      • City

      • State

      • Zip Code

      • Country

      • Email

      • Phone Number with Country dialing code

      • Fax Number with Country dialing code (optional)

      • Registrant's Name (preferably in Russian)

      • Passport Information (Document number, Issued by, Issued Date)

      • Birth Date (numeric DD.MM.YYYY)

  • After obtaining the new NIC-D from , you need to submit the following
    documents along with the NIC-REG :

    Apart from the documents stated above, you need to also send the following documents to Registrar RU-Center:

.RU Domain Name Rules/Requirements

Domain Name related Rules

Common Domain Name Rules (Anchor: common)

  • provides Domain Registration under both:

    • 2nd Level: .RU

    • 3rd Level: .COM.RU, .NET.RU, .ORG.RU

  • Domain Theft Protection feature is not supported for .RU domain names.

    Additional Information

    Protecting a Domain Name

  • For Resellers: Both Lock and Suspension features are supported for .RU domain names. Though
    Locking and/or Suspending a .RU domain name would not prevent Transferring it.

    However, Bulk Lock / Unlock and Bulk Suspend / Unsuspend features are not supported for .RU domain names.

  • Move (push) feature is supported for .RU domain names. However, Bulk Move is not supported.

  • If for any reason you need to Delete your domain name, you need to submit the following documentation to Registrar RU-Center via Postal Mail
    at RU-CENTER, P.O. Box 123308, 2/1, 3d Khoroshevskaya str., Moscow, Russia:

    • For Organization Contact: Submit a letter in the prescribed manner on the Organization's Letterhead, signed by the head of the Organization.

      If the letter is signed by someone, acting on the basis of other documents (warrant), then the letter should be written on behalf of this person, with indication of his authority
      (position, surname, name) and also indicate the number and date of the document, confirming his authority. A copy of the warrant should also be attached to the
      letter. See details

    • For Individual Contact: Submit a letter in the prescribed manner to Registrar
      RU-Center. See details

  • Upon deletion, the .RU domain name becomes available for Registration immediately. The domain name does not enter Redemption Grace Period.

    Additional Information

    What is Redemption Grace Period?

Domain Name Registration (Anchor: reg)

  • A .RU domain name can be Registered for only 1 year.

  • .RU domain name Registration takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

  • Upon registering a .RU domain name, the Registrant of the domain name receives an email from Registrar RU-Center confirming the registration.

  • A .RU domain name does not have a Money Back Grace Period.

  • The Bulk Registration feature is not available for .RU domain names.

    Additional Information

    Bulk Registration

  • .RU domain names do not support Internationalized Domain Names (IDN).

Domain Name Renewal (Anchor: ren)

  • A .RU domain name can be Renewed for only 1 year.

  • You can not Renew your .RU domain name until 60 days prior to it's Expiry.

  • Upon Expiry of a .RU domain name:

    • any service such as email, website, etc., configured for this domain name would stop functioning, until the domain name is Renewed.

    • if the .RU domain name is not Renewed until days, the domain name would get Deleted and would
      immediately be available for Registration.

Domain Name Transfer (Anchor: trf)

  • Transferring a .RU domain name to is free of cost.

  • Transfer does not include a 1 year Renewal of a .RU domain name.

  • 2nd Level .RU domain names have a 30-Day Transfer Lock placed on them after they are Transferred from another Registrar.

    3rd Level .RU domain names can not be Transferred among Registrars.

  • There is no Transfer Lock applicable to both 2nd Level and 3rd Level .RU domain names, when Transferring domain names between Registrar RU-Center
    andany of their Partners.

  • .RU domain names do not have a Domain (Transfer) Secret Key/Authorization Code.

    However, there is a NIC-D Handle and Password (Anchor: password)
    needed to Transfer Away your domain name to Registrar RU-Center. Follow the below mentioned instructions to retrieve this:

    1. Login to your Control Panel, search for the domain name and proceed to the Order Information
      view. See details

    2. Click the Contact Details link.

    3. Click the Registrant Information link.

    4. This information is listed in the NIC-D Handle and Contact Password textboxes, respectively.

  • Upon placing a Transfer request for your .RU domain name with , we would email the Customer
    with instructions for completing the Transfer. The Transfer involves submitting documentation to Registrar RU-Center. If the Transfer is not completed
    within 30 days, the domain name will continue being registered with the current Registrar/Partner.

  • The Bulk Transfer feature is not available for .RU domain names.

    Additional Information

    Bulk Transfer

Contact Details related Rules (Anchor: contact)

  • .RU domain names use the .RU Contact Contact database in the system.

    .RU domain names have a single Contact - Registrant Contact

  • While registering a .RU domain name, you need to provide the following additional details about the Registrant:

    • For Organization:

      • Legal Address: This needs to include a minimum of 2 words. This indicates the place of incorporation, including Country of
        incorporation of the Organization.

        Example:

        New York, U.S.A.

      • Taxpayer Identification Number (code): This is a 10 digit number and is mandatory for Organizations incorporated in
        Russia.

      • Territory-linked Taxpayer Number (kpp): This is the Territory-linked Taxpayer number. This is a 9 digit number and is
        mandatory for Organizations incorporated in Russia.

      • Full Company Name: This is the legally registered company name, as mentioned in the Company Formation documents.

    • For Individual:

      • Registrant's Name (preferably in Russian)

      • Passport Information: This needs to include the Document number, Issued by, Issued Date of the Passport.

      • Birth Date: This needs to be entered as a numeric value in DD.MM.YYYY format.

  • The Company Name should have at least 2 words.

    If there is no associated Company, you may mention N A or Not Applicable for the Company Name. You will encounter the following error message, if values containing a single word such as NA or N/A are mentioned:

    Attention

    Company Name should contain at least two words.

  • .RU Contacts do not support accented characters.

  • .RU domain names do not support 's Privacy Protection feature.

    Additional Information

    What is Privacy Protection?

  • Upon modifying the Contact details of a .RU domain name, you can not Transfer your domain name, until the below mentioned duration:

    • 2nd Level: 30 days

    • 3rd Level: 60 days

  • To modify the Contact Details other than the Phone, FAX, Email Address associated with a .RU domain name, documentation needs to be submitted to Registrar
    RU-Center.

  • The Bulk Modify and Bulk Privacy Protection features are not available for .RU domain names.

    Additional Information

    Bulk Modify

    Bulk Privacy Protection

Note

While Moving (pushing) your .RU domain name to another Customer Control Panel, your existing Registrant contact information is retained.

Name Servers and Child Name Servers related Rules (Anchor: ns)

  • Each .RU domain name needs to have at least 2 Name Servers and may have upto 13 Name Servers.

  • You will only be able to add upto 13 Child Name Servers for .RU domain names. See details

  • You may associate upto 13 IP Address per Child Name Server.

  • In case of .RU domain names, all Child Name Servers that you create/add, are automatically associated with that .RU domain name as a Name Server. Due to this limitation, you will only be able to add upto 13 Child Name Servers for .RU domain names.

    The maximum number of Name Servers that can be associated with any .RU domain name is 13. If you have already added other Name Servers (not Child Name Servers of this .RU domain name), then the number of Child Name Servers that you may create would reduce by that many.

    Examples:

    • yourdomainname.ru

      Child Name Servers created: ns1.yourdomainname.ru and ns2.yourdomainname.ru

      These Child Name Servers get automatically added as Name Servers as well for this domain name: ns1.yourdomainname.ru and ns2.yourdomainname.ru

      This means that now for the domain name yourdomainname.ru, you may only add upto 11 other Child Name Servers or Name Servers since every time you create a Child Name Server, it gets automatically associated with the .RU domain name as a Name Server.

    • yourotherdomainname.ru

      Name Servers used: ns1.hostingprovider.com, ns2.hostingprovider.com

      Child Name Servers created: ns1.yourotherdomainname.ru, ns2.yourotherdomainname.ru

      These Child Name Servers get automatically added as Name Servers for this domain name: ns1.yourotherdomainname.ru, ns2.yourotherdomainname.ru

      So in all 4 Name Servers will be associated with yourotherdomainname.ru: ns1.hostingprovider.com, ns2.hostingprovider.com, ns1.yourotherdomainname.ru, ns2.yourotherdomainname.ru

      This means that now for the domain name yourotherdomainname.ru, you may only add upto 9 other Child Name Servers or Name Servers since every time you create a Child Name Server, it gets automatically associated with the .RU domain name as a Name Server.