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The .RU Domain

Registered Domains
.RU is the
most popular ccTLD in Europe
The main Language used
Register .RU as
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Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Since 1994

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .ru websites

Global 20.
Global 32.
Global 39.
Global 55.

About .ru

What is .ru?

The .ru domain is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Russia.
Russia with its estimated population of 143,300,000, ranks as the 2nd most populous country in Europe. The .ru domain name currently the 5th most popular ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Europe. There are more than 4,342,776 .ru domains. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .ru domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ru ccTLD (country code top-level domain) registration started in 1994.

Who can register .ru domain?

Both individuals and companies are allowed to buy and register a domain name with a .ru extension.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .ru extension?

A .ru extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Russia. In Russia the common language is Russian. Russian is the 3rd most used website language in the world. A website with a .ru extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

When choosing a web name you should remember these restrictions:
The only valid characters for a .ru domain are english language letters, numbers and a dashes "-".
A domain name has to start with a digit and end with a digit.
The name cannot start or end with hyphens. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
Spaces and special characters and stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are never permitted.
The .ru web name must have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 64 characters.
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain doesn’t follow the above criterias.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .ru web name can be registered 1 to 10 years at once.