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About .RU domains

The .ru country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents Russia. The information below applies to the following country-code second-level domain names (ccSLDs) that we offer at this time: .com.ru, .net.ru, and .org.ru.

Domain names can be up to 63 characters, with a minimum of three characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.

Note: Registrants do not have the right to sell or transfer the domain name to any party for profit.

Features Availability
Who can register? Anyone (details below)1
Registration length 1 year
Renewal length 1 year
Renewal restrictions Details below2
Nameserver requirements Details below3
Transfers to GoDaddy Not supported
Transfers away Details below4
Private registration Not supported
Protected registration Not supported
Backorders Not supported
Bulk registration Supported
Account change Not supported
Contact updates See below5
IDNs Not supported
Expiration/redemption Please contact customer support
Refund policy See below6
Registry RU-Center


1 Registration requirements

Anyone can register a .RU domain, however, if the registrant or admin contact is an organization/company located in Russia, they have to submit their taxpayer's identification number (10-digit number), company registration number (9-digit number), and registrant name.

Additionally, anyone who registers a .RU domain must include their birthdate (YYYY-MM-DD), and the passport number, date and location.

2 Renewal restrictions

Renewals are allowed anytime between 61 days prior to expiration and 3 days prior to expiration. For assistance renewing .RU outside of this time frame, please contact our support department.

3 Nameserver requirements

Nameserver features Details
IPv4 Supported
IPv6 Not supported
DNSSEC Not supported
Minimum # of nameservers 0
Maximum # of nameservers 13
Number required to resolve 2

Zone configuration is required to be verified by the RU-Center Registry prior to the registration of a domain name or domain update.

.ru ccTLDs ONLY allow 2 different IPs for name servers.

NS updates can take up to 5 days to complete.

4Transfer Away requirements

RU-Center, our partner in offering .RU domains, requires you make all transfer away requests directly with them. Here's more information on the transfer process via RU-Center.

5Contact update requirements

To change the registrant information on your .ru domain name, please contact our support department. All other contact information can be changed through the Domain Manager in your GoDaddy account.

6Refund policy

For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page.

Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds

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