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11|25|2010 04:04 pm EDT

Cyrillic ccTLD Launch Overshadowed by Legal Dispute

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Legal Issues

As reported earlier the Cyrillic .?? IDN ccTLD launch had reached a stunning number of 500,000 registrations in the first week. Considering the numbers, it was obvious that speculators were playing the TLD, but apparently six registrars are involved in registering many of the names for resale & auction and are now involved in a legal dispute as reported by TheMoscowNews. Many of the registered names have been frozen by the registry.

The accused registrar, RU-Center said there are no plans to stop sales, with spokesman Andrei Vorobyov saying: “We do not believe we have violated the law or the rules of the co-ordinating centre.”At the end of last week the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) launched legal action against six registrars claiming they had broken competition laws.

Apparently the RU-Center itself bought 38% of the names registered and acquired another 48% of the registered domains through partner companies – a total of 86%.

[via TheMoscowNews & DomainIncite]

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November 25, 2010 @ 4:26 pm EDT

No wonder they had high number of registrations.


November 25, 2010 @ 6:07 pm EDT

In Soviet Russia, domain registers you! :D

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November 26, 2010 @ 12:13 am EDT

Very unfortunate that this scandal arose as the .?? launch has otherwise been a historic success.


November 26, 2010 @ 7:20 am EDT

I`ve preregistert many names at, months ago!
I have also transfered a small test amout of money to, also months ago…

BUT … until now, it has not be arrived!

Don`t now, which of these frauds got it now for private, but they are all gangsters in russia! F*** third world country! Hope they must go to jail…


November 26, 2010 @ 9:13 am EDT

To the person above me, my .SU was registered perfectly by And over the last 12 months i registered 150 .RU names thru them.

When however i tried to register the .?? version of my .SU i read it was going tobe auctioned first. So i cancelled my order.

All payments where done thru Mastercard without issues.

sandra hageman

November 27, 2010 @ 9:14 pm EDT

Wow, Very unfortunate that this scandal arose as the .?? launch has otherwise been a historic success.


December 4, 2010 @ 7:58 am EDT

tankyou cok iyi bir siteniz var :))

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December 4, 2010 @ 7:59 am EDT

herkez gelsin görüntülü sohbet izlesin tankyou

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December 4, 2010 @ 8:00 am EDT

yani ben size demi?tim

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