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About .ru Domains

RU-Center is the sponsor and Hexonet aka 1 Api GmbH is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .ru extension that represents Russia.

Who can register .ru domains?

Important Note: Effective March 1, 2022, GoDaddy no longer supports new registrations in for the .ru extensions. If you already owned a .ru domain with GoDaddy prior to March 1, 2022, you can continue to renew your existing .ru domain.

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

  • .ru: Intended for commercial entities.
  • .com.ru: Intended for commercial entities.
  • .net.ru: Intended for network infrastructures, such as Internet Service Providers.
  • .org.ru: Intended for noncommercial entities.

Features

  • Registration length: Not supported
  • Renewal length: 1 year
    • 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 reach out to our GoDaddy Guides for help.
  • Backorders: Not supported
  • Transfers to GoDaddy: Not supported
  • Transfers away from GoDaddy: Supported
  • Transfers to another GoDaddy account: Not supported
  • Basic privacy protection: Not supported
  • Protection plan upgrades: Not supported
  • CashParking: Not supported
  • Contact Updates: Supported
    • To change the registrant information on your .ru domain names, please reach out to our GoDaddy Guides for help. All other contact information can be changed through the Domain Manager in your GoDaddy account.

Nameserver requirements

  • Must use: 2-13 Nameservers, Authoritative
  • Can use: IPv4
  • Cannot use: IPv6, DNSSEC, Only allows 2 different IPs for nameservers

Note: Nameserver updates may take up to 5 days to complete.

Refunds

For details on refunds, see our refund policy. Most domains will follow the Standard Refund Terms, but certain domains may have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Review the information under Products with Special Refund Terms > Domain Name Registrations/Renewals and Products Not Eligible for Refunds.

Cancellation requirements

To cancel your .ru domain names, please reach out to our GoDaddy Guides for help.

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