Coordination Center for TLD.RU
Country code top level domain RU exists from April 7, 1994 which is recorded in Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) ccTLD database. While Internet evolved in Russia rapidly, Internet community conducted a challenging work of establishing newly structured administrative authority responsible for RU naming assignment policy coordination. In 2001 Coordination Center for TLD RU was founded by Regional Non-profit Center for Internet Technologies (ROCIT), Internet Providers' Union, Russian Association for Networks and Services, and Russian Institute for Public Networks. Coordination Center for TLD RU performs naming authority function under RU since 2002, including domain registration policy development, accrediting registrars and investigation of perspective projects for RU top-level domain, while Russian Institute for Public Networks performs technical functions for RU to ensure stability of its operation.