18 % Cyrillic domains cancelled
N 6 March 2012

18 % Cyrillic domains cancelled

CC TLD RU, the authority in charge of Cyrillic domain names in the.rf zone, has completed removal of vacated and inactive domains. As result, the total number of Cyrillic domains has decreased by 18 percent.
The process began last December, and about 40,000 names were removed each week. By the end of February, a total of 170,000 domain names in the national zone were cancelled. Experts, however, had predicted.rf zone would see a reduction by 250,000 domain names.
Registration of Cyrillic domains began in November, 2010. By 28th December, last year, there were 954,000 domains registered. Now that inactive domains have been removed, the.rf zone has 783,000 registered names.