Cyrillic .RF domain named 'most successful IDN'
N 13 November 2012

Cyrillic .RF domain named 'most successful IDN'

Russian Cyrillic domain name .RF has been named as "the most successful of IDN experiences to date" in EURid-UNESCO Report on Internationalised Domain Names Deployment 2012. Published on 8 November, the document also lists IDNs of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and South Korea.

According to the report, the .RF zone grew by 45% in the very first year since its launch two years ago Monthly growth rate is currently dropping, but it is still comparable with general dynamics of .RU, Russia's country code top-level domain.

Registration in the .RF domain zone began on 11 November, 2010. The zone currently has 845,000 domain names, which makes it the biggest IDN in the world.