The Russian Federation’s .RU is a Top 10 ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) according to Verisign’s Domain Name Industry Brief for Q3 2020.

In order to register a .RU domain name you must agree to the registry terms set by The Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ but no local presence requirements exist. In short, almost anyone can register a .RU domain name – and millions have.

As of Q3 2020, almost 6 million .RU domain names were registered. Some of the more popular .RU sites include:

  • yandex.ru
  • mail.ru
  • ok.ru

A good visual showing the popularity of .RU domain names is below:

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