About TLDs .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА

Top-Level Domains for the Russian Capital

.MOSCOW and .МОСКВА (Cyrillic string can be translated to English as "Moscow") – new top-level domains intended for the City of Moscow. The project was started in 2010 and today is being coordinated by the Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development (FAITID) with the official support of the Department of Information Technology of Moscow.

The Project Goals

  • To create online brand of the city of Moscow
  • To attract additional audience to Moscow-related websites
  • To provide a basis for the unified information space of the city

Implementation of the city top-level domains is a worldwide trend. Except Moscow London, Paris, Berlin, New York and other major cities of the world applied for their own domain extensions.

When the Domains Will Become Available?

The names’ registration in the .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА TLDs started 10 June 2014. 

Who Will Be the Registrants?

During Landrush and General Availability periods registration will be available to anyone on a first-come first-served basis.

What Is the Registration Cost?

The registration cost for registrants will be defined by registrars accredited for the .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА strings.

The list of accredited registrars will be announced closer to the top-level domains’ launch. 

Information for Registrars

If your company is interested in getting an accreditation for the .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА strings, please contact accreditation@faitid.org for further information.