Transferring a .RU Domain Name

Note

Before proceeding with the Transfer, you are advised to first confirm if your domain name can be transferred. 1

Instructions for Customers

  1. Login to your Customer Control Panel. 2

  2. In the Menu, point to Manage Orders and then click Transfer Domain.

  3. Now, enter the domain name you wish to Transfer.

  4. Select a .RU Contact (Registrant Contact) for this domain name. You may select from the available list of Contacts or click Add New to add a new Registrant Contact.

    Contacts Archival 
    Note

    Unused Contacts (except Default Contacts) that were created more than six months ago are archived. Archived Contacts will not appear in the List of Contacts, would not be searchable and will not be available for selection during domain name transfer.

    Additional Information

    Default Contacts

    You need to provide the following additional details about the Registrant Contact:

    • For Organization: If you select the Contact Type as Organization, then you need to provide the following details as well:

      • Legal Address: This needs to include a minimum of 2 words. This indicates the place of incorporation, including Country of incorporation of the Organization.

        Example:

        New York, U.S.A.

      • Taxpayer Identification Number (code): This is a 10 digit number and is mandatory for Organizations incorporated in Russia.

      • Territory-linked Taxpayer Number (kpp): This is the Territory-linked Taxpayer number. This is a 9 digit number and is mandatory for Organizations incorporated in Russia.

      • Full Company Name: This is the legally registered company name, as mentioned in the Company Formation documents.

    • For Individual: If you select the Contact Type as Individual, then you need to provide the following details as well:

      • Registrant's Name (preferably in Russian)

      • Passport Information: This needs to include the Document number, Issued by, Issued Date of the Passport.

      • Birth Date: This needs to be entered as a numeric value in DD.MM.YYYY format.

  5. Do not select the Privacy Protection checkbox as it is not supported for .RU domain names.

    Additional Information

    Privacy Protection

  6. Next, select the check box to agree to the associated Product Agreement(s).

    Note

    This is a mandatory action.

  7. Proceed with completing the Transfer process.

    Note

    Transferring a .RU domain name is free of cost and does not include a 1 year Renewal.

  8. After you have placed the Transfer Order, you will receive an e-mail from Verve Logic with instructions to complete the Transfer by submitting certain documents to Registrar RU-Center.

    Note

    If the Transfer is not completed within 15 days, it is assumed that the Registrant Contact does not wish for the Transfer to complete and the Order is deleted in our system.

Submitting Documentation 
Note

Upon placing a Transfer request for your .RU domain name, you may need to submit some documentation (Anchor: docs) to Registrar RU-Center:

Determine whether you are transferring your domain name from either Registrar RU-Center or one of their Partners or another Registrar:

Perform a Whois Lookup for the domain name at https://www.nic.ru/whois/ and check the name displayed besides registrar.

  • Registrar RU-CENTER-REG-RIPN or RU-Center: This implies that you are transferring your domain name from either Registrar RU-Center or one of their Partners.

    • To complete your transfer, you have 2 options:

      1. Instructions for Transferring through your existing Control Panel at RU-Center: If you have your existing NIC-D Handle and Contact Password, simply follow the below mentioned process:

        • Visit http://nic.ru/en/index.html.

        • Click the Log in link on the top right corner of the screen.

        • Mention your NIC-D Handle and Contact Password in their respective fields and click the Log in -> button.

          If you have forgotten your NIC-D Handle or Contact Password, click the Forgot password or contract number? button, to retrieve the same.

          If you are unsure about your NIC-D Handle, contact the Registration Service Provider through whom you have registered your .RU domain name.

        • Upon login, go to Orders -> Domain Transfer -> Account to Account.

        • Specify your .RU domain name and click Continue.

        • Enter your New NIC-D Handle and Contact Password. These will be provided in the Transfer-in Instruction Email sent by our system to you.

      2. Instructions for Transferring your domain name without having access to your existing Control Panel at RU-Center: To complete your Transfer in this circumstance, you need to submit the following documentation to Registrar RU-Center while stating our NIC-REG Contact as 10518 and your new NIC-D Handle. Your new NIC-D Handle will be provided in the Transfer-in Instruction Email sent by our system to you.

        • Instructions for Transferring without changing your Contact Details: If while placing your Transfer with Verve Logic, you have mentioned the same contact details as those present in your domain name, then you need to follow the below mentioned instructions:

          • For Organization: If your present Contact Type is Organization, then you need to completely fill and submit the document available here to Registrar RU-Center via FAX to +7 (495) 737-0602.

          • For Individual or Sole Trader: If your present Contact Type is either Individual or Sole Trader, then you need to completely fill and submit the document available here to Registrar RU-Center via FAX to +7 (495) 737-0602.

          Apart from the documents stated above, you need to also send the following documents to Registrar RU-Center via either Postal Mail or have them delivered by hand:

          • For Russian Residents: Russian residents can find detailed instructions about which documents to submit, how to submit, etc. here.

          • For Non-Russians: If you are not a Russian resident, you need to follow the instructions about which documents to submit, how to submit, etc. here.

        • Instructions for Transferring while also changing your Contact Details: If while placing your Transfer with Verve Logic, you have mentioned different contact details than those present in your domain name, then you need to follow the below mentioned instructions:

          • For Organization: If your present Contact Type is Organization, then you need to completely fill and submit the document available here to Registrar RU-Center via FAX to +7 (495) 737-0602.

          • For Individual or Sole Trader: If your present Contact Type is either Individual or Sole Trader, then you need to completely fill and submit the document available here to Registrar RU-Center via FAX to +7 (495) 737-0602.

          Apart from the documents stated above, you need to also send the following documents to Registrar RU-Center:

          • For Russian Residents: Russian residents can find detailed instructions about which documents to submit, how to submit, etc. here.

          • For Non-Russians: If you are not a Russian resident, you need to follow the instructions about which documents to submit, how to submit, etc. here.

          You need to also identify yourself to Registrar RU-Center. Instructions for what documents need to be submitted can be found here.

  • Other Registrars: To Transfer your domain name from any other Registrar:

    • You need to initiate the Transfer at the Current Registrar with whom you are managing your .RU domain name. Inform the Current Registrar to transfer your .RU domain name to Registrar RU-Center (identifier RU-CENTER-REG-RIPN), and

    • submit the following documentation to Registrar RU-Center while stating our NIC-REG Contact as 10518 and your new NIC-D Handle (provided in the Transfer-in Instruction Email sent by our system to you):

      • For Organization: If your present Contact Type is Organization, then you need to completely fill and submit the document available here to Registrar RU-Center via FAX to +7 (495) 737-0602.

      • For Individual or Sole Trader: If your present Contact Type is either Individual or Sole Trader, then you need to completely fill and submit the document available here to Registrar RU-Center via FAX to +7 (495) 737-0602.

      Apart from the documents stated above, you need to also send the following documents to Registrar RU-Center via either Postal Mail or have them delivered by hand:

      • For Russian Residents: Russian residents can find detailed instructions about which documents to submit, how to submit, etc. here.

      • For Non-Russians: If you are not a Russian resident, you need to follow the instructions about which documents to submit, how to submit, etc. here.

Instructions for Resellers

  1. Login to your Reseller Control Panel. 3

  2. In the Menu, point to Products -> Domain Registration and then click Transfer.

  3. Now, enter the domain name you wish to Transfer.

  4. Enter the Username (Email Address) of the Customer, on whose behalf you wish to Transfer this domain name. If the Customer is new, you can Add the Customer, by filling the form given there.

  5. Select a .RU Contact (Registrant Contact) for this domain name. You may select from the available list of Contacts or click Add New to add a new Registrant Contact.

    Contacts Archival 
    Note

    Unused Contacts (except Default Contacts) that were created more than six months ago are archived. Archived Contacts will not appear in the List of Contacts, would not be searchable and will not be available for selection during domain name transfer.

    Additional Information

    Default Contacts

    You need to provide the following additional details about the Registrant Contact:

    • For Organization: If you select the Contact Type as Organization, then you need to provide the following details as well:

      • Legal Address: This needs to include a minimum of 2 words. This indicates the place of incorporation, including Country of incorporation of the Organization.

        Example:

        New York, U.S.A.

      • Taxpayer Identification Number (code): This is a 10 digit number and is mandatory for Organizations incorporated in Russia.

      • Territory-linked Taxpayer Number (kpp): This is the Territory-linked Taxpayer number. This is a 9 digit number and is mandatory for Organizations incorporated in Russia.

      • Full Company Name: This is the legally registered company name, as mentioned in the Company Formation documents.

    • For Individual: If you select the Contact Type as Individual, then you need to provide the following details as well:

      • Registrant's Name (preferably in Russian)

      • Passport Information: This needs to include the Document number, Issued by, Issued Date of the Passport.

      • Birth Date: This needs to be entered as a numeric value in DD.MM.YYYY format.

  6. Do not select the Privacy Protection checkbox as it is not supported for .RU domain names.

    Additional Information

    Privacy Protection

  7. Next, select the check box to agree to the associated Product Agreement(s).

    Note

    This is a mandatory action.

  8. Proceed with completing the Transfer process.

    Note

    Transferring a .RU domain name is free of cost and does not include a 1 year Renewal.

  9. After you have placed the Transfer Order, the Customer email address will receive an e-mail from Verve Logic with instructions to complete the Transfer by submitting certain documents to Registrar RU-Center.

    Note

    If the Transfer is not completed within 15 days, it is assumed that the Registrant Contact does not wish for the Transfer to complete and the Order is deleted in our system.

Submitting Documentation 
Note

Upon placing a Transfer request for a .RU domain name, your Customer may need to submit some documentation to Registrar RU-Center, to complete the Transfer. 4