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Paris Will Get Its Own Top-Level Domain

Matvey Alexeev, FAITID CEO: "Among the applications for the new top-level domains that were filed within the New gTLD Program, there is a group of TLDs for cities: London, Madrid, Berlin, Tokyo, New York... We've applied for two domains for the Russian capital: .МОСКВА and .MOSCOW, and the domain written in Cyrillic has also successfully passed the initial evaluation phase. This fact as well as .PARIS domain application approval is an evidence that the interest for geographical TLDs is high and new domains are considered as an important tool to work with the city image."



McDonald's and Other Cafes Cay Be Fined for Dangerous Content

The Safer Internet League, the #StopNarkotik (translated as "Stop Drugs") Community Movement and the Moscow branch of the Russia's Volunteer Union have checked how the law On the Children Protection from the Information Doing Harm to Their Health and Development is observed in the public places. As was found out in 3/4 of the examined cafes and other public places with free Wi-Fi a content harmful for children is not filtered. In the opinion of Matvey Alexeev, FAITID CEO, the idea with filtration of the Internet access has the seamy side. The restrictions will affect all users who are in the access area. This will violate people's rights on the access to the information on their choice.



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Salenames domain name registrar filed a complaint to the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) against the Coordination Center for TLD RU. The company contends the Coordination Center does not have authorities to be responsible for the .RU and .РФ TLDs. Matvey Alexeev, FAITID CEO: "The Coordination Center was established in its time as a common organisation, with the efforts of all market players for that moment. The decision was common, the rules were worked out together as well... The fact that Salenames now files an application against the Coordination Center to FAS says only about one thing: that the self-regulation system in our industry nevertheless still suggests some concerns."



An Expert Internet Community Was Established in Russia

Internet Society (ISOC), the international non-profit organisation, approved the authorities of its Russian branch - ISOC Russia Chapter. Among the individuals who became the experts of the ISOC Russia Chapter are Alexey Platonov, Director of the Technical Center of the Internet, Alexey Soldatov, prorector of Moscow State University, Andrey Kolesnikov, Director of the Coordination Center for TLD RU, Alexander Panov, President of the Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development, Dmitry Burkov, RIPE NCC Board Member, Sergey Plugotarenko, Director of RAEC, Mikhail Yakushev, Mail.ru Group Vice-President and Oleg Lebedev, PC Magazine Editor-in-Chief.



The .МОСКВА Domain Will Become a Unified Platform for Governmental Bodies of the Capital

"The .МОСКВА domain will be demanded by those resources that have direct connection to the capital," says Matvey Alexeev, FAITID CEO. "Medical and educational institutions, municipal services, culture and art institutions. It is to become the peculiar marker of the city, identification mark of the capital on the Internet. We expect that the domain will be popular among the representatives of the Moscow businesses, that it will contribute to the enhancement of the investment and travel attractiveness of the city as well as promotion the brand of the capital in the world."



Application for the .МОСКВА Domain Passed ICANN’s Initial Evaluation

ICANN completed initial evaluation of the application for the .МОСКВА Cyrillic TLD, which was submitted by FAITID within the New gTLD Program. “ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) will announce its advice on new gTLDs at ICANN Public Meeting that will take place in Beijing April 7-11. We don’t expect any objections for the .МОСКВА domain from the GAC, We don’t expect any objections for the .МОСКВА TLD from the GAC, so we are sure that it will get the green light in the near future," said Dmitry Burkov, FAITID Board Chairman.



Russian Internet Celebrates 19th Anniversary

“In 1994, the Web was completely unknown to the general public,” says Dmitry Burkov, Chairman of the Board of FAITID. “We had to promote it, prove its benefits, talk about its potential. In fall of 1994, I had a presentation at InterOp94 in Paris. That was one of the first international events dedicated to this topic. At that moment, it was interesting only for a small group of professionals, but basically in a few months there was this explosion of the Web. Honestly, we still don’t understand how that happened and what triggered that.”



Applications for the .МОСКВА and .ДЕТИ Domains Approved by ICANN

Applications for the .МОСКВА and .ДЕТИ Cyrillic top-level domains are approved by ICANN, an organization responsible for regulation of global Internet address space. The .МОСКВА domain will now be managed by the Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development that submitted an application for it to ICANN. And only after the testing the top-level domains will be passed to the Russian Federation. This is expected to happen in July 2013. The names in the .МОСКВА domain will be available for registration as soon as the end of 2013.



Growth of the Internet in Russia: the .ДЕТИ and .МОСКВА Domains Approved

"Since there are no official objections, the number of scores awarded to the application by ICANN experts will be enough for delegation of the .МОСКВА domain," it was announced by FAITID, an organization that submitted this application. [...] The delegation is expected to take place as soon as July 2013.



FAITID Board Chairman Took Part in the GeoTLDs Group Meeting

21 March 2013 a meeting of the GeoTLDs Group took place in Berlin. The .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА TLDs were represented at the event by Dmitry Burkov, Chairman of the FAITID Board: "This is the second meeting in 2013, the first one was held in Amsterdam in January. The main goal of such meetings is that applicants for new geographic TLDs can share their experience."