Russians Snub ICANN with IDN SU Registrations

RU Center logoThe attempt by ICANN to delete the obsolete .su ccTLD is causing some headaches with a reluctance to let the old ccTLD go by webmasters and registrants reports Multilingual Search.

ICANN is in the process of determining the future of the former Soviet Union’s ccTLD and last September asked for the operators of the .su registry to let registrants know of the issues involved and to free registrations.

So what happened, the .su registry “announced an 80% price cut to their domain in the Russian press, bringing it into line with .RU pricing and the launch of IDN (international) version of the domain extension. Not exactly the reaction ICANN must have been hoping for.”

To read the Multilingual Search article in full, see www.multilingual-search.com/russians-snub-icann-with-idn-su-registrations/14/04/2008.