Soviet domains on the increase

An article that was posted by detnews states that .SU domains are on the rise, with .RU as the primary domain for residents within Russia it is very interesting that the .SU has risen 45 % over the last year.  Mainly attracting bloggers and die hard Soviet supporters it maybe a more difficult task for Iana to phase out the .SU domain name.

Russian nostalgia for the Soviet empire is part of the story. Nashi, or “Ours,” is a pro-Kremlin youth group that gained notoriety for raucous protests against Kremlin critics. The group loyally praises President Vladimir Putin at “nashi.su,” though it denies its choice of the “.su” domain was meant to send a political message.

To read more of the article : http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080606/BIZ04/806060308/1020/NATION