Cyrillic top-level domain « .ДЕТИ » successfully passed the initial assessment phase of ICANN. This means that the platform for young Russian-speaking Internet audience will be available soon in the global network. Smart Internet Foundation applied for the domain.
The new Cyrillic domain will become an independent Internet web-space adapted for children’s interests and specifics of teenage perception. Domain « .ДЕТИ » is a social project that does not imply making a profit. Its purpose is to make the Internet more friendly, safe and interesting for the young audience of the global network.
If there are no other applicants on the top-level domain, no remarks and warnings, the signing of the contract with ICANN will be the next step for registry of the new domain. In this particular case Smart Internet Foundation was the only applicant for the domain « .ДЕТИ ».
“Today is the beginning of real countdown of the domain zone « .ДЕТИ » launching. Everything that was before — was just only general promises and stories that Smart Internet Foundation defends the interests of Russia at the highest level in “administration of the Internet” — ICANN. Now the results of our work are obvious. Russian-speaking children will have their Internet segment, and the unique domain space” — Ilya Peresedov, the executive director of Smart Internet Foundation considers.
“We are very pleased that domain « .ДЕТИ » passed the initial assessment phase. This is a long awaited and very important milestone in its development – said Marina Nikerova, Deputy Director-General of «The Technical Center of Internet». Now the new domain expects technical tests and the delegation process – all this, in turn, brings the launch of a unique Internet space where children can safely enjoy all the opportunities of the Internet”.
Among other domains that have passed the initial assessment phase of ICANN, VeriSign has applied for the domain «. KOM», as well as another Cyrillic domain «. MOSCOW». «Smart Internet Foundation» and «The Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ» together congratulate colleagues from «Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development» and wish successful development of a new Russian-speaking domain platform!