On the eve of the Day of the City of Moscow, the national domain name registrar RU-CENTER initiated a project to create city domains. MOSCOW and. MOSCOW for the Russian capital. The corresponding proposal, according to the registrar's press release, was sent to Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov and to the relevant committees and departments of the Moscow government. In addition, the official website of the project, www.domainmoscow.ru, was launched . As part of the celebration of the Moscow City Day, on September 4-5, 2010, the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve will collect signatures in support of the project.
“Today, the main thing is to form a community around the idea of introducing“ Moscow ”domains,” said Pavel Khramtsov, deputy general director of RU-CENTER. With the assistance of the Moscow government and active citizens, domains for the Russian capital may become a reality in the coming years, according to the project initiators. "Now we are working on the technical and organizational issues of creating domains, it is necessary to prepare a corresponding application to ICANN (international coordinator of domain names) in a short time and get its approval," Khramtsov says. According to ICANN's plans, the cost of processing applications for all new top-level domains, including .MOSCOW and .MOSCOW, will be set at $ 180,000. ')
Moscow can join the ranks of the first megacities of the world, which have received their own top-level domains.
The leading metropolises of the world - London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Tokyo - have already announced their intention to get city top-level domains.