Once a mistake was discovered in the printed matter: a typo in the domain name. There was no time to remake anything, since the products were already distributed.

    Usually in this case the domain name with a typo is simply registered and the redirection is configured, but there it was. Due to an error, the first half of the domain name was Latin, the second half Cyrillic. It looked something like this: "".

    The rules for registering domain names in .RU and .РФ domains read as follows:
    3.1.1. The domain name in the .RU domain should consist of its own designation, unique within the top-level domain, and the characters “.ru”.
    Own designation must meet the following technical requirements:
    1) contain at least two characters;
    2) contain no more than 63 characters;
    3) begin and end with a letter or number;
    4) do not contain characters other than letters, numbers and hyphens (valid letters are letters of the Latin alphabet; uppercase and lowercase letters do not differ);
    5) do not contain hyphens in the 3rd and 4th positions at the same time.

    A conflict was brewing in my head. First, Cyrillic domains in the .RU zone cannot be registered, and secondly, Cyrillic domains in the .RU zone exist (, How then did these domains appear if they cannot be registered?

    whois quickly told me who is the registrar of domain name data.
    Hidden text
    % By submitting a query to RIPN's Whois Service
    % you agree to abide by the following terms of use:
    % (in Russian) 
    % (in English).
    domain: XN--E1AJEDS9E.RU
    org: JSC Regional Network Information Center
    registrar: RU-CENTER-REG-RIPN
    created: 2003.11.21
    paid-till: 2012.11.21
    free-date: 2012.12.22
    source: TCI
    Last updated on 2012.12.22 20:56:36 MSK

    In polite form, I wrote a letter in which I asked on what basis the domain was registered. A response was quickly received in which they listed all the above rules, thereby actually confirming that the domain is incorrect. The immediate answer to my question looked something like this: “We do not know on what grounds this domain is registered. Contact the focal point for information. ”

    It turns out that in the .RU zone you can still register Cyrillic domains, provided that you are the Kremlin or the president.

    UPD: December 25, 2012, the and domains ceased to exist.

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