I. What is .САЙТ and .ОНЛАЙН ?

1. Why .САЙТ and .ОНЛАЙН?

  • • The whole domain name is written entirely in Cyrillic - content is easily accessible for reading and understanding

  • • In Bulgarian for example, it is much easier to remember: моят.сайт than moyat.site / копривщица.онлайн than koprivshtitsa.online

  • • With domains in your own language your domain will be easily recognizable

  • • Your name or trademark will be displayed on the Internet in its original form

  • • A .САЙТ and .ОНЛАЙН will be easy to find on the Internet

  • • Supports all standard Cyrillic, including the symbol “? “

  • • Domains are new, which means that there is a huge space available for registration

Using the Cyrillic alphabet, .САЙТ and .ОНЛАЙН domains will facilitate creation of Web content that is easily accessible for reading and  for  understanding from Internet users worldwide. Internet is already in your language!

2. What is the difference between .САЙТ and .ОНЛАЙН?

The new IDNs in Cyrillic .САЙТ and .ОНЛАЙН both are widely used TLDs,  oriented towards registrants and Internet users, who write in the Cyrillic alphabet in Russia, Bulgaria, Belarus and Ukraine, while being also easily recognizable by the population of other neighboring Balkan and Baltic countries that use and?or are familiar with Cyrillic-script  languages.


.САЙТ and .ОНЛАЙН will fit a wide array of purposes for a wide variety of Internet users:

The word “сайт” means “site” in the sense of “web site”.

CORE propose .САЙТ for the BUSINESS, Governance,  Institutions - corporate websites; Institutional sites; business pages,  emblematic pages dedicated to physical sites of cultural heritage or  governmental institutions, etc.

The word “онлaйн” means “online” in the sense of available on the Internet.

According to CORE, .ОНЛАЙН is closer to people. One of our slogans says “Be ONLINE”, so this IDN in Cyrillic is more PERSONAL - for private homepages and blogs, youth organizations, modern currents.

3. Will .САЙТ and .ОНЛАЙН TLDs be open or closed?

Absolutely OPEN. Every natural person or organization can register their .САЙТ and .ОНЛАЙН domain name with no restrictions.

II. LAUNCH information

1.What is the launch sequence for .САЙТ and .ОНЛАЙН?

The launch sequence is as follows:
Sunrise Period is designed for:
Trademark and other distinctive signs rights holders. This includes a first subcategory for trademarks registered in Cyrillic scripts, and figurative trademarks whose textual part is expressed in Cyrillic script, and a second subcategory for other distinctive rights, such as Designations of Origin.
Sunrise is a special period that provides current brand and trademark owners the opportunity to secure their trademark name under the new top level domain. Registration fee during this period is usually higher as trademarks will need to be verified and cleared. Trademark holders can opt to register their trademark with Trademark Clearinghouse (secretariat@corenic.org), or provide trademark data to their Registrar at the moment of ordering a domain name.
Landrush – registration period for entities and individuals without prior rights to the name they wish to register. It is intended for highly sought-after generic names and are usually priced higher than in the general availability.
General Availability – This phase is open to the general public and is a first-come, first served launch. .САЙТ and .ОНЛАЙН domains are registered in real time.

2. Premium or Reserved Names

Registry will withhold .САЙТ  and .ОНЛАЙН domain names from open registrations that are considered  premium domains, i.e. highly desired or unique names. .САЙТ and .ОНЛАЙН domains with this premium status will eventually be auctioned to the highest bidder.

III. FOR Registrars

I want to offer .САЙТ and .ОНЛАЙН domain names to my customers?

If you are an ICANN accredited registrar, please contact us.
If you are not an ICANN accredited registrar, please contact one of our accredited registrars.

IV. FOR Registrants/End-users

1. How can the end-user register a domain with .САЙТ or .ОНЛАЙН domains?

End users have to contact their domain providers and find out whether they offer the new Cyrillic domains. You can also find the list of .САЙТ and .ОНЛАЙН accredited registrars.

2. What will be the price for registration of one of these domains in Cyrillic?

The fees that the accredited registrars charge to their customers vary and depend also on the registration services they provide. Please check each registrar’s website for their respective offers.