The .rs domains of Serbia
by domisfera (.rs (Serbia))
From January 10, 2008 it will be possible to register .rs Serbian domains. Slobodan Markovic from RNIDS told Domisfera that "The official starting date is not known yet and it is expected that Managing Board of .rs registry will determine the date at a session after mid-January. Most likely launch date for .rs is sometime towards the end of January or in February".
The Republic of Serbia has a population of 10 millions and the official language is the Serbian. It has two alphabets: a variation on the Cyrillic alphabet and a variation on the Latin alphabet. The characters of the two alphabets map to each other one-to-one and the Serbian has a simple principle: "write as you speak and read as it is written" .
Serbian Registry of Domain Names (RNIDS) has the task of migrating users from the .yu (Yugoslavia) domain. After this transition is complete, the .yu domain will be decommissioned and there will be two new ccTLDS: .rs (Serbia) and .me (Montenegro). It is envisaged this transfer will take a couple of years, and ICANN will monitor the progress.
The RNIDS Assembly ratified the Letter of Intent with ICANN, signed by a Serbian delegation at 30th International Public ICANN Meeting. In this photo are Vint Cerf, Mirjana Tasić and Paul Twomey:
Ten days before the beginning of .rs domain registration, RNIDS will stop receiving requests for registering new .yu domains. All .yu domains, which have been registered until then, will continue to function normally at least until 30th September 2009.
Once the registration of .rs domains begins, current owners of .yu domains will have a priority in the first six months to register the same .rs domain name. All domain names which have not been registered until now with .yu extension will be immediately available for registration with .rs extension. According to the new regulations, everybody can register an unlimited number of .rs domains.
The prices without VAT in Serbian dinars (RSD) and U.S. dollars (USD) will be the following ones: