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''' The Foundation for Assistance for Internet Technologies and Infrastructure Development (FAITID)''' is non-profit organization responsible in for implementing initiatives aimed to increase the Internet use of internet in Russian communities and around the world. The organization was established in 2011. [[Dmitry Burkov ]] serves as Chairman of the FAITID Board. <ref>[http://en.faitid.org/ About the Foundation]</ref>
==New gTLD Applications==
FAITID submitted its application for the [[.moscow]] and [[.москва]] (Russian translation for Moscow) [[GeoTLD|geographical TLDs]] on April 12, 2012. The organization submitted its applications for the TLDs in Latin and Cyrillic scripts. The requirements for the application was applications were prepared through the collaboration of with [[Sedari]], a TLD consulting, management and technology firm expert in ICANN process , and the [[ISC| Internet Systems Consortium]] Consortium, which provides provided technical assistance. According to FAITID, the standard price per for domain names registered under the .moscow and .москва strings will be around 600 Roubles (20$). <ref>[http://www.domainmoscow.org/node/105 Application for .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА TLDs was Submitted to ICANN]</ref>
<ref>[http://www.thedomains.com/2012/01/24/sedari-working-on-moscow-application/ Sedari Working On .Moscow Application]</ref>
==Background of the .moscow (.москва) Project==
In 2010, the [[Coordination Center for TLD RU]] (CC for TLD RU), the registry operator of the [[.ru]] [[ccTLD]] and [[.РФ]] [[IDN ccTLD]] ccTLD, initiated the [[.moscow]] ([[.москва]]) project. The CC for TLD RU proposed the project to the different government agencies in Moscow including , and suggested the creation of a special community council to administer it. <ref>[http://www.domainmoscow.org/node/49 RU-CENTER has announced the idea of TLDs .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА implementation]</ref>
Following the CC for TLD RU's proposal, the Moskovskiy Komsomolets, one of the leading news paper newspapers in Russia , launched a survey about the project on its website to gather the poll public opinion of the citizens in Moscow. The survey was implement ran from September 2 until October 1, 2010. <ref>[http://www.domainmoscow.org/node/50 A poll in the support of TLDs .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА started on the “Moskovskiy Komsomolets” website]</ref> Thousands of citizens responded and supported the project. The Moscow Department of Culture and Moscow Department of Support and Development of Small and Middle Entrepreneurship (DSDSME) also supported the project and expressed their willingness to participate in creating a Community Council that will to handle the application for the TLDs with ICANN.<ref>[http://www.domainmoscow.org/node/46 Moscow governmental bodies support the idea of .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА implementation]</ref> FAITID was established and took over the responsibility to manage the .moscow/москва project. <ref>[http://www.domainmoscow.org/ About TLDs .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА]</ref>
Since the inception of the .moscow (.москва) project, it was has been presented to the at different international internet Internet conferences and symposiums particularly , and notably during ICANN meetings. It was introduced during the 2010 [[RIPE NCC]] Moscow Regional Meeting.<ref>[http://www.domainmoscow.org/node/45 TLDs .MOSCOW and .МОСКВА were introduced during the RIPE NCC Moscow Regional Meeting 2010]</ref><ref>[http://www.domainmoscow.org/node/71 Moscow TLDs will be introduced on ICANN Meeting in San Francisco]</ref>
==.volga TLD Project==
The organization is also planning to apply for the .volga [[GeoTLD|geographical TLD]] during the second round of [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD program|new gTLD expansion program]]. The .volga TLD will represent the lower and middle territories located in the great Russian river Volga and to help boost the businesses and internet technology developments in the area. <ref>[http://en.faitid.org/projects/volga .Volga TLD]</ref>There is no timeline for a second round of TLDs, but [[ICANN]] has assured stakeholders that it intends to hold one.
==The WebHiTech==
Apart from developing TLDs, the organization also support supports and promote promotes the development of standards in web programming to improve the accessibility and usability of websites through its WebHiTechprogram. Different activities such as , including workshops, forums and contests are implemented held for web developers in the community to facilities facilitate continuous interaction and to find the most technologically advanced websites. <ref>[http://en.faitid.org/projects/webhitech Support for WebHiTech Projects]</ref>
==The Russian Cultural Linguistic Internet Domains (RUCLID) Project==
The RUCLID Project is dedicated in to implementing TLDs to and web spaces that represent the promote Russian cultural linguisticsculture and languages. <ref>[http://en.faitid.org/projects/ruclid Russian Cultural Linguistic Internet Domains]</ref>
==References==

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