Status: Delegated
Language: Russian
Translates to: site
Manager: CORE
Registry Provider: CORE
Type: IDN gTLD
ASCII Translation: .xn--80aswg
Category: Technology
PIC Submitted: Yes, Download Here
Priority #: 9

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.сайт is an IDN gTLD being proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is CORE.[1] The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the Root Zone on 23 October, 2013.[2]

Application Details

The following is excerpted from the applicant response to question #18:

"CORE Internet Council of Registrars is submitting the application for the .сайт TLD. The purpose of .сайт is to be a common and widely used TLD, oriented towards registrants and Internet users which write in the Cyrillic alphabet. The word “сайт” means “site”, a term widely used by all Internet users of the Cyrillic alphabet in Belarus, Bulgaria, Russia 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.

CORE Internet Council Of Registrars is sure that the “.сайт” will fit a wide array of purposes for a wide variety of Internet users: corporate websites; personal homepages⁄blogs; Institutional site; commercial and non-commercial pages etc. The сайт TLD will also become a more natural place for such things as emblematic pages dedicated to physical sites of cultural heritage or governmental institutions, as using names expressed in non-local alphabets feels, at least, unsuitable. сайт TLD broad meaning will have equal appeal for them all.

CORE Internet Council of Registrars is a Swiss-based Association whose 60+ members are registrars and domain-name resellers with a global reach, including areas using Cyrillic script. CORE has fifteen years worth of experience in the domain registration industry both as registrar and as registry operator provider. CORE Internet Council of Registrars original and ongoing purpose is to keep the Internet’s naming and addressing infrastructure in the public trust."[3]

Contract Signed

On 14 July 2013, CORE received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for . сайт after passing the Initial Evaluation.[4] It was one of the first 4 contracts to be signed as part of the New gTLD Program.[5]

Delegation and Availability

.сайт was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on October 22, 2013, completing the successful application for the string. It was one of the first 4 strings delegated to the Root as part of the New gTLD Program.[2]


The Registry announced that the Sunrise Period for the string would begin 16 January 2014 and end on 18 March 2014.[6]