Media: the government has decided to take control of domains .EN .Russia

Nonprofit Coordinating center (CC) national Internet domain administrator domain top urovney I. RF — prepared for nationalization. About this newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to own sources.

According to the source, the reform of the centre was discussed in late July at a meeting in the Ministry of communications attended including representatives of the FSB, the Ministry of Finance, Federal tax service of Roskomnadzor. Then the fate of the centre, and the TCI (Technical center of Internet, 75% owned by CC, 25% — to Fund of development of Internet, it services Central registry and a system of registration of national domains .ru, .of the Russian Federation and the domain .su and ensures trouble-free work of domain addressing of the Russian segment of the Internet).

KTS offers “virtually eliminated” in favor of the design formulated in the so-called bill on the Autonomous system of the Russian Internet”, – writes the edition.

According to the interlocutor of the newspaper, there are four main contenders to obtain the powers of the centre: “Rostelecom”, research Institute “Voskhod”, “giprosvjaz” and research Institute of radio.

“Assistant President Igor Shchegolev is lobbying for the option to “Rostelecom”, Deputy head of the Ministry of communications Alexei Sokolov is with the research Institute “Voskhod”. From the point of view of the authors of the reforms, it is pure Commerce, a business that wants to learn,” the source added.

The Internet development Fund and get the KC 130 million of royalties per year. The TCI receives annually about 420 million rubles with the Registrar for registration or renewal of domains

Another interviewee noted that no discussion had been held, “virtually all participants were presented with a fait accompli”.

In addition, according to the newspaper, and replace the Director of KC Andrei Vorobyov: by December 2016, its position can take the partner of lawyer Bureau “Egorov, Afanasiev, Puginsky and partners” Stanislav Puginsky. The sparrows did not respond to calls, and in the company “Egorov, Afanasiev, Puginsky & partners declined to comment.

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