With UK, USA and European economies struggling along at best, and Russia booming, is 2012 the year you start look towards Russia? Here’s our perfectly timed list of seven sure-fire reasons why you should be registering your .ru domain name in 2012.
The Russian economy is growing, and growing fast.
According to Wikipedia, in 2011 Russia’s gross domestic product grew by 4.2 percent, the world’s third highest growth rate among leading economies. By registering your .ru domain name you can have a slice of the $1.8 trillion Russian economy.
Boost traffic to your website
Registering an .ru domain name for your website can help boost traffic to your site by ranking in Google Russia – the Russian version of Google. This is particularly useful if you already have a website targeted at Russian users but are not seeing the kind of traffic to your website that you hoped for.
Russians are buying lots of European goods and services
According to Bank of Russia in the first six months of 2012, Russia imported over $46 billion on transportation, travel (read tourism) and other services. Primary imports into Russia are machinery, transport equipment, plastics, medicines, iron and steel, consumer goods, meat. European businesses, including UK firms account for over 50% of Russia’s imports. These figures really speak for themselves in terms of showing the massive potential Russia offers to any firm able to offer these type of services.
You don’t need to be Russian to register .ru domains
Unlike some official country domain names, .ru domain names have simple eligibility rules meaning anyone can register an .ru domain – even if you’re not fluent in Russian!
Protect your online brand from Russian cybersquatters
By registering your .ru domain names today you can protect your online brand from cybersquatting. At just £12.00 per year registering your .ru domain is an inexpensive way of protecting your trademarks and ideas.
Lots of Russian’s speak English
According to WikiPedia 4.9% of the Russian population can speak English. Ranking Russia as 26th in the list of Countries by English-speaking population. On their own these figures don’t seem that great. However this still amounts to over 7 million English-speaking Russians. These figures are based on the 2002 Russian census so a little dated. WikiPedia mentions more than 9 million schoolgoers studied English as a foreign language in 2008-2009. Meaning today’s figures for English-speaking Russian is likely much higher.
Lots of Russians are on the web
The Russian internet audience is estimated at around 42 million and our hunch is a big percentage of these users consider English as their second language.
Lots of .ru domain name up for grabs
Our research shows that the total number of .ru domain names registered is just a little over 3 million. Using our free .ru domain name checker you can quickly see the huge potential.
Register .ru only £12.00
Register any .ru domain name for only £12.00 per year. To check if your .ru domain name is available enter your domain name or enter a few keywords into our free domain name checker and click “search”.
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