"Coordination Center for TLD of the Republic of Tatarstan initiated the appearance of a new Russian TLD .TATAR. Domain application was prepared in partnership with the Technical Center of Internet which provided technical assistance and consultations in making an application and sending it to ICANN.
Domain .TATAR is a cultural and linguistic Internet domain which is meant in compliance with the plans of its creators for the Tatar language speakers and culture representatives who live both in and beyond the Republic of Tatarstan. The new domain will help Tatar Community to identify itself better in multi-lingual global Internet Environment.
We should remind that back in 2005 the first domain zone for a cultural and linguistic community appeared in the Internet, it was TLD .CAT which was meant for the Catalan language speakers and culture representatives. That approach to the creation of new domains proved to be successful. By April 1, 2012 this zone accounted for 53 643 domain names, domain .CAT continues to develop successfully.
It is important to notice that one of the initiators and developers of the project for TLD .TATAR registration was the new Minister of Telecommunications and Mass Communications of the RF Nikolay Nikiforov, who before the appointment occupied the position of the Minister of Informatization and Communications of Tatarstan.
“Domain .TATAR may become the first Russian cultural and linguistic domain and the Technical Center of Internet participated in this ambitious project with great interest. We have already had experience of registration and implementation of the gTLD .RF, therefore our experience and knowledge proved to be useful while preparing an application for domain .TATAR”, said the first Deputy General Director of JSC”Technical Center of Internet” Marina Nikerova.
“An application for domain .TATAR is one of the consistent stages of Tatarstan Informatization. It is not a secret that our republic is one of the flagships of the IT development of Russian regions. The appearance in the Internet of a separate segment of the Tatar language and culture will attract to the Internet a new generation of Internet users. It will make a positive influence on the further development and spread of Tatar culture”, says the Minister of Informatization and Communications of the Republic of Tatarstan Roman Shaikhutdinov."