Today, the Technical Center of the Internet provides backbone services to the registries and runs the domain registration services of Russia's national domains (.RU and .РФ), as well as for .SU, .ДЕТИ and .TATAR. The Technical Center of Internet's mission is to ensure seamless functioning for Russia's Internet facilities and services.
A highly professional technical center, TCI focuses on supporting the DNS infrastructure in Russia as well as on engaging accredited registrars. TCI was created as a response to increasing number of domain names in .RU and .SU, as well as to the launch of the first Cyrillic domain in the internet, .РФ. To further facilitate Internet development in Russia, two major geographic registries, the Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ and Foundation for Internet Development (FID), a registry for .SU, chose to integrate registrar policies and introduce unified standards for all registrars. Today, TCI offers a technological platform to both of Russia's registries as well as service contracts to the registrars.
TCI performs technical register support services for registrars in .RU, .РФ and .SU, based on license agreements with the Coordination Center and FID. Being a critical part of Russia's Internet infrastructure, TCI and its DNS system are independent subjects, enabling accredited registrars to gain equal access to the main register and the DNS system.