European domains: Greece (.gr)
Greek Domain Name Check: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Greek domain type, ie. “gr”. Therefore to search “www.nominate.gr” enter “nominate” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
To register search for its availabilty in the box above and then buy domain names.
Once the domain is registered
All Greek domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Greek domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but Nominate make no charge to transfer a domain to another Greek domain name registrar.
In charge of maintaining the ccTLD of Greece (.gr) is The Registry of .gr Domain names. They are a department of the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas. They received this role thanks to EETT. This ccTLD was registered in 1987 by FORTH-ICS, their expertise helping create a newer and better infrastructure throughout the years.
Though having been around for a long time, it was only since 2005 that it was possible for domain names to contain Greek Characters, known as IDN's. It doesn't need any special plug-ins to seen these IDN domain names in newer browsers, and companies like Windows are working hard to make sure all their Internet Explorers accept them. On this topic, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 allows IDN's. To find out more, please visit Microsoft's website.
Domain names which consist of alpha arithmetic characters which match lower/ upper case, unpunctuated or punctuated are called by the name of Homograph. These can be shown in the following examples: "eett.gr" and "εεττ.gr" appear equal, similar with capital letters "EETT.gr" and "ΕΕΤΤ.gr". Whether you want to allow homographs or not is up to the registrant of the domain names, and it is also up to them which homographs are activated. A fee must be paid for these homographs.
To register a .gr ccTLD, the following must happen:
- After the application is submitted, the domain name is checked by the .gr registry. Once this has happened, it will be active within three hours. It is temporary and does not give any rights over the name.
- EETT finally examines the applications within twenty days. From here they can either reject or accept it.
To keep the domain names much more organised, sub-domains are available:
- com.gr: - For Commercial use
- edu.gr: For Educational use
- net.gr: For the use of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and network providers
- org.gr: For non-profit organisations
- gov.gr: For Government use, no exceptions.
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