Registry's Latest News

  • 4 July 2018

    We are pleased to announce the official launch date of the .ελ Registry is July 10th, at 11:00 (local time).

    Registration of domain names under the .ελ ccTLD will be possible for every interested person or legal entity, as long as the domain name of choice (or any homographs) is not already registered under .gr. To clarify,

    for a period of three (3) months following the start of operations of the .ελ Registry, the assignment of .ελ Domain Names will be carried out in accordance with the following provisions of the “Regulation on Management and Assignment of .gr and .ελ Domain Names” and under the following restrictions:

    • .ελ Domain Names in which the Variable Field is the same or a homograph of the Variable Field of already assigned second level .gr Domain Names are to be assigned only to the Registrant / Holder of the corresponding second level .gr Domain Name.
    • .ελ Domain Names in which the Variable Field is the same or a homograph of the Variable Field of already assigned third level .gr Domain Names in which the second level is Non-variable and assuming there is no assigned second level .gr Domain Name with the same or a homograph Variable Field are to be assigned to the Registrant / Holder of the corresponding third level .gr Domain Name who first submits a Registration Declaration.
    • In case there are homograph second level .gr Domain Names assigned to different Holders, then the corresponding .ελ Domain Names are not assigned.

     

    These restrictions cease to exist following the end of the three-month period on 10/10/2018 at 11:00 local time.

    The complete terms and conditions for the registration of domain names under .ελ can be found at the Regulation on Management and Assignment of .gr and .ελ Domain Names.

  • 14 May 2018

    EETT announces the extension of the duration of the Public Consultation on the amendment of the EETT Decision "Regulation on Management and Assignment of [.gr] and [.ελ] Domain Names" until Friday 18-05-2018 at 11.00 am.

  • 8 May 2018

    Public consultation on the amendment of the EETT Decision "Regulation on Management and Assignment of [.gr] or [.ελ] Domain Names". The consultation period is from 8-5-2018 to 14-5-2018.

  • 19 March 2018

    New Regulation on Management and Assignment of .gr and .ελ Domain Names (Decision No. 843/2 of 01/03/2018) of the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT).

  • 3 November 2017

    The public consultation process and delivery of opinions regarding the Regulation on Management and Assignment of .gr and .ελ Domain Names was initiated by EETT on 30 October 2017. The consultation period ends in 30 November 2017.

  • 16 February 2016

    Since January 24th, 2016 the Registry of .gr domain names offers the .gr Registry Lock Service (RLS), which provides users with an optional higher level of protection for .gr domain names. Please refer to this link for more details.

  • 15 July 2015

    Extension of the exclusive right of use acquired upon assignment of a .gr domain name and the right of reservation from the expiry of the exclusive right of use (in Greek). Please refer to this link for more details.

  • 9 July 2015

    Extension of the exclusive right of use acquired upon assignment of a .gr domain name and the right of reservation from the expiry of the exclusive right of use (in Greek). Please refer to this link for more details.

  • 29 June 2015

    Extension of the exclusive right of use acquired upon assignment of a .gr domain name and the right of reservation from the expiry of the exclusive right of use (in Greek). Please refer to this link for more details.

  • 19 September 2014

    Certification of the .gr Registry's Information Security Management System (ISMS) according to the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard specifications in the scope of Operation, Maintenance and Technical Support of the Registry of domain names ending in .gr". Please refer to this link for more details.

  • 19 November 2014

    Please review the Decision No. 737/10/23-10-2014 of the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT) "Amendment of the Regulation on Management and Assignment of .gr Domain Names and other provisions" (in Greek).

  • 9 October 2014

    The Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT) announces the publication of the tender document for assigning .gr domain names which variable field is an Internet key word. Please refer to this link for more details .

  • August 2011

    In accordance with the transitory provisions of the Regulation on Management and Assignment of “.gr” Domain Names (Government Gazette 593/B/14-4-2011) and specifically under subsection A) of paragraph 3 of Article 22 "Transitional Provisions":


    ΕΕΤΤ shall reject any application for the assignment of a [.gr] Domain Name in the following limitedly specified cases that constitute absolute grounds for rejection: a. If the Variable Field of a requested 2nd level [.gr] Domain Name is the same as a geographical term included in the list of geographical terms published on the ΕΕΤΤ website in its Greek and Latin form (according to Annex XII attached hereto) and the data included in the registration application do not identify the Holder submitting it as the corresponding Local Government Organisation entitled to it. This restriction shall not be applicable to the Variable Field of a requested 3rd level [.gr] Domain Name. b. If the Variable Field of a 2nd level [.gr] Domain Name constitutes a country code included in the ISO 3166-1 list of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) etc
    Please be informed that as of 8 August 2011:
    a) The list of geographical terms used by the Registry is updated according to Kallikratis plan.
    b) The ISO 3166-1 list of the ISO organization used by the Registry is updated (version ISO 3166:2008).

  • December 2010

    Since December 15th, 2010 the .gr zone file as well as the zone files for the secondary level domains are digitally signed by making use of the DNSSEC technology. As the authoritative RRSets of the .gr zone are signed, DNS resolvers can use the public key that singed those records and thus authenticate them, which greatly improves the security and authenticity of the information returned from DNS name servers, eliminating DNS spoofing. Please refer to this link for more details.

  • March 8th, 2010

    Start of the trial period of the DNSSEC technology by FORTH-ICS, the registry of .gr domain names.

  • December 2008

    Certification of .gr Registry's Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2008, by an independent certification body.

  • Announcement from EETT about e-mails, sending from the .gr Registry to registrants (in Greek).

  • July 2005

    The Registration of domain names in Greek characters (e.g. ίδρυματεχνολογίαςέρευνας .gr) has started on the 4th of July 2005, 10.00 A.M. Local time (07.00 UTC). Please refer to this link for more details.