DISCLAIMER: The English translation of the “Terms and Conditions” is provided below for the convenience of our non-Greek speaking customers. Regardless of this, only the original Greek language version is legally binding.

Legal Notice

The following terms of use (“Terms”) are applicable to visitors of the .gr and .ελ Registry Domain Names websites www.gr, www.ελ and grweb.ics.forth.gr (henceforth the “Website”), a department of the Institute of Computer Science, of the Foundation for Research & Technology Hellas (FORTH-ICS).

Please read them carefully before using the Website. By accessing and using this Website you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree to these Terms, you should not use the Website.

FORTH-ICS reserves the right to amend these Terms from time to time without notice in its sole and absolute discretion.

The latest review was done in August 02, 2020.

General - Legal Use of the Website

You may use the Website only for lawful purposes. FORTH-ICS maintains the Website to enhance public access to information about its activities and for checking the availability of .gr or .ελ domain names. Any information on the Website is provided "as is". Despite our care and best efforts, FORTH-ICS cannot warrant that the information on the Website is complete, accurate and up-to-date. Any information or material posted on the Website is not intended to constitute an advice upon which to rely. FORTH-ICS expressly disclaims any and all liability and responsibility arising from use of the Websites or any reliance upon or use of information posted on the Website, by anyone. If the Website contains information about laws or regulations or decisions adopted by public authorities, these might have been amended, repealed, or replaced since they were made available on the Website. Therefore, you should only rely on the latest official version as published by those authorities.

The information provided on the Website may contain third-party information and links to third parties or third-party websites. Such third-party information does not represent the opinion of FORTH-ICS and links to third-party websites are provided for convenience only. FORTH-ICS does not express any opinion on, and cannot be held liable for the content of such third-party information or websites.

You may not use the Website:

  • in any way that breaches applicable national or international laws or regulations;
  • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent or has an unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  • in any way that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any FORTH-ICS server, or the network(s) connected thereto;
  • in any way that constitutes an act of defamation, or an abuse or violation of third party rights;
  • use any material or information, including images or photographs, that are made available through the Website in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party;
  • to knowingly transmit, send or upload any material that is technically harmful (including without limitation computer viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).

Cookie Policy

When visiting our Website for the first time, a cookie banner will appear at the bottom. By closing that banner, or continuing your visit to our Website, you implicitly consent to our use of cookies as specified in this cookies policy, unless you have adapted your browser setting to reject cookies (see below). If you do not agree to our use of cookies in this way, you should set your browser settings accordingly or not use the Website of .gr and .ελ Registry Domain Names. If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your user experience while on the Website.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device.

How and why we use cookies

The purpose of a cookie is to store information about your preferences (like your preferred language or other settings), to manage the session, to facilitate navigation, to display information more effectively, and to better serve you with more tailored information.

The Website of .gr and .ελ Registry Domain Names uses cookies for managing your session and for security reasons, to facilitate navigation, to display information more effectively, and to better serve you with more tailored information. Persistent one-year-long cookies are used by the Website to prevent the display of the banner message for the use of cookies.

Most popular browsers support enabling or disabling cookies, or receive a notification before accepting them. Please note that changing your browser settings to reject cookies may impact your visit to our Website and deny you access to parts of our Website. For more information in order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful (or go to the 'Help' option in your Internet browser for more details):

Cookies of the Registry website

Cookie Name Provider Purpose Duration Cookie Type
Used to manage the session. It ends at the end of the session. Session First-Party /
HTTP Cookie
cookiesession1 www.gr
Protection against bots / abuse / malicious use Session First-Party /
HTTP Cookie
CookieConsent CookieBot Prevents repeating the message about the terms of use and cookies. 12 months Third-Party /
HTTP Cookie
_GRECAPTCHA Google Used for the purpose of providing reCaptcha risk analysis 179 days Third-Party /
HTTP Cookie
rc::a Google Bots / spam protection Persistent Third-Party /
HTML5 Local Storage
rc::b Google Bots / spam protection Session Third-Party /
HTML5 Local Storage
rc::c Google Bots / spam protection Session Third-Party /
HTML5 Local Storage

You can find further information about the above Google cookies (NID, rc::a, rc::b, rc::c) by following the links:

For your convenience, we provide you with the opportunity to learn more about how this third party, Google, uses data/cookies when you visit/browse this website or use their app/s.

Your Cookie Consent

Other similar technologies

The Registry's Website also uses other tracking technologies including IP addresses and log files exclusively for the security and improvement of its services.

FORTH-ICS takes full account of your right to privacy on the Internet and the protection of personal data, and for this purpose FORTH-ICS will not transmit or share your data to third parties unless this is required by law or / and the competent authorities.

IP addresses

The IP address is a unique number used by devices (computers, routers, mobile phones, etc.) to identify and communicate with each other on a computer network. We may record the IP address of your terminal equipment for the following purposes: (a) solving technical issues, (b) safeguarding the security and protection of the Website, and (c) better understanding of how the Website is used.

Log files

We may collect information in the form of files that record the activity of the Website and collect statistics about a user's browsing habits. These records help us to assemble: (a) the type of the browser and the user's operating system; (b) information about the user's browsing (such as the URL from which they originate; the date and time visited our Website, which pages of our Website were visited) and (c) other similar navigation data or data about clicks made by users.

Intellectual Property

All materials contained in the Website are protected by copyright or any other intellectual property right(s) and are property of or licensed to FORTH-ICS.

You may not use, store (except if necessary to view the Websites’ content), reproduce, modify, distribute, sell or otherwise transfer any of these materials without the prior written permission of FORTH-ICS.