Registration of Domain Names With Greek Characters
According to the new rules described in the Decision 351/76 (15-4-2005) of
the National Telecommunications and Post Commission, the registration of
Domain Names with Greek Characters (IDN) will be possible under .gr.
These new regulations will become active on the 4th of July, 2005, 07.00 UTC
A feature of the registration procedure of these domains will be the concept
of "Bundle". Bundled domains are going to be the domains that differentiate
only in punctuation but are otherwise identical to a main form. Any domain
that is a Homograph of the original registration may also become part of
Domain names that could be registered in each bundle are not automatically
registered for the registrant but are instead excluded from the list of
domain names until this particular registrant decides to "Activate" one or
more of them. Each activation has a cost, depending on the Registrar the
decides to use.
Domain names that are in the same bundle are automatically redirected by
the .gr zone to the name servers of the domain name's main form.
For more info on the Domain Names with Greek characters please contact us
through the e-mail addresses email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org or your
.gr Accredited Registrar. For a list of the Greek characters available for
registration please follow this link. For a list of Homograph characters
please follow this link.
Notice: The Domain names in Greek characters are used in many browsers without the need to add any plug-in. For the users of Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6 or greater) it is necessary to install a plug-in. Please read the article in http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=842848 .