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 time.

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 the Bundle.

Domain names that could be registered in each bundle are not automatically registered for the registrant but are instead excluded from the list of available domain names until this particular registrant decides to "Activate" one or more of them. Each activation has a cost, depending on the Registrar the registrant 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 hmaster-info@ics.forth.gr , info@eett.gr 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 .

 

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