. gr is the country code top -level domain ( ccTLD) of Greece. It was introduced February 19, 1989 and is managed by the Registry FORTH.


Overall a must. Gr domain be between three and 60 characters long and contain only alphanumeric characters. The use of internationalized domain names, such as with characters from the Greek alphabet, is possible in principle, but is not yet supported by all registrars. It was introduced on 4 July 2005, significantly earlier than in many other ccTLDs. The connectivity of a. Gr domain usually takes between two and six days.

By August 2004, the awarding authority. Gr domains has only awarded to people or companies from Greece, and every private person assigned only two and not more than ten business addresses. Meanwhile, these restrictions have been abolished without compensation, for. Gr is explicitly not based in Greece longer necessary. Also, the administrative contact ( admin-c ) must be resident in any State. The awarding body is known for its bureaucratic structures. Thus, the order of domains since October 2010, is possible without a written request by electronic means, the processing is still handled on paper.

Registrations are possible both to the second, as well as on the third level. There are various second- level domains, such as com.gr for commercial organizations, edu.gr for educational institutions, net.gr for Internet Service Providers or gov.gr for the government of Greece.


The contracting authority FORTH tried in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to the introduction of internationalized top-level domain. In April 2011 it was announced that this was formally rejected, as the equivalent of. Gr in the Greek alphabet is very similar to. Ea would have, although these top -level domain was not awarded. Representatives of the Greek government protested then with the U.S. government, ultimately the internationalized domain was but notwithstanding not introduced.


  • Website of the contracting authority FORTH