.gr

This article describes the procedures and requirements of .gr domain names.
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Successful domain registration via RCP or API requires:

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
  • if domain owner is company - entity type must be stated in the handle's company name (i.e.: 'BV', 'Ltd.', 'GmbH', etc.)

NB:

  • within 5 hours after registration request domain is activated and can be used, but will stay in 'suspended' status (visible in WHOIS) for 6 days, while registry performs additional registration checks
  • 4 to 8 weeks after registration registry performs additional checks. If something contradicting registry's rules is found, domain registration is cancelled
Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time Max 1 day
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .gr domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

  • Trade - via RCP or API
  • Trade application examined 4 to 8 weeks by the registry.  Trade is accepted or rejected as a result

Other update

  • Domain updates - via RCP or API. Processed real-time

Delete

  • Delete - via RCP or API. Processed realtime

Restore / reactivate

  • Restore - not supported for this TLD

 

Registry
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.gr
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes
  • Registration period: 2 years
  • Renewal date offset: 10 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 15 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
Restrictions
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • Registrant name must include the company type if the registrant is a company. For example: 'BV', 'Ltd.', 'GmbH'.
Policies
  • Regulation on Management and Assignment of '.gr' Domain Names Decision No.: 592/012 (03/02/2011) of the EETT.: https://grweb.ics.forth.gr/tomcat_docs/AP592_012_2011_.pdf
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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