Domain names entirely in Greek script are now available from the .eu registry, EURid, with the launch this week of .ευ.
.ευ is the third top-level domain launched by EURid with the original .eu and then the Cyrillic version of .eu, .ею, in June 2016. Now there’s a Greek version too. And following changes to eligibility last month, citizens of a European Union country anywhere in the world can not only register .eu domain names but also .ευ.
“The .eu in Greek will enable end-users to enjoy the full Internationalised Domain Names experience in Greek, as Greek domain names will be registered under the Greek extension,” said Giovanni Seppia, EURid External Relations Manager.
“We worked hard to have the .eu in Greek delegated with ICANN/IANA and we are grateful to our industry peers who supported us throughout a process that has lasted a decade. We are delighted to add the Greek extension to the list of features for our registrars and registrants.”
All domain names registered under .ευ must be in Greek script and EURid will fully enforce the basic rule that the second-level script must match the top-level script. This means that any current domain names registered in Greek under .eu (Latin string) will undergo a three-year ‘script adjustment’ phase. All policies, procedures and features currently available for .eu (such as transfers, bulk transfers, multiyear, DNSSEC, registry lock, etc.) will also apply to .ευ.
For more information, EURid has a dedicated .ευ page at: https://eurid.eu/en/register-a-eu-domain/guidelines-eu-greek/