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.GR domain

The official country domain of Greece

This domain is listed in the categories: Europe, All
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Useful information about .gr domains

Trends & General Information

The .gr domain is registered as the country-specific top-level domain of Greece -this extension is a country code top-level domain, abbreviated ccTLD. Officially the .gr top-level domain was introduced in 1989. Since then it is possible to buy and register this kind of top-level domain. The Greek registry FORTH with headquarter in Heraklion manages all registered .gr domains.

Originally exclusively Greek individuals were allowed to get personal .gr domains but since August 2004 the guidelines were overhauled and now every webmaster and administrator in the whole world is able to buy his own .gr domain. 

General information about the .gr domain extension

Domain transfer .gr domain transfer is possible
Transfer auth-code An auth-code is required for the transfer of a .gr domain
Domain security You cannot set a transfer key to your .gr domain
Change of ownership Change of ownership is possible for .gr domains
Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Your .gr domain cannot contain special characters
Numeric domains A .gr domain may only contain numbers


New registration 2 years up to max. 10 years
Renewal 2 years
Duration of registration It takes up to 3 hours to register the .gr-domain
Notice period The notice period for termination is 34 days before the domain expires.

Special provisions if you want to buy a .gr domain

Domain length If you buy a gr-domain, it is allowed to have 3 - 63 signs.
Do not place hyphens at the beginning or at the end of a domain nor put 2 consecutive ones (e.g. aa--bb.gr).

Furthermore, it should be considered

Registrations will be checked by the registry with five working days. In exceptional cases it could be that a registration is not approved. In this case the domain will be deleted. A refund of the costs is excluded.

Further information on .gr domains


We would like to inform you about the registration of the gr. top-level domain: Thanks to our innovative real-time ordering system, we are able to process your new registration within 3 hours, but unfortunately it can take up to five days till the Greek registry finally approves your domain registration. In exceptional cases the clearance is not given by the competent authority - in this case, we are unfortunately not entitled to assume the cost for domain checking.

It is important to notice the following requirements before ordering your personal .gr domains: Please check that your desired domain is not shorter than 3 characters and not longer than 63 signs. Currently it is not possible to register .gr domains which contents special characters but you can of course use numbers or pure numeric domains.

Have you decided to buy and register your personal Greek domain? The whole team of easyname is looking forward to help you with your order: Please feel free to drop us a line to support@easyname.com, whenever you have questions or problems. We are looking forward for your requests.


Due to the fact that the Greek registry FORTH still process most of the domain registrations in paper form, it is very difficult to give an exact number of registered domains. So far the competent registry in Greece hasn't published any statistics about the .gr domain. Since August 2004 the domain can be registered worldwide - therefore, you should buy and register your preferred .gr domains as quickly as possible before one of your competitors gets in touch. Especially if you are a private or business in the Greek room, it is highly recommended to buy and register a personal .gr domain to demonstrate your nationality in the world wide web.

Price information

New registration £39.00
Annual fee £39.00
Setup £0.00
Transfer (including annual fee) £39.00
Domain changes £0.00
Change of ownership £39.00

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