.gr Regulations

Requirements & Information

CountryGreece
CodeGR
CurrencyUSD
Available TLDsRequirements
grNR
com.grNR
net.grNR
org.grNR
edu.grCF
gov.grCF

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU REQUIRE .GR DOMAIN REGISTRATION ONLY PLEASE GO TO www.bonusmail.com.gr
Please note, geographical domain names are not allowed to be registered under .gr ccTld

Welcome to the Registry of .gr Domain Names website. The registration process for [.gr] domain names has changed. Please click here to see the details of the new registration system.

The Registry of .gr Domain Names, part of the Institute of Computer Science, of the Foundation for Research & Technology Hellas, is in charge of the operation and technical coordination of the [.gr] top-level domain name space. This role has been assigned by the National Telecommunications & Post Commission, as stated in the 268/73 Decision of November 25th 2002, in which the rules & regulations for [.gr] domain name registrations have been set out. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the above document. If it is not present, please download it from here.

ANNOUNCEMENT: As of 15/09/2004 the Registry of .gr Domain Names will not be accepting
domain name modifications for [.gr] domain names still under the
management of the Registry via fax or email. Modifications will be
accepted online only via the modification tool available on this
website. Domain Name Registrants wishing to perform domain name
modifications but who do not know their domain name password
(authorization code) must contact the Registry of .gr Domain Names in order to be
informed of the password notification methods.

The National Telecommunications & Posts Commission (N.T.P.C.), according to the Greek Law N.2867/2000 and
the Decision 268/73 of 25/11/2002, is responsible for the cession of domain names.

Registry of .gr Domain Names, part of the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation For Research & Technology - Hellas, is reponsible for the operation of the [.gr] Top Level Domain, as decided by a call for tender issued by the N.T.P.C.

Based on its experience in managing the [.gr] Top Level Domain (starting in 1989 when ICS-FORTH first registered the [.gr] Top Level Domain), a new infrastructure was built by ICS-FORTH in order create the Registry/Registrar/Registrant system.

The Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP), as approved by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), has been selected for the new system, as it is widely used as the protocol of choice of Registry/Registrar/Registrant systems.

The use of EPP allows Registrars to directly connect to the Registry, via tools created and provided by the Registry and tools which the Registrar chooses to develop themselves in order to better serve their Registrants.

During the developement process of the Registry tools, special attention was paid to the ability to register and manage domain names with native Greek characters. As a result, it is now possible to register Greek character domain names, such as [???µa.gr].

The registration of domain names with the Registry/Registrar/Registrant system is conducted via an Accredit Registrar. A list of Accredited Registrars is available here. Please note that domain name registration fees and renewal fees are set by the Registrars.

With the introduction of the new system and a short period thereafter (specifically 90 days), in order to facilitate a smoother transition to the new Registrar/Registrar/Registrant system, the Registry of .gr Domain Names will also function as a Registrar. The registration fee for applications submitted directly by Applicants to the Registry of .gr Domain Names will generally be higher than the registration fees set by our Accredited Registrars. After the transition period, Registrants registering domain names with the Registry of .gr Domain Names must transfer their domain names to an Accredited Registrar.


For the better organization of the [.gr] domain name space, the following sub-domains have been
created:

- [.com.gr] Commercial entities
- [.edu.gr] Educational istitutes
- [.net.gr] Network providers
- [.org.gr] Organizations at large
- [.gov.gr] Goverment agencies & organizations

Registering under a sub-domain is not mandatory, but is recommended for organizational reasons.

The process to register a domain name is as follows:

* According to the 268/73 decision of the N.T.P.C, the Applicant must submit an application for the desired domain name with one of the N.T.P.C's Accredited Registrars.

* Along with the domain name application, the registration fee set out by the Registrar must be paid.

* The application is submmited electronically by the Registrar to the Registry, who in turn confirms the submission bu returning the applications unique ID which includes the exact submission date and exact time.

* The Registrar providers the Applicant with proof of the application submission which includes the unique ID.

* The domain name is automatically checked by the Registry and if it is not a restricted domain, it becomes active within a maximum timeframe of 3 hours. The temporary activation of the domain name does not grant the domain name applicant any rights over the domain name.

* The Registrar submits a report to the N.T.P.C for each domain name application which they believe meets one of the conditions set out in article 5 of the 238/73 decision regarding term of non acceptance - terms of deletion.

* The N.T.P.C. examines the application within 15 days of the submission date and proceeds to either cede or delete the domain name.

ATTENTION: The above described process is a simplified version of the registration process and in no way replaces the process described in article 8 of the 268/73 - 2511/2002 decision of the N.T.P.C.



Article 5 (268/73 of the 25/11/2002 decision of the NTPC)

Reasons for application rejections of [.gr] domain names

1. The NTPC rejects domain name applications based on the following reasons:

a. If the domain name application is not fully and properly completed according to the current rules
and regulations.

b. If during the application process the requested [.gr] domain name has already been ceeded to another
domain name registrant. In this case, the applicant may request the deletion of the previously ceded
domain name if the deletion reasons adhere to current rules & regulations.

c. If the requested [.gr] domain name, composed of alpha-numeric characters which lack dicreet
character or is commonly used (generic word), or is a geographical location in Greece included in the
Kapodistria document. Geographical locations included in the Kapodistria document can
be ceded only to the Local Authority Office, without consideration of the way in the which the requested
domain name is written in latin characters. Also, registration of domain names which are considered
commonly used Internet terms are not permitted under the [.gr] domain name space. For example, www, email
and the two (2) character country codes specified on the ISO 3166-1 list of the International Standards
Organization. The purpose of these restrictions is to avoid granting exclusive rights to a domain name [.gr] cession
which is not in accordance with purpose of the present Decision, the domain cession in the [.gr] domain name space.

d. If the requested [.gr] domain name, composed of alpha-numeric characters, is contrary to
Public Order or Common Morals.

e. If the requested [.gr] domain name, composed of alpha-numeric characters, is contrary to
"good faith".

f. If the requested [.gr] domain name, composed of alpha-numeric characters which refers to an
official mark of the Greek state and the remaining states mentioned in article 6 of the Paris
Convention concerning industrial property rights, as well as being of symbolic importance such as
religious symbols and words.

g. If the requested [.gr] domain name has already been ceded under the [.gov.gr] sub-domain.

h. If the requested [.gr] domain name has been applied for by the same applicant from numerous registrars.
In such a case, all of the relevant applications are rejected.

i. If the same applicant requests the same [.gr] domain name with a new application, which has already been
rejected to them, based on the rules & regulations, from the same or a different registrar without justification.

2. The NTPC rejects applications in the following fixed and restrictive cases which constitute reason
for rejection:

a. If the requested [.gr] domain name, composed of alpha-numeric characters conflicts with the rights
of a third party, as set out by Greek Law.

b. If the requested [.gr] domain name is considered to have been submitted in "bad faith".

A NOTE FROM ICS-FORTH : The rights to cede and reject [.gr] domain names lies solely with the NTPC,
independently of the examination of the domain name application by ICS-FORTH and its temporary use.
ICS-FORTH is not responsible for domain names which are granted temporary use (PENDING TO BE
ACCEPTED) and are later rejected by the NTPC, or the delay in which domain name applications initially
tagged as PENDING TO BE REJECTED are granted temporary use, domains considered to fall under one of
the above mention reasons for rejection by ICS-FORTH but which are considered for cession by the
NTPC.

Regulation on Management and Assignment of '.gr' Domain Names
THE HELLENIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS & POST COMMISSION (EETT)

Having regard to:

Law No. 2867/2000 "Organization and Operation of Telecommunications and Other Provisions" (Government Gazette Issue 273/A/2000), in particular article 3, par. 14, par. 1, subpar. i and xxviii;
the Public Consultation on the Assignment of ‘.gr’ Domain Names with the use of non-Latin characters and the existing procedures followed for the registration of ‘.gr’ Domain Names, which was held by EETT from 15.9.2005 to 15.10.2005 and its results;
the fact that the provisions of this present Decision do not create any cost for the State Budget; it decides:


CHAPTER I
OBJECTIVE – DEFINITIONS
Article 1
Objective – Scope of Application

The objective of this present Decision is to establish rules with regard to the procedure followed for the assignment and use of '.gr' Domain Names.
The Scope of Assignment may include exclusively the following:
a. 2nd level '.gr' Domain Names; and
b. 3rd level ‘.gr’ Domain Names in which only the third level is a Variable Field.
EETT shall be exclusively responsible for the Assignment of:
a. 2nd level '.gr' Domain Names; and
b. 3rd level '.gr' Domain Names in which only the third level is a Variable Field.
With the exception of 3rd level '.gr' Domain Names in which only the third level is a Variable Field, any '.gr' Domain Names of the 3rd or a higher level are not included in the Scope of Assignment by EETT and no exclusive rights shall be acquired to them pursuant to this present Decision.
The use of Domain Names of the 3rd level or a higher level requires, pursuant to this present Decision, the Assignment of a corresponding 2nd level '.gr' Domain Name that makes up the Domain Name of the 3rd or a higher level, or the Assignment of a corresponding 3rd level '.gr' Domain Name in which only the third level is a Variable Field.
Subject to the terms and limitations set forth in this present Decision, a Domain Name of the 3rd or a higher level making up a '.gr' Domain Name, which pursuant to this present Decision is included in the Scope of Assignment by EETT, can be used either by the assigned.gr' Domain Name Holder or another person, with the consent of the corresponding '.gr' Domain Name Holder.


Article 2
Definitions

For the application of this present Regulation, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them hereunder:
Zone File: A file hosted in a Name Server which determines exactly, inter alia, Domain Names along with the corresponding sub-domains, the corresponding IP addresses and the corresponding name assignment servers.
Assignment of '.gr' Domain Name: The individual administrative act taken by EETT in order to assign to a natural or legal person the exclusive right to use a specific 2nd level '.gr' Domain Name or a 3rd level '.gr' Domain Name in which only the third level is a Variable Field.
EETT has the exclusive authority to assign 2nd level '.gr' Domain Names or a 3rd level '.gr' Domain Names in which only the third level is a Variable Field.
Activation of Domain Name: The commencement of operation of a Domain Name as a means of communication on the Internet through its registration in the corresponding Name Servers.
Activation of '.gr' Domain Name: The Activation of a Domain Name whose Assignment has been done pursuant to this present Decision. The Registry includes registrations for the corresponding '.gr' Name Servers in the zone files it maintains. The Name Servers declared for the '.gr' Domain Name shall reply to name assignment applications pursuant to the provisions of the Domain Name System and Annex A which is attached to this present Decision and is an integral part thereof.
Name Server: An information system connected to the Internet whose main function is to translate domain names into IP addresses pursuant to the Domain Name System.
IP Address: A sequence of 32 or 128 binary digits used for addressing operations based on the Internet Protocol (IP).
Registration: The entire procedure followed for the Assignment of '.gr' Domain Names, which commences by filing an application with a Registrar and ends with the Assignment of '.gr' Domain Names by EETT.
Registrar: A person authorized to receive Assignment applications from persons interested in the assignment of a '.gr' Domain Name. The Registrar is required to meet at all times the minimum requirements set forth in Annex B of this present Decision, which is an integral part of the said Decision, as applicable at any given time. Each person meeting the minimum requirements set forth in Annex B of this present Decision is entitled to act as a Registrar, pursuant to article 17 of this present Decision.
Registrant: A person filing a '.gr' Domain Name Assignment Application through a Registrar.
Variable Field: The Variable Field of a Domain Name is that part of the said Domain Name which does not comprise exclusively:

the alphanumeric elements .gr or/and
the alphanumeric elements making up the Common Use '.gr' Domain Names.

Registry: The database including all assigned'.gr' Domain Names, as well as any '.gr' Domain Names for which an assignment application has been filed, along with the data corresponding to each one of them, as these are determined by an EETT decision from time to time.
In addition, the Registry is responsible for the management of the Name Servers and the zone files required for the proper function of the '.gr' Domain Names. The Registry belongs to EETT, which is responsible for using it properly and in accordance with applicable law. EETT may assign the management of the Registry to another person subject to the terms of this present Decision.
Homograph Domain Names: Domain Names whose variable field comprises alphanumeric characters which visually match in their lower or upper case, punctuated or unpunctuated form, and whose Non-variable Field is identical.
Domain Name: An alphanumeric element assigned for use to a natural or legal person so that Internet protocols or services can be used by the said person, or with the said person’s consent.
Highest level or 1st level '.gr' Domain Name: The '.gr' Domain Name.
2nd level '.gr' Domain Name: Any Domain Name in the form of a "name.gr". The "name" field is the 2nd level of the 2nd level '.gr' Domain Name.
3rd level '.gr' Domain Name: Any Domain Name in the form of a "name2.name1.gr". The "name2" and "name1" fields are the 3rd and 2nd levels of the '.gr' Domain Name, respectively.
'.gr' Domain Name: For the purposes of this present Decision, '.gr' Domain Names, which are included in the scope of Assignment by EETT, namely the 2nd level '.gr' Domain Names and the 3rd level '.gr' Domain Names in which only the third level is a Variable Field.
Domain Name System (DNS): All software and hardware elements, along with their network connections, which implement the Domain Name management principles as established in Internet Standards RFC 1034, RFC 1035, RFC 1122, RFC 1123, RFC 2182, as well as all subsequent standards amending, supplementing or/and based on them.
Holder of a '.gr' Domain Name: The natural or legal persons to which a '.gr' Domain Name is assigned pursuant to this present Decision.

CHAPTER II
SCOPE OF RIGHT – USE OF '.GR' DOMAIN NAMES
– COMMON USE '.GR' DOMAIN NAMES

Article 3
Makeup of '.gr' Domain Names

'.gr' Domain Names comprise either:
a. both in their Variable and Non-variable Fields alphanumeric characters of the Latin alphabet (A-Z, a-z, 0-9) and the special characters [-], [.]. The special character [.] is used only for the separation of levels. Each level of a '.gr' Domain Name cannot have the character [-] as a starting or ending character neither can it include successive characters [-].
or
b. in their Variable Field alphanumeric characters of the Greek alphabet (?-O, a-?, 0-9) which are codified in PUNYCODE format, and in their Non-variable Field alphanumeric characters of the Latin alphabet (A-Z, a-z, 0-9) and the special characters [-], [.].The special character [.] is used only for the separation of levels. Each level of a '.gr' Domain Name cannot have the character [-] as a starting or ending character neither can it include successive characters [-].
There is not any difference between the alphanumeric Greek characters [?] and [s]. Where the character [?] appears, it is automatically replaced by the character [s].
Domain Names using both Latin and Greek alphanumeric characters on the same level shall not be supported.
The Variable Field of a '.gr' Domain Name includes no less than three (3) characters and, in conjunction with its Non-variable Field, it includes up to sixty (60) characters. The above counting does not include the ‘.gr’ characters. In the case of domain names including Greek alphanumeric characters, the sixty-character length pertains to the length of the PUNYCODE format of the Domain Name, which however, shall not be necessarily equal to the number of characters in the Greek version of the Domain Name.
In Domain Names there is no difference between lower case and upper case Latin characters, in the lower case and upper case unpunctuated Greek characters, or in the lower case and upper case punctuated Greek characters.
'.gr' Domain Names shall be assigned in the lower case form declared by the Registrant. Domain Names in which the Variable Field comprises Greek characters and the Non-variable Field comprises Latin characters shall be assigned in the lower case declared in a user’s application (namely with the accents, dieresis, punctuation, etc.), as well as in the lower case unpunctuated form of the name. The two aforementioned forms shall be registered in the Registry in their corresponding PUNYCODE formats. In the Registry zone file, the lower case unpunctuated form shall be declared as the main form of the name, and the Registry audits based on this present Decision shall be performed in the lower case unpunctuated form.
Other forms of the same Domain Name, namely Domain Names resulting from a combination of the lower case unpunctuated and punctuated forms at different points from the ones of the lower case form declared by the Registrant, shall be automatically reserved for the same person, but shall not be included in the individual administrative assignment act and shall be activated upon an application filed with EETT. The above applications filed for the activation of reserved Domain Names shall be activated without any EETT Decision required.
Any Domain Names that are Homographs of a Domain Name already assigned shall be automatically reserved for the Holder of the above Domain Name and shall be activated upon application filed by the said Holder with EETT. The above applications for the activation of reserved Domain Names shall be activated without any EETT Decision required.
The reserved forms of a Domain Name do not include those forms that could not be separately included in the scope of assignment.
When a reserved form of a Domain Name is activated, it shall become an active Domain Name and all the provisions set forth in this present Regulation shall be applicable to it.
EETT shall be entitled to make a subsequent Decision in order to determine the use of alphanumeric characters of another form or alphabet.


Article 4
Scope of the right to a '.gr' Domain Name

The right acquired upon Assignment of a '.gr' Domain Name includes exclusively the following:
a. the acquisition by the Holder of a '.gr' Domain Name of the exclusive right to use the specific alphanumeric elements declared in the relevant assignment application and, in the case of a Domain Name including a Variable Field made up of Greek characters, the exclusive right to use shall also include the lower case unpunctuated form of the Domain Name requested for assignment, with the exclusive purpose of Internet protocols and services being used by the Holder or with the Holder’s consent;
b. the automatic reservation for the Holder of the specific Domain Name in question of the forms defined in paragraphs 7 and 8 of article 3 and the ability of the Holder to proceed with the definite activation, by filing an application with EETT, of any form of the Domain Name assigned to the Holder that has been automatically reserved for the said Holder.
Without prejudice to the existence of any other right to the element made up exclusively by the alphanumeric characters making up the Variable Field
a. of a 2nd level '.gr' Domain Name, the Holder of the specific 2nd level '.gr' Domain Name in question shall not be entitled to prevent the Assignment of a 3rd level '.gr' Domain Name in which only the third level is a Variable Field and in which the Variable Field comprises identical alphanumeric characters.
b. of a 3rd level '.gr' Domain Name in which only the third level is a Variable Field, the Holder of the specific 3rd level '.gr' Domain Name in question in which only the third level is a Variable Field shall not be entitled to prevent the Assignment of a 2nd level '.gr' Domain Name in which the Variable Field comprises identical alphanumeric characters.
c. of a 3rd level '.gr' Domain Name in which only the third level is a Variable Field, the Holder of the specific 3rd level '.gr' Domain Name in question in which only the third level is a Variable Field shall not be entitled to prevent the Assignment of a 3rd level '.gr' Domain Name in which only the third level is a Variable Field and in which the Variable Field comprises identical alphanumeric characters, provided that the second level of the second 3rd level '.gr' Domain Name in which only the third level is a Variable Field includes another Common Use '.gr' Domain Name.
A Holder of a '.gr' Domain Name is entitled to forbid any third party:
a. To proceed without the consent of the Holder to use exclusively alphanumeric elements identical with the ones comprising the Variable Field of the Holder’s '.gr' Domain Name, in the makeup of the Variable Field of another '.gr' Domain Name of the same level, in which the Nonvariable Field is the same as the Non-variable field of the Holder’s Domain Name.
b. To proceed without the consent of the Holder to use exclusively alphanumeric elements identical with the ones comprising the Variable Field of '.gr' Domain Names that are reserved for the Holder, in the makeup of the Variable Field of another '.gr' Domain Name of the same level, in which the Non-variable Field is the same as the Non-variable field of the Holder’s Domain Name.
Each '.gr' Domain Name shall be assigned in the form submitted, as well as in its lower case unpunctuated form when it comes to Domain Names in which the Variable Field comprises alphanumeric characters of the Greek alphabet, and shall be protected in the form submitted, as well as in its reserved forms.
The Assignment of a 2nd level ‘.gr’ Domain Name does not constitute also the Assignment of a 3rd level '.gr' Domain Name in which the third level is a Variable Field, whereby the Variable Fields of the said Domain Names are identical. Similarly, the Assignment of a 3rd level '.gr' Domain Name in which the third level is a Variable Field does not constitute either the Assignment of a 2nd level Domain Name, whereby the Variable Fields of the said Domain Names are identical, or the assignment of a 3rd level ‘.gr’ Domain Name in which the third level is a Variable Field, whereby despite the fact that the Variable Fields of the said Domain Names are identical, their second levels are different.
The Assignment of '.gr' Domain Names is governed by the principle of time priority. The right to a '.gr' Domain Name shall be acquired by Assignment thereof pursuant to this present Decision, but shall date back to the time when the Assignment Application was filed with the EETT registry.
'.gr' Domain Names are assigned to domestic or foreign natural and legal persons irrespective of their establishment in Greece or elsewhere.
The number of '.gr' Domain Names that can be assigned to one single person is unlimited.
The Holder of a right to a '.gr' Domain Name shall not acquire, as a result of the Assignment of the said ‘.gr’ Domain Name, pursuant to this present Decision, also a trademark right to an undertaking, to products or services offered by the Holder, which rights shall be acquired exclusively pursuant to applicable provisions governing acquisition thereof.
Any rights to the trademarks of undertakings (of natural or legal persons), products or services or any copyrights shall by no means be restricted by the provisions set forth in this present Regulation.


Article 5
Use of 3rd or higher level Domain Names Without Assignment

No Assignment is required for 3rd or higher level Domain Names made up of 2nd level Domain Names or 3rd level '.gr' Domain Names in which only the third level is a Variable Field.
A Domain Name Holder is entitled to allow or forbid the use by third parties of the '.gr' Domain Name assigned to the said Holder on the following conditions:
a. The Holder shall be exclusively responsible for the activation of a 3rd level Domain Name in which the second level is Variable or a higher level Domain Name that includes the ‘.gr’ Domain Name assigned to the said Holder , with the consent or tolerance of the said Holder.
b. The Holder is required to make sure that it is not allowed to activate a 3rd level Domain Name in which the second level is Variable or a higher level Domain Name that includes the ‘.gr’ Domain Name assigned to the said Holder, or to deactivate it in the case where there is a reason for the rejection of the assignment application or a reason for the deletion of the assigned domain name respectively, pursuant to this present Decision.
c. The Holder is under obligation to have the corresponding infrastructure for effecting the above.
A right acquired by a third party from the Holder does not constitute Assignment pursuant to this present Decision.
In the case where a '.gr' Domain Name is deleted, the use of all Domain Names based on the said '.gr' Domain Name, pursuant to this present article, shall cease.
The Holder is under obligation to notify in writing any interested party about the rights acquired by the Holder pursuant to this present Decision.


Article 6
Common Use 2nd Level '.gr' Domain Names

EETT is entitled to make a decision determining Common Use 2nd level '.gr' Domain Names to which nobody shall acquire any exclusive rights, which shall be used, subject to the provisions set forth in this present Regulation, for the Assignment of 3rd level '.gr' Domain Names in which only the third level is a Variable Field to any interested party. The purpose for adopting Common Use 2nd level '.gr' Domain Names is to facilitate searching on the Internet, through the establishment of marks identifying the status of a particular a '.gr' Domain Name Holder and classification thereof.
The Common Use 2nd level '.gr' Domain Names shall be determined by EETT and are included in Annex C of this present Decision, whereby he said annex is an integral part of the said Decision.
With the exclusion of par. 2.b of article 4, upon the Assignment of 3rd level '.gr' Domain Names in which only the third level is a Variable Field and the second level is made up exclusively of the alphanumeric elements making up the "gov" element, the use of the same Variable Field by any other person shall be impossible.
Annex C may be amended by EETT from time to time, after a relevant public consultation is held.


CHAPTER III
INVALID APPLICATIONS – TERMS FOR NON ACCEPTANCE
– TERMS FOR DELETION

Article 7
Invalid Applications

In the following limited cases, an Application shall be considered invalid and shall produce no legal result whatsoever:
a. In the case where an application is not completely filled out.
b. In the case where the Variable or/and the Non-variable fields of the Domain Name contradicts the provisions set forth in paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of article 3 of this present Decision.
c. In the case where at the time when an Application is filed, a ‘.gr’ Domain Name identical with the one requested in the Application has already been assigned to another person.
d. In the case where at the time when an Application is filed, a ‘.gr’ Domain Name identical with the one requested in the Application has already been reserved for another person pursuant to the meaning given in this present Regulation.
e. In the case where the Variable Field of the 2nd level Domain Name requested in the assignment application is a Common Use Domain Name, pursuant to Annex C of this present Decision.
f. In the case where the Variable Field of the specific ‘.gr’ Domain Name in question is identical with the Variable Field of an already assigned‘.gr’ Domain Name in which the second level is made up of the “gov” alphanumeric characters.


Article 8
Terms for Rejecting an Assignment Application

EETT shall reject an Assignment Application for a '.gr' Domain Name in the following limited cases, which shall constitute absolute reasons for rejection:
a. If the Variable Field of a second level Domain Name is identical with a geographic term included in the Kapodistrias plan. A geographic term included in the Kapodistrias plan shall be assigned only to the corresponding Local Government Organizations, pursuant to Annex L of this present Decision. The said restriction is not applicable to the Variable Field of a third level Domain Name.
b. If the Variable Field of a second level Domain Name is a country code included in the ISO 3166-1 list of the ISO organization.
c. If the '.gr' Domain Name is made up of alphanumeric elements making up a point that is a keyword on the Internet. As an indication, the words 'www' and 'email' are given.
d. If the specific '.gr' Domain Name in question is made up of alphanumeric elements making up a point whose Assignment is contrary to public order and good morals.
e. If the specific '.gr' Domain Name in question is made up of alphanumeric elements making up a point and official terms of the Greek State and other states referred to in article 6 three of the Paris Convention on Industrial Property, as well as a highly symbolic point, in particular religious symbols and words.
f. If the same person files a new Application for a '.gr' Domain Name that has been deleted pursuant to article 9 of this present Decision with the same or another Registrar, without any reason that could justify the new Assignment Application.
g. If based on the information found in the assignment application filed pursuant to this present Regulation it is not proven that the Holder has the status corresponding to Holders entitled to the assignment of a Common Use Domain Name pursuant to Annex C of the Regulation, which makes up the Non-variable Field of 3rd level Domain Names.
h. If the assignment application has been filed in obvious bad faith.
i. In any case where the Registrant has filled out the assignment application, but has not submitted, pursuant to article 11, par. 12, to EETT the documentation proving the applicant’s identity.
The aim of provisions 8.1.a, b and c is to prevent the assignment of exclusive rights whose extent is not proportionate to the purpose justifying their Assignment as '.gr' Domain Names, pursuant to this present Decision, and the limitation of the said exclusive rights to the absolutely appropriate degree in order to serve the purpose justifying their Assignment as '.gr' Domain Names, pursuant to this present Decision.


Article 9
Reasons for the Deletion of an assigned
'.gr' Domain Name

A '.gr' Domain Name shall be definitely deleted when one or more of the following limitedly defined cases apply:
a. If the Holder requests the deletion in an Application filed with the Registry, which must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the expiry of the Domain Name.
b. IPSO jure or upon a complaint made by a third party that has a vested legal interest, which shall be examined within the framework of the Hearing Regulation of EETT, in the following limited cases:
i. if the assignment application was not accurate, except if the ‘.gr’ Domain Name was assigned prior to and until 30.12.2002;
ii. If the specific '.gr' Domain Name in question is made up of alphanumeric elements making up a point that is not distinctive in nature, except if the '.gr' Domain Name was assigned prior to and until 30.12.2002;
iii. If there is a reason that would allow the Assignment of the specific ‘.gr’ Domain Name in question pursuant to article 8 of this present Decision. As an exception to this present provision, any ‘.gr’ Domain Names assigned prior to and until 30.12.2002 shall remain valid and shall be renewed irrespective of any potential contradiction thereof with article 8 of this present Decision;
iv. in the case where the Holder has failed to take prompt action in order to notify a potential change made in the assignment information which was provided in the assignment application, pursuant to this present Decision;
v. if the application for the assignment of a Domain Name was made in violation of the principles of good faith, except if the ‘.gr’ Domain Name was assigned prior to and until 30.12.2002;
vi. in the case where the Holder uses the ‘.gr’ Domain Name in a way that is contrary to the principles of good faith or is malicious, and especially when the Holder has permitted or tolerated the use by a third party of the same ‘.gr’ Domain Name or a 3rd or higher level ‘.gr’ Domain Name that comprises the ‘.gr’ Domain Name assigned to the Holder in such a way that would constitute a reason for deleting the ‘.gr’ Domain Name, pursuant to this present article;
vii. in the case where the Holder is a legal person and has been dissolved;
viii. in the case where the Holder is a natural person and has passed away, provided that the executors of the person’s will or the person’s legal heirs do not request, within 6 months from the date of death of the natural person, the change of the full name or corporate name of the ‘.gr’ Domain Name Holder due to universal succession, pursuant to Annex I of this present Decision;
ix. after a final decision is issued by a competent public authority or court of law that is executable in Greece, or a corresponding decision made by an arbitration body that is executable in Greece, which orders the deletion of the specific Domain Name in question;
x. if the Domain Name Holder, in the case where the Registrar ceases its operations, pursuant to articles 17 and 18 of this present Decision, does not appoint a new Registrar within the deadline set in article 18, par. 13 and 15;
xi. If the Variable Field of a second level Domain Name is identical with the name of a municipal district or the historic name of a Local Government Organization.
In the case where a name is deleted or temporarily deactivated, any form of the assigned Domain Name that is automatically reserved pursuant to paragraphs 7 and 8 of article 3 of this present Decision shall also be deleted and temporarily deactivated.


Article 10
Temporary deactivation of an assigned
'.gr' Domain Name

A '.gr' Domain Name shall be temporarily deactivated in the case where a court decision executable in Greece is issued, which enforces its temporary non-use until the issuance of a decision executable in Greece by a competent public authority or a court of law or an arbitration decision executable in Greece.
In the case where a '.gr' Domain Name is deleted or temporarily deactivated, then any 3rd or higher level '.gr' Domain Names that comprise the deleted or temporarily deactivated ‘.gr’ Domain Name shall also cease to be used or shall be temporarily deactivated depending on the case.


CHAPTER IV
REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Article 11
Procedure for the Registration and Assignment of '.gr' Domain Names

Any person wishing to receive the assignment of a specific ‘.gr’ Domain Name is required to fill out and submit an Assignment Application in printed or electronic form providing all the information necessary for that purpose. The Assignment Application is described in Annex E of this present Decision.
The Assignment Application shall be accompanied by a legal statement made by the Registrant: (a) that all the information provided is accurate and true, (b) that it is binding to the legal person in question, in the case of a legal person, and (c) that to the best of the person’s knowledge, the requested Domain Name does not infringe on the rights of third parties.
Assignment Applications shall be submitted by the person applying for the ‘.gr’ Domain Name to one of the Registrars included in a List of Registrars maintained, published and modified from time to time by EETT, pursuant to article 17 of this present Decision.
Assignment Applications shall be submitted by the person applying for the ‘.gr’ Domain Name to one of the Registrars included in a List of Registrars maintained, published and modified from time to time by EETT, pursuant to article 17 of this present Decision.
The said application shall have the capability of identifying the Registrar and the Registry, and ensuring the non-alteration of the information exchanged between the Registrar and the Registry by the use of a state-of-the-art electronic signature based on a recognized certificate.
Registrars are required to notify Registrants by the use of any advisable means, in any case prior to submission of the assignment application, as well as to publish at a conspicuous point of their Website (a) that the time priority of the applications submitted by Registrants is ensured based only on the registration of the applications in the Registry and not on their submission to the Registrar, (b) the method they apply for communicating with the Registry and the time that may intervene from the submission of the assignment application and its forwarding to the Registry and its registration in it, which shall by no means be longer than one business day, as provided for in par. 4 of this present article. Non-compliance with the above obligation shall constitute a reason for the deletion of a Registrar from the List of Registrars, pursuant to Annex K.
The Registry shall automatically assign a registry number to each Application, upon submission thereof, which shall indicate the date, and the hour and minute when the Application is submitted and shall certify the submission of the specific Application in question by using the said registry number, the date, and the hour and minute of the submission of the Application. The registration of an assignment application shall prove its time priority.
The Registry shall notify to the Registrar, electronically on the Internet by the use of the application referred to in paragraph 4 of this present article, the information of the Application, the registry number, the date, and the hour and minute of the submission of the Application.
Within one business day from notifying the information of the application by the Registry, the Registrar shall be required to provide the Registrant with a document proving the submission of the Application, which shall indicate the assignment, the registry number, the date, and the hour and minute of the submission of the Application, as sent by the Registry.
The Registry shall proceed to carry out an immediate investigation in order to determine whether the application is invalid, pursuant to article 7 of this present Regulation, and if it is not, it shall temporarily activate the ‘.gr’ Domain Name requested in the Application and shall ascribe the label “temporary activation” to the Application in the Registry. The exclusive right to the Domain Name shall not be acquired upon temporary activation.
An assignment application for which the legal fees have not been paid to the Registrar shall not be examined by EETT. To that end, the Registrar shall notify EETT no later than the fifth day from the submission of an application to the Registry whether the fees have been duly paid or not.
In any case, the Registrar shall maintain the documents (original or copies) accompanying the Application in electronic or printed form.
When examining an application, EETT shall be entitled, at its discretion, to request through the Registrar the submission of data proving the Registrant’s identity. The above data must be submitted to EETT within five (5) days from the moment they were requested.
Within an exclusive deadline of twenty (20) days from the time when the Application is forwarded by the Registrar to the Registry, EETT shall proceed either to Assign the '.gr' Domain Name requested in the Application or to reject the relevant Application, except if the case referred to in paragraph 12 of this present article applies.
If the management of the Registry has been undertaken by another person, the EETT decision pursuant to paragraph 13 of this present article shall be notified immediately by EETT to the Registry, which shall immediately proceed to apply and notify it to Registrants, pursuant to any instructions provided by EETT.
The '.gr' Domain Name shall be definitely activated from the time it is published in the Registry, after its Assignment.
In the case where EETT rejects the Assignment Application for a ‘.gr’ Domain Name, then its temporary activation shall end and the Registry shall not proceed with its final activation.


Article 12
Change in the Assignment Information

Holders of '.gr' Domain Names are entitled to change the information pertaining to the '.gr' Domain Names assigned to them, with the exception of the corporate name / name of the Holder, pursuant to the procedure described in par. 4 of this present article, without requiring an EETT decision. Upon changing the information pertaining to an assigned Domain Name, there will also be a corresponding change in the information pertaining to the following: (a) any form of the assigned Domain Name that is automatically reserved pursuant to par. 7 and 8 of article 3 of this present Decision, and (b) any reserved form of the assigned Domain Name that is activated upon an application made by the Holder.
Any application for a change of corporate name / name of the Holder is a chargeable act, shall be submitted by the Domain Name Holder to the Registry no later than 30 days prior to the expiry of the Domain Name and shall subject to the approval of EETT. A sample application is provided in Annex I of this present Decision.
Any changes in the information pertaining to the Domain Name and the Name or/and the Corporate Name of the Holder shall be made through the Registrars.
The Registrar shall receive the Holder’s Information Change Application pursuant to Annex F of this present Decision or the Holder’s Corporate Name / Name Change Application pursuant to Annex I of this present Decision. The above application shall be submitted in electronic or printed form and shall be accompanied by a legal statement made by the Holder (a) that all the information provided is accurate and true, (b) that it is binding to the legal person in question, in the case of a legal person. The Registrar shall verify that the applicant submitting the Holder’s Information Change Application or the Corporate Name / Name Change Application is the Holder of the Name either by checking the authorization code or/and other information proving the Holder’s identity (Taxpayer’s Identification Number, Police I.D. number, etc.) or by the use of a state-of-the-art electronic signature based on a recognized certificate, and then the Registrar shall electronically forward the Holder’s Information Change Application or the Holder’s Corporate Name / Name Change Application to the Registry, within one business day, provided that the Registrar has verified the Holder’s identity.
In the case of a Change of Information of the assigned Domain Name, the Registry shall automatically update its files with the changed information of the ‘.gr’ Domain Name and shall make the corresponding technical changes in the Name Servers, if necessary.
In the case of a Change of the Holder’s Corporate Name / Name, EETT shall approve the Change Application and the Registry shall be notified about the change.
The Holder must take care to notify all changes effected, as described in this present Decision, within seven (7) days from the date when the information included in the Holder’s Application is changed.
A Corporate Name / Name Change Application for which the legal fees have not been paid to the Registrar shall not be examined by EETT. To that end, the Registrar shall notify EETT no later than the fifth day from the submission of an application to the Registry whether the fees have been duly paid or not.


Article 13
Change of Registrar

At any time, the Holder of a '.gr' Domain Name is entitled, if the Holder wishes so, to change the Registrar. Upon changing the Registrar of the assigned Domain Name, there is also a change in the Registrar of (a) any form of the assigned Domain Name that is automatically reserved pursuant to par. 7 and 8 of article 3 of this present Decision, and (b) any reserved form of the assigned Domain Name that is activated upon an application made by the Holder.
In such a case, the following procedure shall be followed:
a. The Registrant shall fill out and submit to a Registrar of his/her choice an Application requesting that all information pertaining to the assignment of the specific ‘.gr’ Domain Name in question be transferred to the said Registrar and to be assigned to the said Registrar all the Registrar’s activities pertaining to the specific ‘.gr’ Domain Name in question, pursuant to Annex J of this present Decision. In the Application, the Registrant shall also indicate the details of his previous Registrar.
b. The new Registrar shall verify the identity of the person applying for the change and, in the case of a legal person, the Registrar shall make sure that the application is signed by its legal representative. If it is found that the person applying for the change is not the Holder of the ‘.gr’ Domain Name or the Holder’s legal representative, then the Application shall be rejected.
c. Next, the new Registrar shall notify the Registry within a deadline of three business days from the submission of the change of Registrar Application that a change of Registrar Application has been submitted by the Holder of the ‘.gr’ Domain Name. The Registry shall notify the previous Registrar electronically about the change of Registrar Application.
d. The previous Registrar, within three business days from the notification, shall verify that the Registrant has fulfilled all its financial obligations pertaining to the ‘.gr’ Domain name.
e. If the financial obligations pertaining to the ‘.gr’ Domain name have not been fulfilled, then the previous Registrar shall notify the Registry electronically within the same deadline as above and the Application shall be rejected. The Registry shall inform the new Registrar electronically about the rejection of the relevant request.
f. If all the financial obligations pertaining to the ‘.gr’ Domain name have been fulfilled, then the previous Registrar shall send to the new Registrar, within six business days from the application, all the documents maintained with regard to the Domain Name Holder and shall stop using the Holder’s information in printed or electronic form, except if he has obtained the Holder’s prior consent to that, pursuant to applicable law. Any printed or electronic documents submitted to the Institute of Technology and Research (ITR) during its operation as a Registrar shall remain at the ITR. The previous Registrar shall electronically notify the Registry within the same deadline as above on its consent to the completion of the change of Registrar procedure. Upon such notice, the change of Registrar procedure shall be completed and the domain name shall be appointed to the new Registrar.
g. The previous Registrar is entitled to refuse to send information only in the case where the Holder has not fulfilled all the Holder’s financial obligations pertaining to the Domain Name.
The new Registrar is entitled to refuse to provide the services only for reasons pertaining to the due submission of an Application or the existence of financial pendencies with the previous Registrar pertaining to the Domain Name. In any case of unjustified refusal, the Registrant shall notify EETT.
The new Registrar is entitled to request from the Registrant the payment of fees for the change of Registrar procedure.
A change of Domain Name Registrar cannot be made for as long as there are pending requests by the Domain Name Holder pertaining to a change of the Holder’s Corporate Name / Name, a transfer or a deletion.


CHAPTER V
DURATION OF RIGHT – TRANSFER

Article 14
Duration of Assignment and Renewal

The right acquired by the Assignment of a ‘.gr’ Domain Name shall remain valid for two (2) years form the date when the relevant Assignment Application is submitted to the Registry.
The right acquired for Domain Names reserved for a specific Holder and activated upon an application made by the said Holder shall remain valid for two (2) years from the date when the Domain Name Assignment Application based on which the said Domain Names were reserved for the Holder is submitted and not from their date of activation.
The Assignment may be renewed perpetually for successive periods of two (2) years every time. To renew a Domain Name, its Holder is under obligation to submit a relevant Application to the Registrar no later than three (3) working days prior to the expiry date of each time period for which the ‘.gr’ Domain Name is assigned or renewed, accompanied by the legal fees and any additional fees that may be requested by the Registrar.
Upon the renewal of the assigned Domain Name, there is also a renewal of any form of the assigned Domain Name that is automatically reserved pursuant to par. 7 and 8 of article 3 of this present Decision, as well as the reserved forms of the assigned Domain Name that have been activated upon an application made by the Holder. In the case where a Holder does not wish to renew a reserved form of the assigned Domain Name that has been activated based on an application filed by the Holder, he/she is under obligation to apply for the deactivation of the said form prior to the renewal of the Domain Name.
The Registrar is under obligation to notify the Application for the renewal of the ‘.gr’ Domain Name to the Registry within one business day from its receipt.
Upon publication of the Application in the Registry, the renewal shall be effected.
Upon the expiry of the duration of the Assignment or the renewal, the ‘.gr’ Domain Name assigned by EETT, along with all its reserved forms, shall be deactivated without a prior EETT Decision.
A Domain Name cannot be renewed for as along as there are pending applications by the Domain Name Holder pertaining to a change of the Holder’s Corporate Name / Name, a transfer or a deletion.


Article 15
Transfer of ‘.gr’ Domain Names

Based on a prior EETT Decision, it is permitted to transfer assigned ‘.gr’ Domain names. Upon transfer, the transferor shall divest its right based on this present Decision, which shall then be acquired by the transferee. Upon the transfer of an assigned Domain name, there will be a simultaneous transfer of any form of the assigned Domain Name that has been automatically reserved pursuant to par. 7 and 8 of article 3 of this present Decision, as well as of the reserved forms of the assigned Domain Name that have been activated upon an application made by the Holder. The reserved forms, activated or non-activated, cannot be transferred separately.
Interested parties shall have to submit to the Registrar of the Holder of the Domain Name being transferred a Transfer Application that must be forwarded to the Registry no later than 30 days prior to the expiry of the Domain Name, pursuant to Annex H of this present Decision, which shall include the following:
a. A Statement made by the Holder of the ‘.gr’ Domain Name that the Holder wishes to transfer the ‘.gr” Domain Name in question to the prospective transferee. The said statement must be clear, irrevocable and unconditional.
b. Statement made by the transferee that the transferee accepts the transfer.
c. A Statement made by the transferee that:
- the information provided is accurate and true
- in the case of a legal person, the person making the statement is binding the legal person in question
- in the case of third level Domain Names in which only the third level is variable, the transferee has the status corresponding to Holder s entitled to the assignment of a Common Use Domain Name which makes up the Non-variable field.
In addition, the Transfer Application shall be accompanied by any legal fees required at any given time and the additional transfer fees that may be required by the Registrar.
The Transfer application submitted based on this present Decision can be either in printed or in electronic form.
The Application and its accompanying documents shall be maintained by the Registrar in an archive.
The Registrar, upon submission of the Application, shall ascertain that the requirements set forth in paragraph 2 of this present article are met. The Registrar shall also ascertain that the Transferor is the Holder of the Name either by checking the authorization code or/and other information proving the Holder’s identity (Taxpayer’s Identification Number, Police I.D. number, etc.) or by the use of a state-of-the-art electronic signature based on a recognized certificate. If the above requirements are not met, the Registrar shall not forward the Application to the Registry.
The Registrar, within an exclusive deadline of three (3) days from the submission of the Transfer Application, shall forward the Application to EETT electronically on the Internet by the use of an appropriate software application provided by the Registry, which shall allow for the identification of the Registrar and shall ensure the non-alteration of the information by the use of an electronic signature based on a recognized certificate.
A transfer application for which the corresponding legal fees are not paid to the Registrar shall not be examined by EETT. To that end, the Registrar shall notify EETT no later than the fifth day from the submission of the application to the Registry whether the fees have been duly paid or not.
Within twenty (20) days from the receipt of the Application by EETT, EETT shall make a Decision for the acceptance or rejection of the Application and shall notify the Registry immediately.
In the case where the Transferor has permitted or tolerated the use of the ‘.gr’ Domain Name assigned to the Transferor, which is being transferred, as a constituent part of a 3rd or higher level ‘.gr’ Domain Name pursuant to article 5 of this present decision, the Transferor is under obligation to inform the prospective transferee of the exclusive right to the use of the Domain Name about the said use prior to the submission of the Application to the Registrar, pursuant to paragraph 2 of this present Article.
If the transfer of the Domain Name is approved by an EETT decision — on condition that the new Holder has accepted the use of the ‘.gr’ Domain Name being transferred as a constituent part of a 3rd or higher level ‘.gr’ Domain Name, as permitted and tolerated by the Transferor — the new Holder shall become subject to the rights and obligations of the Holder pursuant to article 5 of this present Decision on the use of 3rd or higher level ‘.gr’ Domain Names without an Assignment.


CHAPTER VI
PROVISIONS WITH REGARD TO THE REGISTRY

Article 16
Obligations of the Registry

The Registry shall act based on the framework agreed upon and approved by EETT, as well as in accordance with the principles of nondiscrimination, and assurance of transparency and objectivity.
The Registry shall proceed with the definite activation of the assigned ‘.gr’ Domain Names upon notice of a relevant EETT decision in such manner as provided for by EETT from time to time.
The Registry shall temporarily activate or deactivate the ‘.gr’ Domain Names whenever provided for in this present Decision in such manner as provided for by EETT from time to time.
The Registry shall maintain an archive of the ‘.gr’ Domain Names including information about the Activation/Assignment of ‘.gr’ Domain Names, such as the description of Domain Names, the time order of assignment applications, the identity of beneficiaries, the time of Activation, the time and act of Assignment or other information pertaining to such other acts as provided for in this present Decision, as well as information that pertain to the identity of the Registrar that has intervened for the act in question.
The Registry’s archive shall be maintained at least in electronic form by the use of an appropriately structured database. The Registry shall be required to extract the said data from the database upon a relevant request made by EETT in such appropriate electronic format as determined by EETT.
The Registry’s archive shall be available on-line so as to ensure that EETT shall have access to it at all times. The means used for accessing it shall be agreed upon mutually between the Registry and EETT.
Without any prejudice to any potential personal data of the Registrants who have requested their non-disclosure, all data included in the Registry shall be notified upon request, and publication thereof shall be possible upon a relevant Decision made by EETT.
The Registry shall undertake the responsibility for the proper function, management and technical support of the required ‘.gr’ Name Servers, either located in Greece or abroad, as well as for the ongoing modernization of the system so as to guarantee the fulfillment of all future needs of the ‘.gr’ domain.
The Registry is required to extract the data maintained in the zone files of the primary ‘.gr’ Name Server upon a relevant request made by EETT, in such appropriate electronic format as determined by EETT.
The Registry shall undertake the setting up, management and operation of a Website used for providing Internet users with information on the procedures associated with ‘.gr’ Domain Names, and shall make available to Internet users a public search service for ‘.gr’ Domain Names.
The Registry shall undertake the setting up, management and operation of the necessary infrastructure (Website, e-mail service, telephone exchange, etc.) and the development of appropriate software so that EETT and Registrars are able to take the actions required based on this present Decision by using secure methods.
The Registry shall not act as Registrar.
EETT shall have the discretion either to operate the Registry itself or to assign its operation, through a tender, to another legal person.
In the case where the operation of the Registry is assigned by EETT to third parties, all the data maintained by the Registry shall belong to EETT and shall be made available to it in electronic form whenever EETT may request them, and in any case upon termination of the assignment of the operation of the Registry by EETT to the person in question, irrespective of the reason of the termination.


CHAPTER VII
PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO REGISTRARS

Article 17
Function of Registrars

The Registrars shall be persons meeting such specifications set forth by EETT from time to time as referred to in Annex B of this present Decision, as applicable at any time. The Registrars may also be foreign persons having their registered offices in a European Union member-state provided that they have appointed an attorney in Greece.
Any persons wishing to become Registrars and meeting the requirements referred to in Annex B shall submit a simple Notice to EETT. A Sample Notice is included in Appendix G of this present Decision. The Notice shall be accompanied by a Legal Statement made by the person submitting it or its legal representative, in the case of a legal person, that they fully accept the obligations and fully meet the criteria based on this present EETT Decision.
EETT shall immediately publish any Notice in the Registry and its Website. Upon publication of a Notice in the Registry and its Website, pursuant to Annex K of this present Decision, the person submitting the Notice is entitled to act as a Registrar.
In the case where the information included in the Notice submitted to EETT are changed, the Registrar is required to notify EETT within ten days from the said change.


Article 18
Obligations of the Registrars

The relations of the Registrars with the applicants and other Registrars shall be governed by the principles of good faith and good morals, as well as by the overall spirit of this present Decision and the law on competition and the protection of consumers.
Registrars are required to maintain an archive including all documents (printed or electronic ones) submitted by Registrants from time to time, the relevant fee payment receipts, as well as any other document sent by the Registry or EETT to the Registrar pertaining to a corresponding ‘.gr’ Domain Name. EETT shall be entitled to request from Registrars, at any time, any of the documents maintained by the Registrars pertaining to ‘.gr’ Domain Names. The Registrars shall forward the requested documents to EETT within twenty four (24) hours.
A Registrar’s archive shall also be maintained, to the extent possible, in electronic form by the use of an appropriately structured database. The Registrar shall be required to extract the said data from the database upon a relevant request made by EETT in such appropriate electronic format as determined by EETT.
Registrars are required to take all necessary actions based on this present Regulation within the deadlines set in this present Regulation.
Registrars are required to inform the Holders about any information notified to them by the Registry of EETT, which pertains to a corresponding ‘.gr’ Domain Name.
Registrars are required, if requested to do so, to take any necessary action pursuant to this present Decision for providing service to Registrants. Registrars are not allowed to apply practices that prevent Registrants from freely contacting any Registrar they wish or replacing their current Registrar.
Registrars are required to pay to EETT the legal fees determined by EETT, pursuant to Annex D of this present Decision.
Registrars are required to have and ensure the proper operation of their own Name Servers (at least two) in order to provide services to Registrants, if the Registrants wish so, as well as to ensure the Internet connection of the said servers with the Domain Name System.
Registrars are required to have the necessary material and technical infrastructure so as to be able to communicate with the Registry at least in one of the methods made available by the Registry in order to process the applications filed by Registrants.
A Registrar is not entitled to take any action on a Domain Name without the prior consent of the corresponding Domain Name Holder. The said consent must have been given in printed or electronic form.
A Registrar is allowed to be a Registrant, too, only if the ‘.gr’ Domain Names requested are for its own use. In any case, a Registrar shall not abuse its right by pursuing the Assignment to itself of an unjustifiably large number of ‘.gr’ Domain Names.
Registrars shall not refuse, without a reasonable cause, the provision of ‘.gr’ Domain Name assignment services.
In the case where a Registrar wishes to terminate its operation as such, the said Registrar is under obligation to notify the Registry, EETT and its Registrants in writing at least ninety (90) days in advance, so that they are able to transfer to another Registrar. Furthermore, the said Registrar is under obligation to notify its Registrants in writing that, if a certain Holder does not appoint another Registrar within the said deadline, the Registrar shall destroy the documents and notify EETT, which shall proceed to delete the Holder’s Domain Name Assignment. Furthermore, the said Registrar is under obligation to take any action necessary for transferring the Domain Names.
Based on an EETT decision, after a hearing held in accordance with the Hearing Regulation of EETT, a Registrar shall be deleted in the case where the said Registrar does not fulfill its obligations based on this present Decision, indicatively when the legal fees charged on Registrants are not duly paid to EETT, when Registrars are in breach of the provisions set forth in this present Decision, the principles of good faith and good morals, pertaining in particular to their relations with the persons applying for ‘.gr’ Domain names, as well as the principles set forth in applicable law on the protection of competition, consumers protection and the protection of personal data.
Upon an EETT decision, a Registrar shall be deleted if the said Registrar comes under liquidation or receivership or bankruptcy.
In the cases referred to in paragraph 14 of this present article, a Registrar is required to proceed with the immediate delivery to EETT of its archive including the Registrants’ documents. At the same time, EETT shall duly publish the said incident and invite all Holders and Registrants to recover their original documents and select a new Registrar within ninety (90) days from the initial publication by EETT. In the case where a certain Holder or Registrant does not recover the above documents within the above deadline and does not appoint a new Registrar within the above deadline, EETT shall destroy the documents and delete the Domain Names Assignment.
Registrars shall allow EETT or/and any persons indicated by EETT from time to time, upon reasonable notice, to visit their premises and carry out an inspection to ascertain that they fulfill the Obligations of Registrars. In addition, Registrars shall also provide EETT with any necessary information pertaining to their function as Registrars.
When providing their services, Registrars shall have to comply with all the obligations based on this present Decision.


CHAPTER VIII
PROTECTION OF DATA

Article 19
Protection of Data

The personal data of the natural persons that are Domain Name Holder shall not be published or disclosed to any third parties in the case or prior express refusal on the part of a beneficiary.
As an exception to the above, EETT shall, in any case, disclose the data of a Domain Name Holder if there is an Order issued by a Public Prosecutor.
Without prejudice to the provisions set forth in applicable law on the protection of personal data, Registrars shall collect personal data of a person applying for the assignment of a domain name or for another act pertaining to a Domain Name only to the degree necessary for processing the person’s Application. The collection or processing of personal data for other purposes without the prior consent of the person involved is prohibited, pursuant to applicable law.


CHAPTER IX
FEES

Article 20
Assignment and domain name use fees

Registrants are under obligation to pay fees to EETT for the services associated with ‘.gr’ Domain Names, the amount of which shall be proportionate to the cost incurred by EETT for the management of ‘.gr’ Domain Names.
For each act taken for the assignment of a ‘.gr’ Domain Name, or the activation of a reserved ‘.gr’ Domain Name, or the transfer – change of the Holder’s corporate name / name, or the renewal of an assigned or activated reserved ‘.gr’ Domain Name, the Registrar shall pay to EETT the fees determined in Annex D of this present Decision. For the above acts, no fees shall be paid to EETT in the case of an application that is rejected. The fee charged for a renewal, transfer and Change of the Corporate Name / Name of a Holder of an assigned Domain Name shall also cover the renewal, transfer and Change of the Corporate Name / Name of the Holder of any form of the assigned Domain Name that is automatically reserved pursuant to par. 7 and 8 of article 3 of this present Decision, which have not been activated upon an application made by the Holder.
A Registrar shall be entitled to require the payment of fees by Registrants also in the case where no fees are required by EETT.
Registrars shall be exclusively responsible, upon penalty of exclusion from the EETT approved List of Registrars, for the payment to EETT of fees for assignments of ‘.gr’ Domain Names, for activations of reserved ‘.gr’ Domain Names, for the transfers – changes of the Holder’s corporate name / name, for the renewals of assigned or activated reserved ‘.gr’ Domain Names, for the Registrants they serve.
The fees required from a Registrant by a Registrar, as well as the General Transactions Terms that govern any actions taken on ‘.gr’ domain names shall have to be posted in the Registrar’s Website.
The fees must be posted at a conspicuous and easily accessible location of the Registrar’s Website so that competent EETT services are able to perform price audits at will.
It is prohibited, upon penalty of exclusion from the EETT approved List of Registrars, for a Registrar to impose fees higher than the ones determined in Annex D.
Registrars shall pay, in the following month, their total amounts owed to EETT for the previous month.
To hold a Hearing in accordance with the Hearing Regulation of EETT, upon a complaint filed about any breach of this present Regulation, the Complainant shall have to pay to EETT a fee equal to Euro 300.00.
EETT is entitled to make a Decision adjusting the fees referred to in Annex D. The interval between the publication of the Decision and its entry into force may not be shorter than three (3) months.


CHAPTER X
SUPERVISION

Article 21
Supervision

EETT shall supervise and control the application of this present Decision.
The Registry and Registrars shall have to provide EETT with any relevant information considered necessary for EETT for the management of the assignment of Internet domain names or for statistical reasons.
The Registry is under obligation to prepare and submit to EETT a Quarterly Activity Report, which shall include the quantitative and qualitative data pertaining to ‘.gr’ Domain Names, whereby the content of the said Report shall be determined by EETT from time to time.
The Quarterly Report shall be submitted both in electronic and printed form. Indicatively, the Quarterly Report shall include information pertaining to the following categories:
a. Holder s of ‘.gr’ Domain Names
The total number of Holder s of ‘.gr’ Domain Names until the end of the quarter, classified per Registrar, along with the number of Holder s of ‘.gr’ Domain Names added to the Registry’s database over the same period.
b. Domain Names
The total number of ‘.gr’ Domain Names assigned until the end of the previous quarter, as well as the number of ‘.gr’ Domain Names assigned, deleted, expired or renewed over the corresponding period. In addition, the above shall be classified per Registrar.
c. Name Servers Activity
The total number of applications submitted to the Registry’s Name Servers until the end of the previous quarter. In addition the said number shall be classified per 2nd level Domain for the Common Use 2nd level Domain Names established by EETT, as determined in Annex C of this present Decision.
EETT is entitled to proceed to publish the information necessary for discharging its duties, with respect for the principle of transparency, proportionality and professional secrecy.


CHAPTER XI
FINAL AND TRANSITORY PROVISIONS

Article 22
Final and Transitory Provisions

Any applications for acts on ‘.gr’ Domain Names submitted to the Registry before this present Decision enters into force, which are still pending, shall be processed pursuant to the provisions applicable before this present Decision enters into force.
Any complaints submitted to EETT before this present Decision enters into force, which are still pending, shall be processed pursuant to the provisions applicable before this present Decision enters into force.
This present Regulation shall govern all Domain Names assigned until it enters into force, irrespective of the procedure followed for their assignment.
From the time when this present Decision enters into force, the following decisions made by EETT shall be cancelled:
a. Decision No. 268/73 “Regulation on Management and Assignment of ‘.gr’ Domain Names” (Government Gazette 1617/31.12.2002) as amended by EETT Decision No. 310/16/17.3.2004 “Amendment of EETT Decision No. 268/73/25.11.2002 on the Regulation on Management and Assignment of ‘.gr’ Domain Names and the Commencement of Operation of the Registry” (Government Gazette 558B/2.4.2004);
b. Decision No. 310/15/17.3.2004 “Sample Domain Name Assignment Application pursuant to article 7 of the Regulation on Management and Assignment of ‘.gr’ Domain Names”;
c. Decision No. 305/35/6.2.2004 on the approval of the Registrar Notice Form;
d. Decision No. 309/48/12.3.2004 “Regulation for the Determination of the Fees for Actions Taken on ‘.gr’ Domain Names” (Government Gazette 525 B/23.3.2004);
e. Decision No. 327/68/20.8.2005 “List of ‘.gr’ Domain Name Registrars pursuant to article 13, par. 3 of the Regulation on Management and Assignment of ‘.gr’ Domain Names as amended and applicable”;
f. Decision No. 348/141/15.4.2005 “Amendment of EETT Decision No. 309/48/12.3.2004 ‘Regulation for the Determination of the Fees for Actions Taken on '.gr' Domain Names (Government Gazette 525 B/23.3.2004)’”.


Article 23
Entry into force

This present Decision shall enter into force on 4.7.2005 at 7.00 UTC.

Annex A
Characteristics of the Server Names
used for ‘.gr’ Domain Names

Each ‘.gr’ Domain Name must be served at least by two (2) Name Servers. The said servers shall return NS Records with all relevant information for all the Name Servers serving the specific ‘.gr’ Domain Name in question.
The Name Servers shall return Mail Exchange (MX) records for each ‘.gr’ Domain Name they serve. The e-mail servers associated with the said records and used by the beneficiary of the ‘.gr’ Domain Name have been adjusted so as to accept e-mail messages sent to the corresponding Domain Name.
The Name Servers shall return Start of Authority (SOA) type records for each ‘.gr’ Domain Name they serve, which shall be compatible with the following specifications:
a. The “MNAME” field includes the name of the primary Name Server for the ‘.gr’ Domain Name;
b. The “RNAME’ field includes a functioning e-mail address;
c. The serial numbers and timers follow the principles of the Domain Name System so as to prevent any material differences from them.


Annex B
Criteria to be met by Registrars

Registrars must be either natural or legal persons of any form, established based on and governed by the law of an EU member-state.
Registrars must have the building facilities, human resources and information systems infrastructure that shall allow them to fulfill their obligations as Registrars based on this present Decision in an appropriate fashion.
Registrars are required:
a. to have and ensure the proper operation of their own Name Servers (at least two) in order to provide services to Registrants, if the Registrants wish so, as well as to ensure the Internet connection of the said servers with the Domain Name System;
b. to have and ensure the proper operation of the hardware and software used for the maintenance of the archive including the data of the Registrants they serve;
c. to have the corresponding human resources, in proportion to the number of Registrants they expect to serve, so as to ensure the smooth processing and checking of the assignment applications within the deadlines provided for in the Regulation.
EETT is entitled to publish Ethics Regulations to be complied with by Registrars or to determine the minimum necessary infrastructure requirements, in compliance with the provisions set forth in the Greek law and the law of the EU.


Annex C
Common Use 2nd level ‘.gr’ Domain Names

The following 2nd level Domain Names are made available for the assignment of 3rd level Domain Names:

com.gr for those engaging in commercial activities;
edu.gr for educational organizations;
net.gr for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and network providers;
org.gr for non-profit organizations;
gov.gr exclusively for governmental organizations.

It is recommended that any interested parties that belong to the above categories apply for the assignment of Domain Names in the corresponding 2nd level domains.

Annex D
Fees for the assignment and use of domain names

For each act taken until 31.8.2005 for the assignment or activation of a reserved ‘.gr’ Domain Name, or for the transfer – change of an Holder’s corporate name / name, or for the renewal of an assigned or activated reserved ‘.gr’ Domain Name, the Registrar shall pay to EETT a fee equal to Euro eleven and eighty cents (€ 11.80).
From 1.9.2005, for each act taken for the assignment of a ‘.gr’ Domain Name, or the activation of a reserved ‘.gr’ Domain Name, or the transfer – change of an Holder’s corporate name / name, or the renewal of an assigned or activated reserved ‘.gr’ Domain Name, the Registrar shall pay to EETT a fee equal to Euro twelve and fifty cents (€ 12.50).
The maximum fees a Registrant may pay to a Registrar are determined as follows:
a. Euro forty four (€ 44.00) plus VAT for the assignment of a ‘.gr’ Domain Name;
b. Euro forty four (€ 44.00) plus VAT for the activation of a reserved ‘.gr’ Domain Name;
c. Euro forty four (€ 44.00) plus VAT for the transfer of an assigned or activated reserved ‘.gr’ Domain Name;
d. Euro forty four (€ 44.00) plus VAT for the change of the corporate name / name of a Holder of an assigned or activated reserved ‘.gr’ Domain Name;
e. Euro twenty nine and thirty cents (€ 29.30) plus VAT for the renewal of an assigned or activated reserved ‘.gr’ Domain Name.
The above fees include the fee paid by the Registrar to EETT.

Marousi, 20 May 2005
The Chairman
EMM. A. GIAKOUMAKIS

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