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Elder Pastitsios: Satiric Facebook page creator sentenced to jail

Almost sixteen months ago, we reported the enforcement of an outdated Greek law related to insulting one’s religion, in a case that involved the arrest of the creator of a parody Facebook page. “Pastitsios the Elder” poked fun at a long-demised monk, whose name – Paisios – rhymed with a popular Greek pasta dish, pastitsio. […]

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Domainer wins UDRP using ‘Affluenza defense’ at the WIPO

A prominent domainer’s lawyer successfully used an “Affluenza defense” to fight off a company’s predatory UDRP. Tony Angelo Spanakis, of Brooklyn, New York spent the early days of his youth as a well-spoiled child; the Spanakis family restaurant provided a comfortable living since the early 1970’s. “The Respondent’s sense of responsibility was distorted by many […]

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Golden Dawn: Frank Schilling’s .com a magnet of international political traffic

It’s not uncommon for a beautiful name to be used as a cover for something sinister and pure evil. The name “Golden dawn” signifies a shiny rising of the sun, peeking from behind a mountain top, making the treetops shimmer. Unfortunately, it’s also the name of a political party in Greece, that somehow managed to […]

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Domain Gangs of New York: Kosher chicken capers

The day before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, New Yorker domainers Mike Bahlitzanakis and Tony Kanakaris had lunch at Mamma Maria’s, a Greek family-owned restaurant in Astoria, Queens. Just like every other laid back Greek, catching up about domain names and Mike’s sale of Select.com took over two and a half hours. Tony bragged […]

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Greek Gaming Commission orders Greek ISPs to block 401 gambling web sites

In a move that disregards European regulations related to online gambling, the Greek Gaming Commission has released a “black list” of 401 gambling web sites to be blocked in Greece. A decision that was made on July 24th, defines the initial black list of web sites that “are not licensed to provide gambling services in […]

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Not so Despicable .me: Speedtest keyword sells for a small chunk

Behold, all ye despicable minions! When the movie Despicable Me hit the theaters in 2010, it became an overnight success. Very creatively, the film producers used the Montenegrin .Me ccTLD to promote the movie, from the URL Despicable.Me. Since then, the .Me ccTLD has been used on numerous occasions to create ‘domain hacks‘ that include […]

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GTLDs: Dot .Barber registry wants to give all barbers a chance

A new gTLD application at ICANN aims to give all barbers their own dedicated domain. The application for Dot .Barber is currently being processed, with no apparent opposition. “For years, I was baffled as of why barbers can’t afford their own domain name, then it hit me: They all call themselves ‘Barber Shop’!” says Dot […]

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ERT drama: Greek Radio and Television employees circumvent NERIT.gr domain hijacking

Thank Zeus for the GR.com Registry! 😀 An ingenious move by sacked employees and European affiliates of the now dissolved Greek Radio and Television, is fighting back at the hijacking of a .GR domain by the Greek Government. While all traffic for NERIT.gr is being null-routed by ForthNet managers of the .GR ccTLD, on command […]

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Greek government still holds .GR domain hostage!

NERIT.gr, a domain registered by a private individual, remained hijacked by the Greek government, more than a week after its registration. By instructing ForthNet – the Greek domain Registry – to alter the “A records” for the domain, the Greek government rushed to keep NERIT.gr offline, in an apparent attempt to silence the opposing television […]

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ERT drama continues: Greek government hijacks NERIT.gr domain traffic

BREAKING NEWS: The Greek Council of State has decided that the public broadcaster should remain open during its restructuring, requesting that all ERT frequencies and websites be restored immediately. Source link. The shutting down of the Greek national radio and television network (ERT) for reasons of restructuring, was met by immediate resistance by the agency employees and […]

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GR.com Registry given a boost with the registration of ERT.gr.com

For several years now, the GR.com registry has been serving the Greek domain market as a smart alternate to the Greek ccTLD, .gr. While the ccTLD, .gr has reduced the ‘red tape’ involved in the registration of .gr domains, the GR.com sublevel domain names are cheaper and instant to own. Two days ago, we delivered […]

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ERT.gr goes dark as Greek government shuts down the national radio and television

In a surprise move earlier today, the Greek government announced the immediate closure of its national radio and television network, citing reorganization reasons. ERT.gr, the Greek national Radio and Television web site was also turned off, while a total of 2,656 employees were terminated, pending layoff compensations per the law. Thousands of protesters took to […]

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