Greek domainers : Papaki – the only ICANN accredited registrar in Greece

Operating an ICANN-accredited domain registrar in Greece, puts a lot of weight on the shoulders of Papaki. Operating from Papaki.gr and Papaki.com, the Greek domain registrar was founded in 2004 in Crete, Greece, by Dimitris Anthoulakis, Aggela Anthoulaki and Frank Maounis. In 2009, it became the top domain registrar for .GR and .EU domains in […]

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Greek domain conference : Smokers are welcome

The first ever domain conference in Greece will allow and even encourage smoking, a pastime many Greeks share. Domain Greekfest 2017 will take place in Athens, Greece, sometime in early fall, and preparations are under way. Smoking while having coffee, or on its own, is a vice many Greeks attribute to the “idle hands” syndrome. […]

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Greek politics: Democrat Socialists Movement and social media failure

George Papandreou, former prime minister of Greece, launched a new political party today called “Democrat Socialists Movement.” With general elections coming up on January 25th, the heat is on for Papandreou to attract votes from his former party, PASOK. Speculations over the name of the party led some media to report the name as “Kinima […]

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Oroskopos: Horoscope war between two Greeks – Who won the UDRP ?

A war of “horoscopes” erupted between two Greeks, over the domain name Oroskopos.tv. In rather dated Greek, the word “oroskopos” means “observer of the hours” and it’s the source for modern day horoscopes. A UDRP filed at the WIPO by Newsphone Hellas SA of Greece, was targeting the ownership of the domain; Hercules Capritsas, of […]

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Invest in Greece: Ron Jackson’s retirement .Link goes through Uniregistry

Domain reporter and investor, Ron Jackson, is very fond of Greece. A couple of years ago, we wished Ron a happy birthday, overlaying his jovial image onto popular Greek destinations. That photo album of Ron Jackson became the trigger apparently, for some recent domain investments, on the dot .Link gTLD managed by Uniregistry. Indeed, we […]

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Mike Mann wants $3000 dollars for a Greek goat

Goats are the source of many nutrients in the food chain – as long as one isn’t a vegetarian. Goat meat is leaner than lamb and beef, and when cooked right possesses a rich flavor that hints of Christmas and Easter feasts combined. In Greece, the best feta cheese is made from goat milk, or […]

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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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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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