Patrida.net: New Greek political party ΠΑΤΡΙΔΑ using .net domain

ΠΑΤΡΙΔΑ (Patrida) is a new Greek political party, co-founded by independent, right-wing (Conservative) politician Constantinos Bogdanos. The party’s launch was announced earlier today on social media, operating from the domain name Patrida.net. Patrida means “fatherland” in modern Greek, as the ancient Greek word “patris” (πατρίς) stems from “pater” (πατήρ) or “father.” The Greek word gave […]

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Papa Gyros vs. Pappa Gyros: Two Greek-American restaurants fight via the UDRP process

It’s the ancient battle of Papa Gyros (yee-ros) vs. Pappa Gyros; an Ohio restaurant serving Greek style food against a Texan restaurant competing in the same diluted field of alleged Greek food. The feud over the domain PappaGyros.com took place via the UDRP process at the WIPO, as the Complainant operates since 2006 via their […]

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Domain sightings: Aegean Art Souvenirs in Greece

The hardest part of spending two weeks in Greece is finding and hauling back souvenirs for everyone. I had to buy a carry-on for this and prayed to Hermes that it would not get lost on the way back home, loaded with so many little treasures. Hermes, protector of travelers, obliged. I believe I did […]

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Samos.com: Greek island domain pending sale via Escrow.com

Samos is a beautiful Greek island in the eastern Aegean sea, with rich history and breath-taking views. The verdant island with mountain trails, beaches & restaurants, is the birthplace of mathematician Pythagoras and philosopher Epicurus. The Muscat wines from Samos are legendary. Meanwhile, the matching .com domain name, Samos.com, was registered in 1997 and in […]

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From dot .EU to .ευ : #Greek use of new IDN #TLD expected to be minimal

Less is more, the ancient Greeks said, with the phrase “Ουκ εν τω πολλώ το ευ.” That last word, “ευ” means “good” and the exact translation is “no good is found in many.” EURid, operators of the dot .EU TLD for European countries, are now releasing the Greek letter version, dot .ευ (.ΕΥ in capital […]

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This is #Athens : Non .com #domain sightings in #Greece

What are “domain sightings?” We can best describe them as random encounters with domain names in the real world. When we come across domains dressing up vehicles or boats, plastered across business buildings or shops, or even products – that’s a domain “in the wild.” For ease of reference, we group domain sightings in two […]

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Non .com #domain sightings in #Greece : Carpet.GR

Domain sightings are random encounters with domains in real life. These “domains in the wild” typically appear on vehicles, boats, business buildings, signs, and products. We classify them in two main groups: dot .com domain sightings, and all of the others. This time around we came across a generic keyword domain in Athens, Greece, Carpet.GR. […]

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Kyriakos #Mitsotakis .com : New #Greek prime minister’s #domain owned by #HugeDomains!

Greece has a new prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, after general elections were held on Sunday. The 51 year old conservative politician and president of the New Democracy party, comes from a Cretan family with a long tradition in Greek politics. Kyriakos Mitsotakis aspires to make a substantial change in how Greece was ruled internally by […]

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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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