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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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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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