Greek .eu domain names to be deleted

Views:929 Time:2022-02-20 11:21:37 Author: NiceNIC.NET


EURid has started warning registrants that their Greek-script .eu domains will be deleted this year.

 

The names will no longer work after November 14, the company said yesterday.

 

It's part of the registry's three-year plan to phase out mixed-script internationalized domain names, which are considered poor security practice.

 

The affected domains are Greek-script IDN.eu names, not IDN.IDN names using the Greek-script .ευ.

 

.ευ was introduced in 2019, after an amusingly Kafkaesque, yet typically ICANN, decade-long effort to crowbar the ccTLD through its IDN Fast Track rules.

 

Because EURid had been accepting Greek-script second-level names under its base Latin .eu domain for some time, it grandfathered existing registrants by "cloning" their .eu names into .ευ, albeit with only a three-year lifespan.

 

There were only 2,694 .ευ domains registered at the end of 2021, so one must assume that the number of domains on the deleting list must be smaller.

 

Source from Domain Incite

 

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