Can I register .EU domains with the IDN character "ς"?


In July 2016, EURid implemented the IDNA2008 protocol enabling the registration of .EU domain names that include the IDN character "ς".

However, this protocol is not supported by all the web browsers yet. Thus, .EU domains with "ς" can be registered but cannot be connected with websites.

Until this transitional stage is completed, we suggest you connect your websites with .EU domains that contain the character "σ" or only latin characters. In the meantime, you can register .EU domains with "ς" to use in the future.

Lastly, we should mention that when you register a .EU domain with "ς", the respective domain with "σ" is no longer available for registration by the registry, and vice versa.


Article Number: 1568
Posted: Fri, Aug 12, 2016 10:29 AM
Last Updated: Fri, Aug 12, 2016 10:29 AM

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