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Greek .eu domains were phase out to avoid script mixing

The Greek domain name(s) with the Latin .eu extension were all phased-out, i.e. deleted, following a three-year phase-out period on 13 November 2022.

From 14 November 2022, only Greek domain names with the Greek .ευ extension (Greek.Greek) remain registered.

As of 14 November 2022, registrants should only use a Greek.Greek domain name.

The .ευ guidelines explain in detail the cloning of Greek .eu domain names to .ευ, which took place on 14 November 2019. As part of that process, a three-year script adjustment phase was launched, which allowed for both Greek .eu domain names and their clones in .ευ to coexist for a period of three years, ending on 13 November 2022.

The phase-out of Greek domain names with the Latin .eu extension was done to follow the ‘no script mixing’ best practice for Internationalised Domain Names. The objective of the ‘no script mixing’ best practice is to avoid confusion about domain names that look similar.

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