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API commands

Please find in the following a set of the most commonly used standard API commands in order to register, modify, renew, and transfer a domain name.

Domain Registration

(API Command reference » AddDomain)
command         = AddDomain
domain          = yourdomain.gr
period          = (INT)
ownercontact0   = (CONTACT)
admincontact0   = (CONTACT)
techcontact0    = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0	= (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 	= (NAMESERVER)
  • Newly registered domains will remain in status "processing" until the domains are fully registered after 4-8 weeks.
  • The domain name is automatically checked by the registry and if it is not a restricted domain name, it becomes active within a maximum timeframe of 3 hours. The temporary activation of the domain name does not grant the domain name applicant any rights over the domain name. The official registry (EETT) examines the application within a period of 4 - 8 weeks from its submission by the registrar to the Registry and proceeds to either accept or reject the request.

Domain Modification

(API Command reference » ModifyDomain)
Standard command
command = ModifyDomain
domain  = yourdomain.gr

Change of registrant

command = TradeDomain
domain  = yourdomain.gr
ownercontact0   = (CONTACT)

The official registry (EETT) examines the application within a period of 4 - 8 weeks from its submission by the registrar to the Registry and proceeds to either accept or reject the request.

Domain Renewal

RenewDomain is not available for .gr TLDs.

.gr domains cannot be renewed explicitly. To renew a .gr domain you have to set the domain renewal mode or default renewal mode to AUTORENEW or RENEWONCE.

Domain Deletion

(API Command reference » DeleteDomain)
COMMAND = DeleteDomain
DOMAIN = yourdomain.gr

Domain Transfer

(API Command reference » TransferDomain)
command = TransferDomain
domain  = yourdomain.gr
action  = request
auth    = .......

A .gr domain transfer must be initiated with a so-called authorisation code. Auth-codes can be set via ModifyDomain command.

Domain Restore

(API Command reference » RestoreDomain)
command = RestoreDomain
domain  = yourdomain.gr

Domain Restrictions

A list of rejected domain names can be found on the registry website

IDN Information

  • According to the definition in Decision 351/76, homograph names are those Domain Names whose variable field is consisted of alpharithmetic characters which VISUALLY match the lower or upper case, punctuated or unpunctuated form, and their non-variable field is the same. For example, let's consider the names eett.gr and εεττ.gr whose capital form is visually the same (EETT.gr and ΕΕΤΤ.gr). We should point out to those interested to the fact that audibly similar or visual dissimilar names are not covered by the above definition (for example, maria.gr has no homograph because the character ρ has no visually similar character in the Greek alphabet while one homograph of the Domain Name μαρια.gr is the latin mapia.gr - which in capital case becomes ΜΑΡΙΑ.gr). A table of the homograph characters can be found here. The right to activate homograph names is reserved for the Domain Name Registrant to which the homographs in question are referring to. For the activation of each of those homograph names the Registrant has to contact their Registrar, and pay the necessary fee.
  • For a list of the Greek characters available for registration please follow this link

Supported IDN Scripts

The following IDN scripts are supported by .gr.
Provide the LANGUAGE TAG corresponding to your desired IDN within the AddDomain command as X-IDN-LANGUAGE extension.


Get more information of "IDN tables", which represent permitted code points (letters) allowed for Internationalised Domain Name registrations in particular registries on IANA Repository of IDN Practices.

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