Launch of New Domain Extension - .GR.COM

(London, November 30, 2010) .GR.COM - a new domain extension - is being launched via a Phased Roll-Out, from November 30 for registered trademark holders seeking domain names matching their marks, and from January 10, 2011 for all other registrants.

As a unique service to those seeking to buy premium “keyword” domains, NO PREMIUM DOMAINS ARE RESERVED BY THE REGISTRY. All names not registered by trademark owners will be made available through registrars globally from January 10, 2011. For example: – available – available - available – available – available – available – available – available – available – available – available – available

Registrations of .GR.COM domains are totally unrestricted. Anyone, residing in any country, may register as many as they want. Expected customers include:

.GR.COM is the nineteenth domain extension combining a country code with the .COM suffix, and like .US.COM, .EU.COM, .CN.COM and the others, it will be sold globally through the leading quality registrars and resellers including Network Solutions, eNom, and Key Systems.

CentralNic, the company launching the new .GR.COM domain extension, is releasing it to Trademark owners from November 30 partnering with ClearingHouse for Intellectual Property to manage the process, and Deloitte as the Trademark validation agent. Then from January 10, 2011, interested parties will be able to acquire the most desirable .GR.COM domains, with domains with multiple interested buyers going to auction. The remaining domains will become available on a first-come-first-served basis from February 8, 2011.

“.GR.COM is a very exciting addition to the global range of domain extensions,” said Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic. “GR.COM already enjoys a substantial following among the domain community, with over 3000 Facebook Likes before its launch, and we expect healthy interest from many people excited to obtain the domain name they want, ending .GR.COM – including very attractive and versatile premium domain names.


The only registry to launch two new domain extensions in 2010, CentralNic manages a growing number of domain extensions, including .US.COM, .LA, UK.COM in the United Kingdom .EU.COM in Europe, and .CN.COM in China. One of the longest-running domain registries in the world, CentralNic is the Registry Service Provider of choice for new domains requiring proven secure and stable technology, global distribution, and expertise in domain sales and marketing.


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