EURid has begun notifying domain registrants that their Greek-script .eu addresses would be removed at some point during this year.
The firm said yesterday that the domain names will cease to function after November 14th.
It is a part of the registry’s intention to phase out mixed-script internationalized domain names over the course of the next three years. These names are regarded to be a bad security practice.
The Greek-script IDN .eu domain names that are being impacted are not the Greek-script IDN.IDN domain names that use the.eu extension.
After what can only be described as an amusingly Kafkaesque, yet characteristically ICANN-style, decade-long struggle to pry the ccTLD through its IDN Fast Track regulations, EU was finally implemented in 2019.
Due to the fact that EURid had been allowing Greek-script second-level names under its base Latin .eu domain for some time, it grandfathered in existing registrants by “cloning” their .eu names into .eu, despite the fact that these names would only have a lifespan of three years.
Given that there were only 2,694 .eu domains registered by the end of 2021, it is reasonable to believe that the number of domains on the list of those to be deleted must be lower.