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Old 2nd April 2011, 11:19 PM
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Greece’s request for .ελ turned down

From DomainIncite:

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Greece’s request for .ελ, a version of .gr in its local script, was rejected by ICANN because it looked too much like .EA, a non-existent top-level domain.
A couple of regulars from this forum added comments. One commenter suggested that this shows the advantage of IDN .com domains.

But I am not as sure. It seems possible that .κομ could be blocked because of visual similarity to .com.

Or, in a more likely scenario, Verisign might be forced to choose between .κομ (Greek) and .ком (Russian), because the two are visually quite similar.

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