Greece Forgot To Register NERIT.GR

    internet_537_355The closed-down national broadcaster ERT is set to reopen by the end of August udner a new name, NERIT, but someone in the government apparently forgot to register the domain name.

    NERIT is the acronym for the New Hellenic Radio Internet and TV and its domain name was supposed to be but it was not registered, according to because of the rush to reestablish the agency.

    It turns out it’s too late to take the name as according to the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology, the domain was registered on June 13 not by the government but by an unidentified individual. It was not known if that was a preemptive move to prevent the government from seizing the Internet name.

    XanthiPress said that it’s possible that the domain squatter wants to resell the name back to the government for a profit. The government tried to take the domain name later on June 13 only to find that it was taken.