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TELE Greenland
Introduced1994
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryTELE Greenland
SponsorTELE Greenland A/S
Intended useEntities connected with  Greenland
Actual useHas some use in Greenland;
Used in Galicia; The Pirate Bay; Gloucestershire &
goo.gl URL shortening for Google
Registration restrictionsNone
StructureNames can be registered directly at second level
DNSSECyes
Registry websitewww.nic.gl

.gl is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet for Greenland. The domain is available for Internet services worldwide and registrations are handled by ICANN-accredited domain name registrars.

The domain name has sometimes been marketed as standing for "good luck", "graphics library", Galicia or the Galician language, or Gloucestershire.

In December 2009, Google released a URL shortener service using the domain hack goo.gl.[1]

In April 2013, the registry unilaterally voluntarily suspended resolution of thepiratebay.gl, intended to be a new primary domain name for Bittorrent search engine The Pirate Bay.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Josh Lowensohn (2009-12-14). "Google gets into the URL-shrinking biz with Goo.gl". cnet news.
  2. ^ "New Pirate Bay Greenland Domains (About to be) Seized". TorrentFreak. 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2013-05-13.

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