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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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