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TELE Greenland
Introduced 1994
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry TELE Greenland
Sponsor TELE Greenland A/S
Intended use Entities connected with  Greenland
Actual use Has some use in Greenland;
Used in Galicia; The Pirate Bay; Gloucestershire &
goo.gl URL shortening for Google
Registration restrictions None
Structure Names can be registered directly at second level
Website www.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 world-wide 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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  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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