.gl Regulations

Requirements & Information

Why register .gl?
Greenland is the world's largest island, situated between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. The population is largely concentrated on the southwest coast, while the rest of the island is sparsely populated. Greenland is now mostly covered by ice and snow, but it really was green... over 2.5 million years ago. Interestingly, the ancient dirt was cryogenically frozen for millions of years under 2 plus miles of ice. Greenland is famous for its vast tundra and immense glaciers, whaling and fishing, and it's midnight sun. And did you know that Greenland has no roads or railways to connect towns? You travel between towns by water or air... or dogsled.

If you conduct business from within Greenland it is time to register a .gl domain extension. Registering a dot 'GL' country code extension (top level domain name) will increase credibility for your business across the globe. Why? Country-code domains are meant specifically for businesses that do business within a particular country--in this case, Greenland. The .com domain (and other generic TLDs) are not targeted and that online space is saturated--and you likely already have the .com for your business.

Extend your brand presence with a more relevant, shorter domain--a ccTLD that differentiates you from competitors. Identify yourself as an official Greenlander business owner and give your clients and constituents more confidence as they interact with you online. Country code domains also help you rank higher in local search results.
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Additional Information

Instructions for creating and using a domain name in the GL zone.

Since a domain name is used internationally and in diverse computer programs there are certain rules which must be observed to create a domain name which can be considered legal within the GL zone. These rules are based on standards and recommendations from RFC?s, de-facto standards and experience on the Internet.

The domain name is limited to the following symbols:

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz (a-z)
0123456789 (0-9)
- (hyphen)

A domain name may have no more than 63 characters (in addition to .gl) and may not begin or end with a hyphen. In addition, the following are noteworthy:

Domain names consisting only of numbers can create problems. There will be certain applications, etc. that can not utilize nor find such names on the Internet, so avoid such a name.

There is no difference between small and capital letters in a domain name. For example, tele.gl, TEle.GL and teLE.gl are all recognized as the same domain name.

The domain name ought to have between 3 and 25 characters (in addition to .gl)

The Danish letters, æ, ø, and å can not be used as part of a domain name and are normally translated as ae, oe and aa on the Internet.

Conditions for domain names under GL domain

1. Domain name
A domain name is composed of letters from A to Z and/or numbers from 0 to 9 including the possibility of using a hyphen as a separator.

A domainname must be provided by at least 2 Domain Name Serveres (DNS)

2. Declaration
A declaration of a domain name is a registration and activation of a domain name. It is not possible to reserve a domain name for future use.

Upon declaration, the applicant must sign a waiver that states that the domain name does not infringe on existing copyright law (for trademarks, or the like). TELE Greenland does not investigate nor does it take responsibility for infringements on the rights of a outside party. All litigation shall be between the owner/user of the domain name. TELE Greenland is not responsible for the registration or use of the user?s domain name.

3. Registration
TELE Greenland registers the date and time of the receipt of the declaration. Under the condition that the desired domain name is not already registered will TELE Greenland then register the domain name as active after the DNS server?s existence has been confirmed. TELE Greenland does not investigate the DNS server?s correct entry for the domain name since this responsibility lies solely with the applicant. When the application has been processed written confirmation will be sent to the applicant.

An application can take up to 14 days to complete.

4. Transfer
The user of a domain name can transfer use of the name to a another party. The transfer shall contain information on the present user, future user, the current provider of Name Service and future provider of Name Service, and confirmation that all of the above parties are in agreement with such transfer.

5. Payment
An administrative fee is required for applications.

TELE Greenland charge an annual fee to cover the costs involved in the maintenance of a domain name service. .

6. Authorization, cancellation and breach of contract
The user?s right to the domain name is first authorized after TELE Greenland sends its approval in writing.
Authorization of a domain name may be recalled in the case of late or missing payment.

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