What is .gl?
The .gl domain is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Greenland.
Greenland with its estimated population of 56,840, ranks as the 30th most populous country in North America.
These domains with the .gl extension are very popular in Greenland and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .gl domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .gl has been around and gaining popularity since 1994.
Who can register .gl domain?
Any individual or legal entity are allowed to register a .gl extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .gl extension?
A .gl domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Greenland.
In Greenland the primary used language is Greenlandic.
The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well.
A website with a .gl extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
When choosing a web name always remember the following limitations:
The only valid characters for a .gl domain are english language letters, numbers and a hyphen "-".
A web name has to begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The name cannot begin or end with dashes.
A .gl domain can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.gl).
You cannot use stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters and cannot include a space.
The .gl domain length should be between 3-63 characters.
Your registration will not be accepted if your web name doesn’t follow the above criterias.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .gl domain registration duration: 1-2 years registration are possible at a time.
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