Pirate Bay’s Greenland domains already blocked

By | Published on Friday 12 April 2013

The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay’s plans to prepare for an anticipated seizure of its .se domain in Sweden by making the site’s official address – utilising Greenland’s top level domain – have been scuppered after the company that oversees the .gl TLD said it would block the URL.

According to TorrentFreak, Tele-Post, the company that oversees the Greeland domain suffix, said it had decided to block after deciding the URL would be used for illegal purposes. That decision was mainly based, it seems, on a ruling in legal action against the controversial file-sharing website in the Danish courts, Greenland being a self-governing province of Denmark.

The Bay’s Swedish domains still seem active at the moment, so the file-sharing site will seemingly move back to those for the time being, though a switch to another alternative in the near future is likely. The original domain was dropped early last year amidst fears the US authorities might seize it.