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.DE domain

The official country domain of Germany

This domain is listed in the categories: German, Europe, Top Country Domains, All
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Useful information about .de domains

Trends & General Information

The .de domain is the Internet country code top-level-domain, also known as ccTLD, of Germany. This top-level-domain exists already since 1986 and is with over 25 years one of the oldest domains worldwide. Registered addresses are managed by the DENIC, a short form for "German Network Information Center". With more than 15 million registered domains, the ccTLD .de is the world's second most popular TLD after the formerly commercial .com domain. In principle anyone can buy and register his personal .de domain - there's only one requirement you must meet: The administrative contact must come from Germany.

You don't meet this requirement? No problem, we offers you a really great deal: We will buy and register your desired domain by means of an escrow service. Then it's possible for every administrator in the world to register his own .de domain.

General information about the .de domain extension

Domain transfer .de domain transfer is possible
Transfer auth-code An auth-code is required for the transfer of a .de domain
Domain security You cannot set a transfer key to your .de domain
Change of ownership Change of ownership is possible for .de domains
Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Your .de domain can contain special characters
Numeric domains A .de domain may only contain numbers
Registry DENIC eG (Website | Regulations)


New registration 1 year up to max. 10 years
Renewal 1 year
Duration of registration It takes a few seconds to register the .de domain.
Notice period The notice period for termination is 4 days before the domain expires.
After an untimely notice of renewal or termination of a .de domain, the domain automatically will be returned to the registrar.

Special provisions if you want to buy a .de domain

Domain length If you buy a de-domain, it is allowed to have 1 - 63 signs.
Do not place hyphens at the beginning or at the end of a domain nor put 2 consecutive ones (e.g. aa--bb.de).
Contact handles The technical contact, DNS contact and administrative contact has to meet following contact type:
  • Private person

Further information on .de domains


Actually it's only possible to buy and register a .de domain, if your administrative contact is from Germany. Otherwise every Internet user, administrator and Webmaster worldwide can buy and register a German top-level-domain. If you should not find an administrative contact from Germany, please feel free to contact the customer service of easyname. We offer you a great trust service: easyname registers your desired domains on a so-called trustee, but you will get all the rights and access data. Please check our order process for further information.

Both large German companies and private individuals like blogger use the ccTLD to publish their work. If you also want to buy and register your personal domain, please check to meet the following requirements: Available are between 1 and 63 chars, special characters and pure numeric domains are allowed.

Geographically conditioned, the .de is directly related to the country code top-level-domains of Austria, abbreviated .at, and of Switzerland, top-level-domain .ch. Also the relatively young .eu domain of the European Union, the generic top-level-domain .net, the .org domain and of course the world's most popular .com domain are in relation to the German .de domain.


The .de domain is the world's most popular country code top-level-domain. In comparison with all top-level-domains the .de domain is on top 2 behind the gTLD .com reserved formerly exclusively for companies.

Currently around 15 million .de domains have been registered. In German-speaking countries the top-level-domain enjoys great popularity, however many attractive Internet addresses are already taken - that's why we highly recommend you to buy and register you desired domains as soon as possible.

Price information

New registration $14.90
Annual fee $14.90
Setup $0.00
Transfer (including annual fee) $14.90
Domain changes $0.00
Change of ownership $0.00

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