General information about .de domain extension
Special provisions for .de domain
The owner may reside in any country.
Real time registration
After a prior notification of renewal or expiration of a .de domain, it will be automatically returned to the Registry for registration according to the rule first come, first served.
Trends and general information
The .de domain is a ccTLD, ie a local domain extension for the country of Germany. The top level domain (TLD in short) has been around since 1986 and, with over 25 years, is one of the oldest domain extensions in the world. The registered addresses are managed by the German Network Information Center, DENIC.
The .de domain is available worldwide for individuals and companies wishing to purchase and register a .de domain.
There are many possible applications: both large German companies successfully use ccTLD, as well as individuals, bloggers or journalists. The .de extension has gained a high reputation due to its decades of history, ccTLD is part of the German Internet operation.
The .de domain is the most popular top-level domain of the country code in the world. Compared to all top-level domains, .de is in the top 2 behind gTLD .com previously reserved exclusively for companies.
Currently, around 16 million .de domains have been registered. In German-speaking countries, the highest level of domain enjoys great popularity, although many attractive internet addresses are already registered.