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.DE domain

The official domain extension for Germany

This domain is listed in the following categories: Germany, Europe, ccTLD.

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New registration (annual)
Annual renewal
Transfer (including renewal for 1 year)
Modification of property rights
Quarantine service



General information about .de domain extension

Domain transfer
.de domain transfer is possible
Transfer with authorization code
An authorization code is required (auth-code)
Domain security
Cannot set a transfer block for the .de domain
Modification of property rights
Changing the ownership is possible for .de domains
Domain names with diacritics (IDN)
The .de domain may contain special characters
A .de domain can only contain numbers
DENIC eG ( Website | Rules )

Special provisions for .de domain

The length of the domain
A .de domain can have between 1 and 63 characters. Dashes may be used, but not at the beginning or end of the domain and not two (2) consecutive ones (for example, aa--bb.de).
It is not mandatory for .de - Germany.
The owner may reside in any country.


Real time registration

New registration
1 - 10 years
1 - 10 years
Duration of registration
It takes a few seconds to register a .de domain
Notice period
The notification period for expiration is with 4 days before the domain expires.

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.

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