.DE Domain Registration
What is a .DE domain name?
A .DE domain name is a domain that is registered at the official German domain name Registry called DENIC. There are over 8 million .DE domain names registered worldwide making .DE the second most popular and recognized domain extension next to .COM.
What is a ccTLD Domain Name?
The term ccTLD stands for country code Top Level Domain. Every country around the world is designated by a unique country code. Germany uses .DE for it's country code. Other country codes include .uk for the United Kingdom, .US for the United States, and .CA for Canada.
Why should I register a .DE domain name?
One reason is to obtain national and regional identification with the German and European markets. A .DE ccTLD can provide national and regional identification and recognition within these growing markets that a regular TLD cannot. Many companies and organizations are increasingly adopting this method of online regional brand expansion as they try to distinguish themselves from being just a ?.COM' brand.
Another reason to register a .DE domain name is because of the limited domain name availability in other common domain extensions. Most of the more-desired, attractive domain names in the domain market have already been taken. This causes businesses and individuals to register obscure names and phrases as domain names since their preferred names are not available.
Where can I view the Terms and Conditions for a .DE Domain Name?
The Terms and Conditions for a .DE domain name are located on the DENIC website. There is an English version as well as an official German version. All registrants that register a .DE domain name through DomainPeople are required to be bound by the DomainPeople Registration Agreement and the DENIC .DE agreement. The .DE agreement can be viewed at:
I don't have an address in Germany, can I still get a .DE domain name?
If you or your organization do not have an address in Germany, you can still get a .DE domain name if the administrative contact for your domain has a German address and can act as your authorized representative.
What contact information will the whois display for my .DE domain name?
The DomainPeople whois information will display the Registrant name and address in addition to the name, address, phone number, and email address of the administrative, technical, and billing contacts that you provide us with.
How long can I register a .DE domain name for?
The .DE TLD can be registered through DomainPeople for the same registration periods as a .COM domain name 1 to 10 years.
Will I receive a refund if I delete my .DE domain before it expires?
All registrations are final and no refunds are provided if the domain is deleted prior to it's expiry.