The .de extension is the country code TLD (top-level domain) for businesses and organizations in Germany. DENIC, the central registry for German domains, maintains it. Some residency requirements apply.
The .de country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents Germany. For companies that conduct business in Germany and individuals who want to reach the growing number of Internet users there, .de domain names are a good investment. Registering a .de domain name gives you regional recognition and an easy-to-manage Web presence.
Anyone can register .de domain names on a first-come, first-served basis. The administrative contact for the domain name must have an address in Germany and, if not, we provide a proxy service. A PO box will not be permitted as an alternative.
These domain names can have up to 63 characters, with a minimum of three characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.
DENIC eG is the registry for .de domain names.
The minimum and maximum registration length for .de domain names is one year.
Your .de domain name renews before its expiration date. The renewal date depends on whether you set the domain name to auto-renew or manually renew. We attempt auto-renewal on the first day of the month prior to the domain name’s expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we make additional renewal attempts on the 10th and 20th of the month.
If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 20th day of the month prior to the expiration date, you can attempt to recover it, and there might be a fee to do so.
For example: Your .de domain name expires on October 10. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by September 20. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on September 1, September 10, and September 20.
No. Domains By Proxy® Private Registration and Protected Registration are not available for .de domain names.
To update the following registrant contact fields for your .de domain names, contact our support department:
You can update all other domain name contact information in the Domain Manager.
Yes. The following nameserver requirements apply to all .de domain names: