.DE – German Domain Names
The .de domain name extension is perfect for businesses and individuals either residing in Germany or looking to establish an online presence in Germany / Europe.
The .de domain extension is an extremely popular domain, with over 15 million active domain registrations. Secure your .de domain today.
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|.de Domain Information||Domain Features|
|Registration Period||1 year||Online Control Panel|
|Annual Price||$19.50||Basic DNS Management|
|Instant Activation||Advanced DNS Management ($15/y)||*|
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New Domain Name TLDs
.de is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Federal Republic of Germany. DENIC (the Network Information Centre responsible for .de domains) does not require specific second-level domains, and there are no official ccSLDs under .de ccTLD, as it is the case with the .uk domain range which until 2014 required .co.uk domain for example.
The name is based on the first two letters of the German name for Germany (Deutschland). Prior to 1990, East Germany had a separate ISO 3166-1 code (dd), and had never delegated a ccTLD, .dd.
.de is currently the second most popular ccTLD in terms of number of registrations with .cn being the first most popular ccTLD and .uk being third. It is third after .com and .cn among all TLDs. The first point of registration for .de domains was at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Dortmund. uni-dortmund.de was among the first registered .de-domains.
The .DE domain is the country code top level domain (ccTLD) for Germany.
About Germany and .DE domains
DE domains are one of the most fastly growing and widely used ccTLDs. Naturally, it is popular in Germany, but has also swept the domain market in many other countries. This is partially because ‘de’ translates to ‘of’ in many languages including Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Romanian.
Germany covers 137,846.58 square miles, an area slightly smaller than Montana. According to a census in 2011, the country’s population was 80,219,695 people, making Germany the second most populous country in Europe after Russia. Although, other dialects are spoken, the native language is German.
Restrictions on .DE domain name registrations
To register .DE domain names, you must have an administrative contact located within German borders.