Price information

Setup CHF0.00
Registration CHF15.90
Renewal CHF15.90
Transfer (including annual fee) CHF15.90
Change of the owner CHF0.00
Modification of domain data CHF0.00

Useful information about .de domains

Trends & General Information

The .de domain is a ccTLD, i.e. a local domain extension for the country Germany . The top-level domain (TLD for short) has existed since 1986 and, with over 25 years, is one of the oldest domain extensions worldwide . The registered addresses are managed by the German Network Information Center, DENIC for short.
With over 15 million registered domains, ccTLD .de is the second most popular TLD worldwide after the US .com domain .

General Information

Domain transfer .de domain transfer is possible
Transfer auth-code An auth-code is required for the transfer of a .de domain
Domain security You can not set a transfer lock for your .de domain
Change of ownership Change of ownership is possible for .de domains
Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Your .de domain can contain special characters
Numeric domains A .de domain cannot consist only of numbers
Registry DENIC eG (Website | Regulations)


New registration 1 year
Renewal 1 year
Duration of registration It takes a few seconds to register the .de domain.
Notice period The notice period for termination is 8 days before the domain expires.
After not timely announcement of the extension or termination of a .de domain, the domain is automatically returned to the registry.

Special provisions

Domain length A .de domain may be between 1 - 63 characters long. Hyphens may be used, but not at the beginning or at the end of the domain, and not 2 consecutive (for example, aa

additional Information


The .de domain is available worldwide to people and companies who want to buy and register a .de domain.

There are numerous possible applications: Both large German companies successfully use the ccTLD as well as private individuals, bloggers or journalists. The ending .de has earned a high reputation due to the decades of history, the ccTLD represents part of the German workmanship on the Internet - benefit from this good reputation and buy your personal domain today.

Of course, you have many options when choosing your individual domain: choose between 1 and 63 characters, special characters are allowed. You can also easily register pure number domains with easyname.

Geographically, the .de domain is related to the ccTLDs .at for Austria and .ch for Switzerland. Other domains that are very popular in the Federal Republic of Germany are the relatively young .eu domain of the European Union, the .net domain , the .org domain and of course the world's most popular .com domain .


The .de domain is the world's most popular country code top-level-domain. In comparison with all top-level-domains the .de domain is on top 2 behind the gTLD .com reserved formerly exclusively for companies.

Currently around 15 million .de domains have been registered. In German-speaking countries the top-level-domain enjoys great popularity, however many attractive Internet addresses are already taken - that's why we highly recommend you to buy and register you desired domains as soon as possible.