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Brief regulationsDomain .de (Germany). Required local contact. We offer an Agent solution free of charge
All presented fees for .de domains are Net value, tax excluded, and apply to 1 year upkeep
VAT tax in local rate will be applied to the subjects based in the European Union which are not registered as an active VAT EU entities and to all subjects from Poland
Information regarding registration of .DE domains
Full registration regulations for .DE domainsBefore .de domain name registration or delegation you need to make sure that domain is correctly added to the selected name servers (SOA records created) and that selected name servers are configured properly. German registry may deny to register or delegate .de domain when name servers are not set up.
Additionaly, German registry require that the .de domain name is connected to the physical German postal address. If you don't provide such address in Germany, our German postal address shall be used automatically.
How to register .DE domainIn order to register German .de domain name, enter your chosen domain, together with it's .de extension in a search box above and check if it's available by clicking Search. You may also contact our Support directly and let us know the domain name you are interested in for manual check.
How to transfer domain .DETo transfer .de domain you need to provide us the AuthInfo code, also known as EPP code. You should obtain it from your current domain supplier.
Transfer of .de domain sets new expiration date to 1 year ahead from the transfer date. During the transfer process DNS and owner contact details remain unaffected.
You can ask for more information regarding transfer procedure of domain names in Germany via our contact form.
To transfer your domain name with .de ending, simply use our transfer form which can be found at Transfer in.
Frequently Asked Questions
for .DE domains
Are there any DENIC registry's restrictions in force when ordering .de domain?
Yes. There are additional requirements for .de domain registration. More detailed description of .de ending limitations can be found in full regulations above or further down in our FAQ.
Mentioned restrictions do not apply if you or your company have chosen to register .de domain with our organisation. When using our Local Agent service in Germany all .de registry's registration requirements would be fulfilled - free of charge
Is the local company in Germany required in order to register .de domain?
No. In order to buy .de domain there is no need in having a local company registered in Germany
Is the local administrative contact in Germany required in order to register .de domain?
Yes. To register .de domain you need to assign local admin contact in Germany. In the absence of an administrative contact in Germany, you can use our local agent service
Do you offer a service that allows anyone to register domain in Germany despite local restrictions?
Yes. Our service called Local Agent in Germany will let you register .de domain, fulfilling all German registry's requirements - please contact us if you wish to know more about the Local Agent service
I already own German trademark which is identical to my chosen .de domain, or own any other active trademarks, would this help me in aquiring .de domain?
No. Registered German trademarks or other trademarks do not have any major impact on .de domain registration possibilities in Germany. There is first-come, first-served basis
Can I register any domain name with .de ending?
Yes. You can register any .DE domain names, however the registry of German internet names has a list of forbidden domains
Can I register German domain .de with non-standard ASCII characters (IDN)?
Yes. With .de domain you can use the following non-standard characters: àăâåäãąāæćĉčċçďđéèĕêěëėęēğĝġģĥħíìĭîïĩįīıĵķĺľļłńňñņŋóòŏôöőõøōœĸŕřŗśŝšşßťţŧúùŭûůüűũųūŵýŷÿźžżðþ.
Using national non-standard characters in .de domains (IDN) may affect the domain fees. Please contact us if you wish to register IDN .de domain
What is the minimum and maximum length of a domain name with .de ending?
German domains must consist between the minimum 1 and maximum of 63 characters
Is there any limit in the amount of .de domains that could be registered in Germany?
No. Domain registry in Germany allows an unlimited amount of registered .de domains per single entity
Is there any way to check who is the owner of already registered .de domain?
You could try to check whois server response in German registry WHOIS database for chosen .de domain
Our free .de whois tool is available here:
Is it possible to track changes in the Whois database for .de domains?
Yes. You can add any .de domain to our free Whois data change monitoring tool for selected domain extensions. The tool is available at this address:
Whois change monitoring for .DE domains
Why is it worth registering
German domains with Intername?
simple ordering processYou can register your .de domains with us either via an uncomplicated application form in 3 quick steps, or by email. You will gain access to your .de domain as quickly as possible
Local Agent service in GermanyWe offer a unique Local Agent service for .de domains, which allows unrestricted registration of .de domains for entities that do not meet the requirements of the domain registry in Germany
contact profiles for domainsThanks to the ability to add and use an unlimited number of contact profiles, you can register selected domains directly for yourself or for those with whom you work - companies and friends
effective renewal remindersPrior to the expiry date of your .de domain and other domains registered with us, we will inform you in advance (by e-mail and, in selected countries, also by SMS) - so that you have time to renew your domains without the risk of them being taken over by someone else
automatic renewals of .de domainsWe provide 2 billing modes - deposit (default) and credit. Both methods offer a flexible choice of domain and service renewals, including automatic renewal up to the amount of the deposit or with deferred payment
quick contact and professional supportIf you have problems with registering or managing your .de domain you can contact us by email or phone. You will find more information on the contact page
low prices and no hidden costsWe offer competitive prices for .de and other domains. We are characterised by price stability and cost transparency. All standard services have a predetermined, possibly lowest price and are listed in our price list
honesty and lawfulnessWith each registration or renewal of a .de domain or other service we offer, you will automatically receive a pro-forma invoice, followed by a VAT invoice in accordance with the applicable tax regulations. Your rights are confirmed in writing
convenient consolidationYou can align the payment terms of all the domains and services you own with us so that you only pay one invoice a year; and renew your .de domains for up to 10 years in advance
stable registrarWe are trusted by thousands of individuals and companies. We have been registering .de domains for 16 years, and the oldest domain actively maintained with us was registered in 1997
plenty of available domainsIn addition to .de, .berlin, .bayern, .ruhr and .cologne, we offer another 1002 domain extensions. With Intername you can have all your domains in one place!
The information regarding domains .de in Germany presented on this page and .de TLD prices are not an offer in the meaning of the Civil Code. Displayed data and German .de domain logo together with DENIC registry logo are for information purposes only.
In case of any questions or issues with .de domain registration in Germany please contact us!
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Available payment methods
We accept the following payment methods for .de domains:
- wire bank transfer
EUR (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
USD (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
GBP (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
RON (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
PLN (SWIFT: BREXPLPWMBK)
- credit cards, online payments, PayPal