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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 transferring 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 previously 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:
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
50 2490 1057 0000 9902 7930 1211
06 2490 1057 0000 9901 7930 1211
65 1140 2004 0000 3502 5243 0196
- credit cards, online payments, PayPal