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Domain .DE

German domains .de



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4,00 £
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4,00 £
19,00 £
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Brief regulations

Domain .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 and transfer of .DE domains

Full registration regulations for .DE domains

Before .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 transfer domain .DE

To transfer your domain name with .de ending, simply use our transfer form which can be found at Transfer in new window page.

  • to 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 of the domain to 1 year ahead from the transfer date
  • usually neither the DNS servers nor the contact details of the registrant change during the transfer
  • you can ask us about the details of the transfer procedure for domains in Germany via the Contact form new window

How to register .DE domain

In 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.

What are German .DE domains - characteristics

German domains .DE are the main and very popular internet name extensions in the country of Germany. The .DE domain is the national domain, which originated from the ISO code (DE, Germany). The cost of registering one .DE domain name for one year is 4,00 GBP, plus any tax. Registration of .DE domains is very easy and usually takes below 24h. The registration time may be prolonged because there are additional requirements imposed by the .DE name registry DENIC on applicants wishing to register their domains in the .DE extension. With our Local Agent service for .DE domains, you can register these German domains practically without hindrance. For .DE domains, it is included in the registration price (at no extra cost). Registered names in the .DE extension must be between 1 and 63 characters long and may contain national characters (IDN). Unfortunately, usually all names in the .DE extension that have less than 4 characters are already taken or blocked by the name registry. The maximum registration period for a .DE domain at Intername is 10 years. The applicant for a .DE domain name receives SPAM protection for his or her email address from us, or optional all data protection via our Agent solution. The DENIC name registry provides the possibility to secure .DE domains by enabling DNSSEC. Transferring .DE domains is easy and simply requires the AuthInfo code. Transferring your .DE domain will reset the current domain expiry date. A new domain expiry date of one year forward from the date of transfer will be set and any unused period will be forfeited. The transfer of a .DE domain costs the same as its annual renewal, that is 4 £. By registering a .DE domain with Intername, you will be able to use our automatic domain renewal system or manually renew your domains from the domain management panel. You will be reminded of your upcoming domain renewal date by email and, in selected countries, also via SMS.

All German domains .DE are registered in the DENIC registry

Information table for the .DE domain

registration difficultyvery easy
registration timebelow 24h
minimum registration period1 year
maximum registration period10 years
automatic renewalyes
manual renewal in the Intername panelyes
automatic reminders on expiryyes
number of characters in name1-63
local presence requiredyes
local presence offeredyes
privacy protectionAgent protection or GDPR and e-mail masking
transfer complexitytransfer very easy
transfer typeAuthInfo code
domain .de
German domains .DE


Frequently Asked Questions for .DE domains

faq domain .de
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 with no additional costs

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. Here you can find our free IDN conversion tool for domains with international characters:
IDN converter for .DE domains new window

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:
Whois .DE new window

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 new window

Are there any other German alternatives for the .de TLD?

Yes. In Germany there are being used also the following internet names:

Other German domains

Alternative domain endings in Germany:

German domains .berlin .berlin 36,50 £
German domains .bayern .bayern 34,00 £
German domains .ruhr .ruhr 28,50 £
German domains .cologne .cologne 15,00 £
German domains .koeln .koeln 15,00 £
German domains .co.de .co.de 15,00 £
German domains .com.de .com.de 22,50 £
German domains .de.com .de.com 22,50 £

Available payment methods

We accept the following payment methods for .de domains:

  • wire bank transfer

    alior  EUR (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
    IBAN: PL50249010570000990279301211

    alior  USD (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
    IBAN: PL06249010570000990179301211

    alior  GBP (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
    IBAN: PL41249010570000990479301211

    alior  RON (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
    IBAN: PL49249010570000991379301211

    IBAN: PL65114020040000350252430196

  • credit cards, online payments, PayPal

    online payments

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.

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Data for .de prepared by: Intername
Information rating: 4.6/5 based on 71 votes
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In case of any questions or issues with .de domain registration in Germany please contact us!

Why is it worth registering German domains with Intername?

simple ordering process

You can register your .de domains with us either via an uncomplicated application form in 3 quick steps, or by email new window
You will gain access to your .de domain as quickly as possible. Registration time usually takes below 24h

free additional and premium addons

For each .de domain registered, you will receive access to our 4 reliable DNS servers with a ZONE manager, redirection server and free domain parking.
We also offer a free .DE whois new window server, as well as monitoring of changes to the whois database new window for .DE domains

Local Agent service in Germany

We 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 domains

Thanks 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 reminders

Prior 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 domains

We 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 support

If 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 new window page

low prices and no hidden costs

We 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 new window

honesty and lawfulness

With 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 consolidation

You 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 registrar

We 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 domains

In addition to .de, .berlin, .bayern, .ruhr and .cologne, we offer another 1003 domain extensions. With Intername you can have all your domains in one place!

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