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Why Choose a .DE Domain?

Get your own corner of the Internet when you register a .de domain. A .de is one of the oldest top-level domains, making it authentic and trustworthy - the perfect home for building a brand.

Is a .DE Right for Me?

Whether you’re into beer, bread or Bratwurst, a .de is ideal for those looking to make waves in the German market. If you’re selling a product or service, it could be wise to build a web presence within Europe’s strongest economy. Snap up your cheap .de domain today.

A .DE for You and Me

Celebrate Germany and everything it has to offer with a brand new web address. If you’re feeling inspired by the land of luxury cars and giant pretzels, why not choose Namecheap as your .de domain registrar?

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Frequently asked questions

  • For how many years can I buy .de domains? Where can I buy them?

    You can register a .de for 1-10 years. Looking at domains for sale and want to know how to register yours? Look no further, purchase a low-cost domain extension with Namecheap today.

  • What country are .de domains for? Is it a ccTLD?

    What is a .de domain? A .de is associated with Germany and yes, it is classed a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) Why not register a .de .ccTLD today?

    If you want to reach a German audience and learn how to get a .de domain name, start by picking a name that suits your brand. Next, check it’s available by using the search bar above. Once you have found your dream domain name, register, checkout, and start building your website.

  • Do I need to reside in Germany to register a .de domain? Are there any restrictions?

    No, you do not need to reside in Germany to register a .de web domain, however, an authorized representative located in Germany may be required to handle official or court documents

    This measure is in place to make sure that if any party has a legal claim to pursue, the legal process is not drawn out, due to the difficulty in having to serve official or court documents in another country.

    Additionally, the domain registrant must comply with the .DE registration terms and conditions.

  • Are there any requirements for nameservers?

    Yes, there are nameserver requirements. The Registry DENIC requires the following:

    • A minimum of 2 authoritative independent DNS is required. This means that the IP-addresses of each nameserver should differ by at least one number in any octet.

    • At least one of the IP addresses must be connected via IPv4. The same rules are applied for personal nameservers registration for .de domain names.

    Please be aware that it is not possible to assign nameservers to any .de domains that fail to meet DENIC’s requirements.

    If a domain does fail to meet these requirements, it will stop resolving and will show ‘failed’ status within Whois. If the domain status remains ‘failed’ for four weeks, it will be deleted by the registry and no refund will be given.

  • How do I register personal nameservers for a .DE domain?

    As your registrar, we are here to help! If you want to run your own nameserver, sign into your Namecheap account and head to Nameservers.

    Using the dropdown, choose ‘CustomDNS’ to enter the following private nameservers into Nameserver 1 and Nameserver 2 sections:

    [Your IPaddress]
    [Your IPaddress2]

    For more details, please see our Knowledgebase article on registering personal nameservers for a .de domain.

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