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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?

Get your .de domain for just

$6.88

Why Namecheap

Privacy and Security

Your website security and privacy comes first at Namecheap, and we will always support the rights of individuals and consumers online. It’s our mission to keep the Internet open, free, and safe for everyone.

Your Business Online

Boost your business with industry-premium products and services, at prices that won’t break your budget. If it doesn’t provide you with a better Internet experience, we simply don’t offer it.

Customer Service

You’re covered by a Support Team that’s renowned for being one of the most knowledgeable, friendly, and professional in the business. Real people are ready to assist you with any issue, any time, 24/7.

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$6.88$6.88$6.88$6.88$6.88
.de  renewal
$8.88$8.88$8.88$8.88$8.88

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Real DNS Power

Namecheap’s network of DNS servers covers Europe and the US to deliver 99.99% uptime – keeping your site running smoothly. Other DNS features include URL and email forwarding to keep your business moving forward too. Plus, we help keep your web traffic safe with DNSSEC as standard on all eligible domains.

Free Email Forwarding

Free Email Forwarding

Create personalized email addresses for your domain and forward them to other email addresses with our email forwarding service. You can create up to 100 forwarding email addresses on our BasicDNS, PremiumDNS and FreeDNS name servers. Never miss an email again with our free service.

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Choose from top SSL certificates to secure your site data – from personal blogs to global e-commerce. Right now you can get a Comodo PositiveSSL certificate at an exclusive price for your first year of any new registration. View all SSLs →

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Most frequently asked questions:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, individuals or organizations must provide a valid German postal address for the Registrant contact.

    The Registrant should be formally authorized by the domain holder to receive the service of 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.

    Individuals or institutions that are not located in Germany may be asked by DENIC for an authorized representative located in Germany for receiving official or court documents.

    For more information, please check out our Knowledgebase article, .de domain registration requirements.
  4. How can I renew my .de domain registration? What happens if I accidentally let it expire?

    As .de domain renewals must take place 5 days before the expiration date, we strongly recommend using the Auto Renew feature. Otherwise, you can manually renew the domain via your Namecheap account.

    If a domain is not renewed and is left to expire, it enters the redemption period. Your website and mail service will no longer work, and no changes can be made to the domain.

    To restore the domain from redemption, a fee must be paid, along with the regular renewal fee.
  5. Can I hide my contact details for a .de domain, so that they are not shown in the public Whois database?

    DENIC does not allow domain protection through privacy protection tools provided by a registrar. This means that WhoisGuard cannot be applied for .de domains.

    However, due to GDPR, the contact details are not shown in Whois.
  6. 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.
  7. 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]--ns1.yourdomain.de
    [Your IPaddress2]--ns2.yourdomain.de

    For more details, please see our Knowledgebase article on registering personal nameservers for a .de domain.
  8. How do I activate my SSL offer?

    There are no coupons to enter. Simply purchase your .de domain, and at the checkout you will have the option to add a PositiveSSL Certificate to your cart at an exclusive price – valid for the first year of your registration.
Disclaimers
  • ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) charges a mandatory annual fee of $0.18 for each domain registration, renewal or transfer. This will be added to the list price for some domains at the time of purchase. See full list of affected domains →
  • You'll receive a WhoisGuard subscription absolutely FREE with every eligible domain registration or transfer. WhoisGuard subscription expiration is based on purchase date rather than activation date. WhoisGuard provides subscription pursuant to its Services Agreement with Namecheap. Terms and conditions apply. Visit the WhoisGuard Agreement page for details.
  • Due to the registry restrictions, WhoisGuard cannot be used with certain TLDs. Check WhoisGuard page for the full list.
  • You receive an exclusive PositiveSSL Certificate offer (valid for the first year only) with every new product purchase except domain renewals, or purchase or renewals of any other SSL certificates. Further restrictions may apply.
  • DNS features mentioned are applicable only if your domain uses Namecheap DNS service.
  • DNSSEC is available with all eligible domains as part of Basic or Premium DNS services.
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