Why Choose a .de Domain Name?

It’s the number 1 Top-Level Domain (TLD) in Germany, and the 3rd most popular in the world – yes really! So a .de domain name comes with a whole lot of opportunity and credibility.

You can build a brand with a TLD that’s part of Germany’s digital DNA. Helping you successfully tap into the country’s millions and millions of online shoppers, and connect with a huge German audience across the world.

Who Chooses the .de Domain Extension?

The .de domain is perfect for those looking to create or grow a business within Germany and beyond. It can bring an extra level of recognition and trust to whichever German industry or sector you’re looking to thrive within. As one of the world’s oldest TLD’s, the .de domain is also respected globally as a sign of genuine authenticity.

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Most frequently asked questions:

  1. Is the .de domain right for me?

    If you are quite literally looking for the ‘Top’ Top-Level Domain in Germany, then yes it’s right for you. No other TLD delivers German pride and credibility more. It can seriously help you break into or grow within one of the world’s most important marketplaces.

  2. Are there restrictions to registering .de?

    Anyone can now register a .de domain as a physical presence within Germany is no longer required. This Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) does, however, come with certain rules, limitations, and guidelines:

    • DENIC (.de registry) has specific requirements for .de nameservers. If a .de domain is registered with nameservers that don’t meet the requirements and no action is taken to fix this within 4 weeks, DENIC will delete the domain. Learn more.

    • If there are any legal issues resulting in an official request by DENIC, non-resident domain holders have 2 weeks (from the date of request) to provide DENIC with an authorized representative domiciled in Germany – for receiving official or court documents. Learn more.

    • It is highly recommended that you use the Auto-Renew feature for .de domain renewal, as they must be renewed before the expiration date.

    • WhoisGuard privacy protection is not supported by the .de Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD).

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  • 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 receive an exclusive PositiveSSL Certificate offer (valid for the first year only) with every new product purchase except domain renewals, or purchase/renewals of any other SSL certificates. Further restrictions may apply.

  • DNS features mentioned are applicable only if your domain uses Namecheap DNS service.

  • Due to the registry restrictions, WhoisGuard cannot be used with certain TLDs. Check WhoisGuard page for the full list.

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