.DE domain registration requirements

First of all, you should agree to the terms of the .DE registration terms and conditions.

It is possible to register. DE domains for individuals or institutions that are not located in Germany, however, DENIC (.DE Registry) might ask for an authorised representative located in Germany for receiving the service of official or court documents in case of any legal issues. Such details are to provided within two weeks of a corresponding request by DENIC. For more information please refer to DENIC Domain Terms and Conditions, §3 (4).

.DE domains have different regulations regarding nameservers. A minimum of 2 authoritative independent DNS is required. It means that the IP-addresses of each nameserver should differ by at least one number in any octet. Also, at least one of them must be connected via IPv4.

For example: and pair is valid (IPs differ in 1 digit here); and 2001:db8:85a3::8a2e:370:7334 pair is also valid.

You can use Denic's NAST tool to see if the DNS you'd like to use will be accepted for updates or registration.

That's it!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Support Team.

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