What is .de?
The official top-level domain name (also known as a domain ending or extension) for Germany, .de has proven to be a great success. Germany is a country with a sound economy, endowed with a stable political situation, with a dynamic market where each year, many new innovations emerge, and a population of more than 82 million inhabitants, more than 70 million of whom use the internet. Choosing a .de domain name all but guarantees regular visits to your website.
Expand your international capacities with .de
Short for "deutsch," which means "German," the two letters .de are known today to many internet users who will quickly identify a .de domain name as a trustworthy website, which will give your brand a national as well as an international scope, Germany being one of the economic engines of Europe.
Promote your business with a .de domain name
Most European internet users will trust a .de domain name, feeling confident in the security of their data. If you do business in Germany or even just have a connection to the country, using this domain ending helps you rank higher in search engine results.
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Rules and particularities of .de domain names
.DE domain names at Gandi.netAccreditation: Gandi has been DENIC accredited since January 2008
Terms and conditionsAssigning: .DE domain names are open to anyone. If you are not domiciled in Germany, you have to name an authorized representative domiciled in Germany (post-office box is not allowed) for receiving the service of official or court documents (as defined in terms of Article 184 of the German Code of Civil Procedure), within 2 weeks upon request by DENIC.
Syntax: from 1 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
Registration period: 1 year
Second-level extensions: no
ProceduresDNS: You have to specify DNS that are correctly configured according to the Registry zonecheck standards, 2 DNS are required.
Renewal: before the expiration date
Transfer (change of Registrar):the process is started on the new registrar's interface. Ensure that you have the domain's authorization code and your domain does not expire soon. The effective transfer depends on your validation (by e-mail) and resets the expiration date of the domain name at Gandi
Change of Ownership:Available on our interface, the current procedure consists of sending a confirmation e-mail to the new and current owners of the domain name
Deletion process:upon the expiration, the domain name is released by Gandi to the Registry. At this time, the domain name is placed in “TRANSIT” status and you have a period of 4 weeks to decide to transfer back your domain name to Gandi (please contact our customer service department) or delete it (directly via the Registry interface). If you do nothing your domain will be transferred for administration to DENICdirect Service
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