Assigning: .DE domain names are reserved to physical and moral persons who reside in Germany, or who have an administrative contact with residence in Germany (other than a PO box). If you do not fulfil this requirement, Gandi can provide you with a proxy for free. Administrative and technical contacts must be a physical person Syntax: from 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place) IDN: yes Registration period: 1 year Third-level domain: no Whois privacy: yes, by the registry for anyone (only telephone and fax numbers and email address of the owner and the administrative contact)
Registration: during the registration of a .DE, the DNS (A, MX, and CNAME) of the domain name must be correctly configured so that it can pass the registry's zonecheck. 3 servers of 2 different C classes are required (you can use Gandi's DNS) DNS change: to change your DNS for DNS Gandi, please contact our customer service (zonecheck required) Renewal: before the expiration date Disputes: https://www.denic.de/en/service/dispute/ 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
Gandi provides you with special rates depending on the total volume of purchases that you have made with us over the past 12 months. For example:
If you manage 40 domains or less (at $15 USD each), our A rates apply, and include Gandi's full range of services
For resellers or key clients with over 40 domains, B through E rates are available, depending on the volume of your purchase. These rates may save you up to 50% off our normal rates (example: $8.80 per year for a .com at E rates).
If you have more questions about our rates and billing options, please check our documentation.