Register Your .DE Domain
.DE is the most popular country code top-level domain (ccTLD) in the world and is second only to .COM as the most popular TLD. As of April 2012, .DE domains surpassed 15 million registrations! Establish your online presence in Germany and reach over 82 million people with one domain. Registering your .DE domain gives your website instant credibility in Germany. It is also a great way to get into the German market by letting people know you're open for business there right in your URL.
But .DE isn't just for Germans, it's also used around the world! "DE" is similar to the English "of" in many of the Romance languages such as Spanish and French. Websites with customized sites have found this to be useful, for example espace.de/michael or "space of Michael." It is also similar to the romanization of the Japanese word for "by," which can be great for sites like train.de/kyoto or "by train in Kyoto."
The .DE domain is a great option for a fun domain hack. Just imagine the possibilities of links like Tra.de, GetMa.de, or even YourGra.de. There are lots of words that end in de that allow you to get creative with your .DE domain! It's also a great option for a custom short link. A .DE custom short link is a great way to build a personal or business brand. See our blog post on the benefits of a custom short link and how to get your own.
Protect Your Brand with a .DE Domain
If you already have an established website on another domain extension, but are located in Germany or do business there, a .DE is a must. There's a reason it's the second most popular TLD in the world - it's both loved and used by its home country! If you offer your website in multiple languages, you can use your .DE domain to establish your German language website.Or if you don't want to create a new website for each language, you can simply forward it to the German version of your current website.
International .DE Domains
Looking for an internationalized domain name (IDN)? .DE supports all languages. Use our IDN search to find and register the right international .DE domain name now!
.DE Domain Restrictions
Please note that to register a .DE domain name, you must have an admin in Germany. For more information, see our help file on setting up a .DE default admin.
About Germany, the Home of .DE
The Federal Republic of Germany is located in western Europe. Germany borders ten countries including Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Czech Republic, and Poland as well as the North and Baltic Seas. It has a population of over 80 million, making it the most populous member state in the European Union (EU). It's official language is German.
|Renewal Grace Period||0-25 (variable) Days|
|Deletion Grace Period||25 Days|
|Restore Period||30 Days|
|IDN Supported||Yes, See Languages|
|Restrictions||Admin in Germany|
|Registration Price (1 year)||$7.99|
|Renewal Price (1 year)||$7.99|