What is a .de domain name?
A .de domain name is a domain that is
registered at the official German domain
name Registry called DENIC. There are
over 8 million .de domain names registered
worldwide making .de the second most popular
and recognized domain extension next to
What is a ccTLD Domain Name?
The term ccTLD stands for country code
Top Level Domain. Every country around
the world is designated by a unique country
code. Germany uses .de for it's country
code. Other country codes include .uk
for the United Kingdom, .us for the United
States, and .ca for Canada.
Why should I register a .de domain
One reason is to obtain national and
regional identification with the German
and European markets. A .de ccTLD can
provide national and regional identification
and recognition within these growing markets
that a regular TLD cannot. Many companies
and organizations are increasingly adopting
this method of online regional brand expansion
as they try to distinguish themselves
from being just a ?.com' brand.
Another reason to register a .de domain
name is because of the limited domain
name availability in other common domain
extensions. Most of the more-desired,
attractive domain names in the domain
market have already been taken. This causes
businesses and individuals to register
obscure names and phrases as domain names
since their preferred names are not available.
Where can I view the Terms and
Conditions for a .de Domain Name?
The Terms and Conditions for a .de domain
name are located on the DENIC website.
There is an English version as well as
an official German version. All registrants
that register a .de domain name through
Asia Pacific IT are required to be
bound by the Asia Pacific IT Agreement
and the DENIC .de agreement. The .de agreement
can be viewed at:
I don't have an address in Germany,
can I still get a .de domain name?
If you or your organization do not have
an address in Germany, you can still get
a .de domain name if the administrative
contact for your domain has a German address
and can act as your authorized representative.
Asia Pacific IT provides a proxy
administrative contact with an address
in Germany that can act as your representative.
Please Note: An additional yearly fee
may be charged for this service at the
time of ordering. You will be notified
by email if any correspondence of an official
or legal capacity that is received on
your behalf. You will be responsible for
forwarding and handling fees to have documents
sent to your address.
information will the whois display for
my .de domain name?
The Asia Pacific IT whois information
will display the Registrant name and address
in addition to the name, address, phone
number, and email address of the administrative,
technical, and billing contacts that you
provide us with. If you do not have an
address in Germany we will add our administrative
proxy address to the registration information
that we submit to the DENIC Registry.
If I use the Asia Pacific IT
administrative proxy address, how will
I know if someone if trying to contact
You will be notified by email if any
correspondence of an official or legal
capacity that is received on your behalf.
The notification will include a description
of the mailing label and the handling
and forwarding fees required to have the
document sent to your address. You will
be given a limited number of days in which
to respond to the email after which it
will be assumed that your do not wish
to have the documents forwarded. You will
be responsible for forwarding and handling
fees to have documents sent to your address.
Please Note: Asia Pacific IT cannot
be held liable for the any legal actions
taken against you resulting from the delivery
or non delivery of postage addresses to
our proxy administrative contact.
How long can I register a .de
domain name for?
The .de TLD can be registered through
Asia Pacific IT for the same registration
periods as a .com domain name 1 to 10
Will I receive a refund if I
delete my .de domain before it expires?
All registrations are final and no refunds
are provided if the domain is deleted
prior to it's expiry.