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The .DE Domain

Registered Domains
15,219,569
.DE is the
1st
most popular ccTLD in Europe
The main Language used
German
Register .DE as
Individual
Company
Domain For
Germany
Domain Registration term in years
1-10
Domain Character Limit
3-63
de
Active
Since 1986

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
4.7%
6.3%
5.7%
54.8%
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%
.DE
6.1%
.COM
43%

Top .de websites

Global 24.
Global 58.
Global 78.
Global 178.

About .de

What is .de?

The .de web name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Germany.
Germany with its estimated population of 81,923,000, ranks as the 3rd most populous country in Europe. Currently .de is the 1st most likeable ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Europe. There are more than 15,219,569 such addresses. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .de domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .de ccTLD (country code top-level domain) has been around since 1986.

Who can register .de domain?

Both individuals and companies are allowed to buy and register a domain with a .de extension.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .de extension?

A .de extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Germany. In Germany the native Language is German. German is the 2nd most used website language in the world. A website with a .de extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

The main characteristics restrictions of a domain name:
The only valid characters for a .de web name are english language letters, numbers and a dashes "-".
A domain name has to start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The domain can neither begin nor end with hyphens. A .de name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.de).
Spaces and special characters and stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are never permitted.
Maximum length of a domain can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 3 characters (including extensions like .de).
The domain name that does not follow the above restrictions will not be accepted for registration.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .de domain registration interval: 1-10 years registration are permitted at a time.