Welcome to DENIC eG!
DENIC is the central registry for all domains under the Top Level Domain .de and thus responsible for managing and operating an essential resource for a reliable German Internet. In addition to providing an automatic electronic registration system for administering .de domains, DENIC operates a network of name servers geographically dispersed all over the world that ensures 24x7 availability to more than 15 million .de domains globally. Together with its members, DENIC thus tackles a demanding technical task.
The DENIC website shall help you to get a better grasp of DENIC and of what domain management means. Here you find all information you need about the registration and administration of .de domains. We also explain fundamental procedures, like changing providers or the TRANSIT scheme. In addition to that, you find detailed information about ENUM, the bridge from telecommunications to the Internet.
If you want to learn more about domain administration, go to the Background section. Here you find all types of information related to domains. Learn, for instance, how the Domain Name System (DNS) works and where DENIC's name servers are located. We also make available charts demonstrating the development of .de domains as well as comprehensive statistics.