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DENIC is speaking at the 14th German IT Security Congress

Under the motto "Know the risks, accept challenges, design solutions" the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is organizing the 14th German IT Security Congress in Bonn from 19 to 21 May. Germany's Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière will open the conference as keynote speaker. DENIC's Chief Information Security Officer Boban Krsic will present the information security management system of the German TLD registry to protect against cyber risks.

PRESS RELEASE: .de Is Everywhere – The Homes of .de Domains
DENIC domain map 2014: The regional distribution of .de domains in Germany

In every district and every city of Germany, you find .de domains. They are literally everywhere. The re-gional domain statistics 2014 published by DENIC, the registry for .de domains, map their distribution in detail.

PRESS RELEASE: For an open, secure and stable Internet: DENIC takes a stand on the future of Internet Governance

The central registry of the German country code Top Level Domain .de, DENIC, has prepared in collaboration with the German government and other German interest groups a position paper with recommendations for action for the future stewardship of the so-called IANA functions. Central guidelines of this paper are a clear advocacy of the multistakeholder model, maintaining the security, stability and resilience of the Domain Name System, and upholding the openness, decentralization and interoperability of the global Internet. The German government and DENIC further explicitly support in the paper that rules on country-code Top-Level Domains – in particular including .de – continue to be made solely within the respective country in accordance with relevant national rules and legislation.

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.

In October 2014, DENIC has taken another step towards sustainable security by having its information and security management system (ISMS) certified in accordance with the provisions of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard through the German certification body TÜV Nord.

The DENIC website shall help you to get a better grasp of DENIC and of what domain management means. Here you find detailed information about the registration and administration of .de domains, fundamental procedures, like changing providers or the TRANSIT scheme as well as 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, information on how the Domain Name System (DNS) works and where DENIC's name servers are located as well as comprehensive statistics and charts demonstrating the development of .de domains.

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