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PRESS RELEASE: DENIC implements secure and confidential e-mail communication based on DANE and DNSSEC

DENIC eG is among the early adopters who have implemented the technology labelled DANE with the objective to secure e-mail communication. DANE is a powerful tool to encrypt data traffic between mail servers and to verify the identity of the involved servers, in a reliable manner. The .DE top level domain has been signed with DNSSEC since 2011 already, when DENIC established one of the fundamental bases paving the way for the practical use of DANE, in Germany.

PRESS RELEASE: DENIC eG attains ISO 27001 certification

DENIC has taken another step towards sustainable security: On 10 October 2014, DENIC had its information and security management system (ISMS) certified in accordance with the provisions of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard under a full-scope audit by the German certification body TÜV Nord. The auditors attest DENIC's ISMS to stand out by a large number of 'Good Practices'.

PRESS RELEASE: GoToÄgäis or GoToAegaeis – German umlauts in .de domains

In March 2004, the German Internet registry DENIC introduced special character domains or so-called Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). Today, 93 characters are available for domain names under .de. Like a country code, IDNs support national identity in the World Wide Web and guaranty linguistic diversity. Thanks to providing the possibility of using the characters of one’s mother tongue in domain names, IDNs also contribute to equality in the cyberspace.

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.

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