Responsibility for the Internet Community
We work in keeping with the principles of RFC1591, in which the requirements for the administration and operation of ccTLDs are defined:
- We have a duty to serve the Internet community.
- We are able to carry out the necessary responsibilities, and have the ability to do an equitable, just, honest and competent job.
- Our legitimation is based on our being rooted in and recognised by the local Internet community.
The global medium Internet is developing at breath-taking pace – and we are a driving force.Dr. Jörg Schweiger
As the central registry for .de domains, we fulfil our tasks as a not-for-profit organisation, for the benefit of the entire Internet community. Our fundamental principles are impartiality, independence, technical expertise, responsibility and non-discrimination.
The fundamental principles of our Cooperative are laid down in our Statutes.