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Statistics of .de Domains

The Internet is growing rapidly and so does the German Top Level Domain .de. Our domain counter displays at every moment the up-to-date number of registered .de domains and the latest evolution of .de.

16.215.026 .de domains are currently registered

+407 Change compared to yesterday

-1.579 Change today

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To give you an overview of the long-term growth trend of .de domains, DENIC regularly makes available comprehensive tables and graphs.

Annual Analyses

  • Maps of Germany: Regional Distribution of .de Domains
  • Tabular Analysis: Domain Distribution in Cities and Regions
  • The Top 20 Cities and Regions with the most .de Domains
  • The Distribution of .de Domains in the German Federal States
  • Cities and Regions: .de Domains per 1,000 Population
  • Cities and Regions with the Largest Percentage Growth in .de Domains
  • Summary Table: Domain Distribution in the German Federal States

The data and analyses are available for the years 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004.

Statistics of 2016

Top 20 Cities and Districts with the Most Domains

Position2016Domains 2015Domains 
  1Berlin1,006,806 Berlin995,563
  2Munich600,538 Munich605,511
  3Hamburg585,772 Hamburg592,440
  4Cologne372,708 Cologne375,520
  5Hanover Area239,025 Hanover Area230,739
  6Osnabrück237,866 Frankfurt am Main225,904
  7Frankfurt am Main226,986 Osnabrück225,741
  8Dusseldorf207,826 Dusseldorf205,312
  9Stuttgart181,970 Stuttgart178,201
10Nuremberg132,357 Nuremberg138,525
11Bonn129,616 Bonn129,194
12Rhine-Sieg District126,142 Rhine-Sieg District125,085
13District of Munich125,445 District of Munich124,330
14Dresden118,935 Leipzig118,920
15Essen117,015 Dresden116,918
16Leipzig116,271 Essen116,708
17Aachen City District104,929 Aachen City District103,750
18Bremen104,549 Rhine District Neuss103,334
19District of Esslingen103,088 Bremen102,106
20Rhine District Neuss103,086 Dortmund98,574
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Excel Spreadsheet with Data of All Cities and Districts in Germany 2016.

Domain Data According to German Federal States in 2016

Federal State Domains 2016 Domains 2015 Domain Increase 2015/2016 (%) Domains per 1,000 Population 2016  Population (per 31 Dec. 2014)
Baden-Württemberg     1,918,435 1,884,399 1.8 179 10,716,644
Bavaria    2,630,613 2,635,457 -0.2 207 12,691,568
Berlin   1,006,806 995,563 1.1 290 3,469,849
Brandenburg    287,744 286,708 0.4 117 2,457,872
Bremen  113,705 111,171 2.3 172 661,888
Hamburg    585,772 592,440 -1.1 332 1,762,791
Hesse 1,215,230 1,205,041 0.8 199 6,093,888
Lower Saxony 1,380,508 1,351,041 2.2 176 7,826,739
Mecklenburg Western Pomerania 170,191 168,811 0.8 106 1,599,138
North Rhine-Westphalia     3,294,917 3,296,754 -0.1 187 17,638,098
Rhineland-Palatinate 642,088 636,479 0.9 160 4,011,582
Saarland 142,289 140,890 1 144 989,035
Saxony 525,441 525,257 0 130 4,055,274
Saxony-Anhalt 184,595 183,035 0.9 83 2,235,548
Schleswig-Holstein     525,732 540,745 -2.8 186 2,830,864
Thuringia   232,621 229,754 1.2 108 2,156,759
Germany    14,856,687 14,783,545 0.49 183 81,197,537

 

Place of Residence of Domain Holders from Outside Germany

At the end of 2016,  1,146,500 .de domains were registered for holders domiciled outside Germany. The graph shows how they are distributed over the various countries in the world.

Domain Holders Outside Germany

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The 10 Cities and Districts with the Highest Pro-Rata Increase in 2015-2016 Domain Numbers

Ranking City/District Federal State Domains 2016 Domains 2015 Domain Increase 2015-2016 in %      Domains per 1,000 population 2016 Population (per 31 Dec. 2014)
 1 District of Dachau Bavaria 27,782 24,347 14.1 190 146,279
 2 Main-Taunus District Hesse 59,921 54,105 10.7 261 229,976
 3 District of Esslingen Baden-Württemberg 103,088 95,200 8.3 199 516,779
 4 District of Haßberge Bavaria 10,461 9,741 7.4 124 84,152
 5 District of Amberg-Sulzbach Bavaria 11,095 10,446 6.2 108 103,045
 6 District of Böblingen Baden-Württemberg 79,711 75,517 5.6 213 374,279
 7 Osnabrück Lower Saxony 237,866 225,741 5.4 1,516 156,897
 8 District of Emmendingen Baden-Württemberg 26,646 25,325 5.2 167 159,708
 9 District of Wolfenbüttel Lower Saxony 15,826 15,045 5.2 132 120,035
10 District of Straubing-Bogen Bavaria 9,624 9,174 4.9 98 97,967

The 10 Cities and Districts with the most Domains per Inhabitant 2016

Ranking City/District Federal State Domains 2016 Domains 2015 Domain Increase 2015-2016 Domains per 1,000 population 2016 Population (per 31 Dec. 2014) 
 1 Osnabrück Lower Saxony 237,866 225,741 5.4 1.516 156,897
 2 District of Freising Bavaria 74,240 72,591 2.3 436 170,357
 3 Munich Bavaria 600,538 605,511 -0.8 420 1,429,584
 4 Bonn North Rhine- Westphalia 129,616 129,194 0.3 413 313,958
 5 District of Starnberg Bavaria 53,584 61,861 -13.4 406 131,873
 6 District of Munich Bavaria 125,445 124,330 0.9 377 332,800
 7 Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia 372,708 375,520 -0.7 356 1,046,680
 8 Dusseldorf North Rhine-Westphalia 207,826 205,312 1.2 344 604,527
 9 Hamburg Hamburg 585,772 592,440 -1.1 332 1,762,791
10 Regensburg Bavaria 45,833 46,948 -2.4 322 142,292