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.

16.319.407 .de domains are currently registered

+1.735 Change yesterday

+1.205 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 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004.

Statistics of 2018

Top 20 Cities and Districts with the Most Domains

Ranking 2018 Domains 2017 Domains 
  1 Berlin 1,006,388 Berlin 1,010,140
  2 Munich 623,494 Munich 594,756
  3 Hamburg 570,956 Hamburg 577,127
  4 Cologne 372,868 Cologne 372,696
  5 Osnabrück 247,578 Hanover Area 249,883
  6 Hanover Area 232,385 Osnabrück 243,305
  7 Frankfurt am Main 225,703 Frankfurt am Main 227,922
  8 Dusseldorf 206,090 Dusseldorf 207,103
  9 Stuttgart 180,269 Stuttgart 183,464
10 Nuremberg 132,801 Nuremberg 132,844
11 Distict of Munich 125,803 Bonn 130,195
12 Bonn 125,049 Rhein-Sieg District 126,357
13 Rhein-Sieg District 124,759 Distict of Munich 125,884
14 Dresden 121,408 Dresden 120,616
15 Böblingen, District 115,276 Leipzig 117,023
16 Leipzig 114,287 Essen 111,742
17 Essen 110,028 District of Aachen 108,519
18 District of Aachen 107,974 Bremen 103,894
19 Bremen 103,395 Stormarn District 103,862
20 Esslingen District 102,315 Esslingen District 103,855
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Domain Data According to German Federal States in 2018

Federal State of Germany Domains
2018
Domains
2017
Domain Increase 2017-2018 in %        Domains per 1K population
2018
Population (31 Dec 2016)
Baden-Württemberg 1,952,272 1,950,367 0.1               178 10,951,893
Bavaria 2,653,459 2,643,522 0.4               205 12,930,751
Berlin 1,006,388 1,010,140 -0.4               282 3,574,830
Brandenburg 291,602 294,746 -1.1               117 2,494,648
Bremen 112,257 112,852 -0.5               165 678,753
Hamburg 570,956 577,127 -1.1               315 1,810,438
Hesse 1,232,309 1,229,140 0.3               198 6,213,088
Lower Saxony 1,369,079 1,391,662 -1.6               172 7,945,685
Mecklenburg Western Pomerania 170,265 172,573 -1.3               106 1,610,674
North Rhine-Westphalia 3,262,603 3,298,218 -1.1               182 17,890,100
Rhineland-Palatinate 641,723 650,230 -1.3               158 4,066,053
Saarland 139,917 141,130 -0.9               140 996,651
Saxony 527,960 532,049 -0.8               129 4,081,783
Saxony-Anhalt 184,179 187,969 -2.0                82 2,236,252
Schleswig-Holstein 532,841 586,162 -9.1               185 2,881,926
Thuringia 233,246 235,515 -1.0               108 2,158,128
Germany 14,881,056 15,013,402 -0.9 180 82,521,653

Place of Residence of Domain Holders from Outside Germany

At the end of 2018,  1,225,965 .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 2018

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The 10 Cities and Districts with the Highest Pro-Rata Increase in 2017-2018 Domain Numbers

Ranking City/District Federal State Domains
2018
Domains
2017
Domain Increase 2017-2018 in %     Domains per 1,000 population
2018
Population (per 31 Dec. 2016)
1 Suhl Thuringia  7,663 5,944 28.9 215 35,608
2 Böblingen, District Baden-Württemberg 115,276 97,251 18.5 299 385,888
3 Altötting, District Bavaria 14,588 12,742 14.5 133 109,422
4 Main-Taunus-Kreis, District Hesse 77,180 68,023 13.5 327 235,708
5 Kaiserslautern, District North Rhine-Westphalia 12,793 11,756 8.8 121 105,504
6 Bad Kreuznach, District North Rhine-Westphalia 23,527 22,196 6.0 149 157,392
7 Offenbach, District Hesse 80,253 75,981 5.6 229 349,982
8 Kitzingen, District Bavaria 15,664 14,830 5.6 175 89,748
9 München Bavaria 623,494 594,756 4.8 426 1,464,301
10 Dingolfing-Landau, District Bavaria 10,281 9,812 4.8 108 95,035

The 10 Cities and Districts with the most Domains per Inhabitant 2018

Ranking City/District Federal State Domains 2018 Domains 2017 Domain Changes 2017-2018 Domains per 1,000 population 2018 Population (per 31 Dec. 2016) 
1 Osnabrück Lower Saxony 247,578 243,305 1.8 1,509 164,070
2 Freising, District Bavaria 76,440 76,683 -0.3 435 175,803
3 Munich Bavaria 623,494 594,756 4.8 426 1,464,301
4 Starnberg, District Bavaria 53,587 53,951 -0.7 398 134,732
5 Bonn North Rhine- Westphalia 125,049 130,195 -4.0 388 322,125
6 District of Munich Bavaria 125,803 125,884 -0.1 366 343,405
7 Cologne North Rhine- Westphalia 372,868 372,696 0.0 347 1,075,935
8 Dusseldorf North Rhine- Westphalia 206,090 207,103 -0.5 336 613,230
9 Main-Taunus-Kreis, District Hesse 77,180 68,023 13.5 327 235,708
10 Hamburg Hamburg 570,956 577,127 -1.1 315 1,810,438