. de Domains Beyond German Borders

International Level 2023: Number of .de Domains Beyond German Borders Crack 2-Million Mark

Compared on an annual level, the total number of .de domains under management rose by 1.3 percent in 2022/2023 compared to a plus of 1.5 percent in 2021/2022. This was an increase of more than 230,000 .de domains (20220: +260,000 domains). The roughly 17.7 million .de domains registered worldwide at the end of 2023 included more than 2 million domains of holders residing outside of Germany (2022: 1.8 million). Their share grew by 9.2 percent (2022: +8.9%) and accounted for 11.4 percent of all .de domains at the end of the year (2022: 10.6%).

The holders of .de domains residing outside of Germany originated from all over the world. As in the past, German domains were in particularly high demand in the United States (31%) and the Netherlands (13%). Austria (8 %), Portugal (7 %) and Switzerland (5 %) came next again. Also included in the group of the top ten were the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom (3% each) as well as France (2%); together they accounted for more than three quarters of the .de domain inventory of holders from abroad. . de. is especially popular in the EU countries; half of the domain holders listed in the top 10 are based. there.