. de Domains Beyond German Borders
International Level 2022: Domain Holders from Abroad Crack 10-Percent Mark
The roughly 17.4 million .de domains that were registered at the end of 2022 included more than 1.8 million domains of holders residing outside of Germany (2021: 1.7 million). The share of these .de domains increased by 8.9 percent (2021: 16.8%) and accounted for 10.6 percent of all .de domains at the end of 2022 (2021: 9.9%).
The holders of .de domains residing outside of Germany originated from all over the world. As in the past, German domains were particularly popular in the United States (31%) and the Netherlands (13%). Then followed Austria (9%), Portugal (7%), Switzerland (5%) and Great Britain and the United Arab Emirates, which accounted for 4 percent respectively. Also included in the group of the top ten was our neighbouring country France (2%). Together, the top ten made up for just over three quarters of the domain inventory with holders residing outside Germany.