Creating an entirely new domain, which didn't exist in the internet so far.
The registration can be made by using the web interface
(30 second demo
, Flash Player required)
or by means of an e-mail template. Independently of the method the user will
receive a confirmation message with the result of the process. This allows
the user to automatically maintain his databases.
Creation of a new domain based on an already registered domain.
The new domain name must be available for registration, of course.
All other data, like the contact data for example, can be inherited or modified.
This feature is especially useful if you want to register several variants
of domain names, e.g. with and without a hyphen.
A domain that is presently being administered by a different registrar shall be
managed by Knipp. The other possibility is to transfer a domain from Knipp to
For .de domains, a transfer is called »Konnektivitäts-Koordination« (KK).
In an international context, this is known as »Changing the Sponsoring Registrar«
This process has to be classified as sensitive, since in case of an
erroneous modification the new holder might not be willing to
give the domain back. This may result in lengthy legal disputes.
That is why the DRS treats holder changes with caution. The permission of the
previous holder and of the administrative contact are being asked for via e-mail.
If none of them sends his acknowledgment within seven days, the holder change
will not be processed.
Alternatively to the e-mail process you can send a written confirmation
via fax. To simplify your work, use the prepared
the most important data already filled in.
The contact data for the holder is stored in so-called contact handles.
If a holder change is necessary for a single
create a new contact handle with the correct data first. Then use this handle
and assign it to the domain.
If the same contact handle is being used for multiple domains, then
every modification to the contents of that handle will result in modifying the
contact data of all
domains that use this handle.
This can be reasonable, too, if for example the legal form of a company has to
be changed from Ltd to Inc. In that case the acknowledgment for every
domain will be requested.
If you do not need a domain anymore, you can delete it.
The DRS provides 3 alternatives for the date of deletion:
- Immediately: The deletion will be processed directly.
- End of the registration period: The deletion will
be processed at the end of the registration period.
- At a due date: The deletion will by processed on
a particular date.
With no respect to the exact date of the deletion, either the holder or the
administrative contact has to confirm the deletion.
This confirmation will be requested by e-mail. That is why the stored e-mail
addresses have to be correct. Very often, the user is one of the
above mentioned contact persons himself, so that there are no problems with
If you have deleted a domain by mistake, in the case of gTLDs
you can cancel the
deletion within 30 days. During this period, gTLD
domains are blocked for the
registration by third parties. However, a considerable fee become due for this