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Important information on .de domains


You can order domains easily by using our web interface, if you are a registered customer of Knipp. Registering is easy and can be done in just a few steps.
Another possiblity is to order domains via e-mail application form The e-mail registration has the advantage that it can be done automatically. Many customers use robots on their web site that send e-mail application forms to us. However, using these forms is suited for experts only, since they contain quite a few technical terms, which are unfortunately necessary. We have prepared a page with explanations which will help you to complete the form.

Naming regulations

Until October 23, 2009, there were quite a few restrictions for the registration of second level domains below .de. For example, it was not allowed to register digit-only domains. Since the amendment of the domain guidelines with effect from that day, the naming regulations for .de largely correspond to the usual standards.


Queries concerning the domain holder and other domain contacts can be made by using our whois service.

Questions and answers

We have gathered a list of frequently asked questions and answers on a clearly arranged page.

Service bundle

Beyond the actual registration of domains we also provide a large bundle of additional services. For our customers, these services are available without any additional costs.


You can view the costs for domain registrations in our price list. We will send you invoices via postal mail after every successful registration. Additionally, you can browse your bills online.

Rules of allocation

.de domains can be registered worldwide. However, some restrictions exis: at least one of the following contacts must have a residence in the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • Domain holder
  • Administrative contact (admin-c)
More detailed information on contacts is available in the documentation of our DRS.
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