About .de Domains
denic.de is the sponsor and KeySystems is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .de extensions that represents Germany.
Who can register .de domains?
Individuals and companies located in Germany or who use a trustee service (which GoDaddy can provide) may register .de domain names.
|Registration Length||1 year|
|Renewal Length||1 year1|
|Transfers To||Supported 2|
|Transfers Away||Supported 3|
|Account Change||Supported 4|
|Protected Registration||Not Supported|
|Private Registration (DBP)||Not Supported|
|Contact Updates||Supported 5|
For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page. Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:
|Custom Nameserver Requirements|
|DNS Validation Tool|
Your .de domain name renews before its expiration date. The renewal date depends on whether the domain name is auto-renewed or renewed manually. Auto-renewal is attempted on the first day of the month prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal on the 10th of the month and again on the 20th of the month.
If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 20th of the month prior to the expiration date, it must be redeemed. There might be a fee for the redemption. See Recovering expired domain names for instructions on the redemption.
For example: Your .de domain name expires on October 10. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by September 20. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on September 1, September 10, and September 20.
2Transfers in requirements
When a .de domain is transferred, any registration period longer than 1 year does not carry over to the new registrar.
If your losing registrar requires our trustee information, please contact customer support.
3Transfers away requirements
Please contact customer support to request an authorization code for .de domain transfers away.
4Account Change Requirements:
When you move a .de domain to another account you cannot change the registrant's first name, last name, or organization. Please choose the "do not change" option for the contact information during the account change process.
5Contact Update Requirements:
For changes to the registrant information on your .de domain name, please contact our support team for assistance.
Changes to all other domain name contacts can be made through the Domain Manager. See Change my domain contact information for information on this process.
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