There is no specific legislation although some regulations on the organization and management of country code top-level domain names do exist.
Country code top-level domain name: .de
Applicant: individuals and legal entities.
Restriction as to nationality: none.
Local presence: required. Owner of ADMINC must have representation in Germany.
Domestic trademark right: not required for obtaining domain name registration.
Domain name can be registered as a trademark: yes, under the same regulations as a trademark.
Duration: one year.
Renewal/maintenance: one year, renewable.
Dispute about ownership: to be brought before the District Court or arbitration committee.
Uniform dispute resolution procedure: none.
Authority name: Denic Domain Verwaltungs-und Betriebsgesellschaft eG.
Internet address: www.denic.de