Domain Names

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 

Sub-domains: none. 

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.

Registration, Protection

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.

Registration Authority

Authority name: Denic Domain Verwaltungs-und Betriebsgesellschaft eG. 

Internet address: