Reserve your .de domain name
The .de extension is the geographical extension (ccTLD) for Germany. It has experienced a large numbers of registrations since 2011. It is suitable for all types of web projects that aim to reach a German audience.
Included with your domain name
Link your domain name to your website, manage your email addresses, and configure your subdomains directly from the OVHcloud Control Panel.
Secure DNS authentication with your domain name (to be enabled).
Protection against theft
Protect yourself against fraudulent domain name transfer requests.
Redirect your domain name to a webpage of your choice.
The life cycle of .de
Creating your .de domain name
The owner or administrator of the domain name must have an address in Germany. If you do not meet this condition, OVHcloud will be automatically marked as a local contact. When the domain name expires, it will go into transit status with DENIC, the registry for .de domains. DENIC will then contact you to confirm the domain deletion. If the operation is not confirmed, you will be charged.
|Booking Period||1 year|
|Renewal Period||1 to 1 years|
|Domain size||3 to 63 characters|
|Internationalised domain names (IDN) supported||Yes|
.de domain name renewal
|Warning emails 60, 30, 15, 7 and 3 days before the expiry date:||✓|
|Email the day of expiration for notification of suspension of a domain name.||✓|
|Email following the Redemption Grace Period for notification of deletion of domain name.||✓|
|Renew directly on www.ovhcloud.com||✓|
|Renew via your Control Panel||✓|
.de domain name transfer
|Time to complete the transfer||5 - 10 days|
.de domain name owner change
.de domain name reactivation
|Redemption period||30 days|
|Reactivation by the owner||✓|
About .de domains
Like all ccTLDs, .de is a geographical domain extension, which means that it aims to group together websites with content in a common primary language aimed at a local audience (in this case, German). It was created in 1986 and its manager is the German company DENIC. You will need a postal address and contact details in the country listed to reserve this domain.
Advantages of reserving a .de domain name:
As mentioned for all of our ccTLDs, .de is ideal for any localised web projects. Whether you want to create a website, an e-commerce store or a web application, if your audience is located in Germany then a .de domain name will be your best choice. It will make you visible to your Germany-based audience and will boost your relevance in this specific geographical area.