The Network Information Center (Interessenverbund Deutsches Network Information Center, IV- DENIC) is the authority responsible for issuing domain names in Germany. The top-level domain name in Germany is .de and it derives from the country’s name Deutschland. The Network Information Center does not issue second-level domain names like other countries. The safest way to register a domain name in Germany is through the Department of Computer Science of the University of Dortmund although domain names can also be purchased from private providers. The Network Information Center also authorizes registrants to use international domain names such as .com, but German companies using a .de domain name have more credibility when it comes to their clients.
German citizens or companies seeking to register a domain name are required to follow a few steps. The first step to register a domain name in Germany is to verify the availability of the name. Then the registrant must:
The .de domain name has a validity period of 1 to 10 years. Additionally, German companies are also advised to register their domains with the Trademark Office in order to make sure they have the sole right of using that name.
The German company or citizen may use the name they want for the registration of a domain name as long as it is not offensive. However, there are a few other characteristics for German domain names among which:
For complete information about the registration of a domain name and prices you can ask our lawyers in Germany. You can also contact us for details about the Internet legislation.
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