The .de domain is the country code top-level domain for the Federal Republic of Germany, aka Germany, aka Deutschland. The domain first became available for registration in 1986. The .de domain also has the proud distinction of being the second most popular ccTLD in terms of number of registrations! Because de also means of in many Romance languages, the .de domain is also commonly used for domain hacks, such as alongsi.de.
With over 17 million domains registered using .de, it’s easy to see why the domain is so popular. Germany is often viewed as the Gateway to Europe, and having your website available to the German populace is a great way to get visitors to your site. Especially if you are catering to topics that are close to the German community. The .de domain is also a great alternative to the .com extension as over 50% of Germans speak english.
The .de domain is perfect for you if your website features content about Germany, Europe, or other destinations popular with Germans. Even if your site is in English, the site is quite likely to be well received by Germans as so many of them are English-speaking. Local domains also give your company a professional image in Germany, which is very important. Maximize your company’s revenue with a .de domain today!
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The domain is overwhelmingly popular in Germany and is used for a variety of sites from large media enterprises, huge organizations, and even small businesses and websites maintained by private individuals. The .de domain is also quite popular with domain hacks.
Yes! Registrations for the .de domain are open to anyone, even if you aren’t a German citizen. This means you can be as creative as you like with your .de domain registration and make it your own!
You can register your .de domain by visiting our Domain Registration page and entering your domain in the search box at the top, and following the steps for registration. It’s as easy as that!