This article describes the procedures and requirements of .de domain names.
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- two or more pre-configured nameservers or a nameserver group
- the owner must have a postal address in Germany (use domicile if no such)
Nameservers must be configured according to registry requirements and return an authoritative answer before the domain is requested in order to get the domain resolving. If the zone was not correctly created before the registration, make sure the zone is correct, wait 15 minutes and update the domain via your control panel.
- Authorization code validity - 8-30 days
NB: error message after successful transfer indicates that nameservers are not updated. Nameserver update failure descriptions
Additional notes on a .de transfer
- If current registrar refuses to supply authcode - request assistance from Openprovider support. Authcode is sent by the registry via postal mail. Additional costs apply
- Domain owner is not notified of successful domain transfer
- Domains currently in hard quarantine can be transferred - authInfo2 required
|Authorization code required||yes|
|Method of confirmation||authcode|
|Registration period after transfer||restarts|
|Average transfer time||Realtime|
|Advanced and simple transfers available||Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .de domains is available.|
- Domicile must be disabled prior to authcode request
- Authorization code validity - 24 hours
Owner change (trade)
- Trade - via RCP or API, by updating the owner handle
- Confirmation - via email to losing and gaining domain owners
NB: if errors encountered during update, refer to the article
- Delete - via RCP or API.
- Delete immediately - puts domain hard quarantine for 28 days. If not restored within this period, domain is deleted
- Give the domain back to the registry - domain is deleted in Openprovider, but stays active in the registry. DENIC becomes domain owner's supplier, sends login details to DENIC's TRANSIT system to owner via postal mail. From this point on, domain deletion possible only by written request of domain owner
Restore / reactivate
- Restore - via RCP or API within 29 days after delete
- If domain is in TRANSIT - restore possible by requesting a transfer. Authcode must be requested by domain owner from registry directly via TRANSIT
NB: if domain owner lost login details to TRANSIT, password reset can be requested via application form
|Registration agreement||The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following: