.COM.DE - A Great New Alternative for German Domains
Since the opening of .COM.DE pre-registrations at HEXONET, the volume has been tremendous. With .DE being the largest ccTLD in the world at over 14,000,000 domains, it is actually no surprise to see the huge demand for .COM.DE
Did you miss out on getting the .DE domain you wanted? Now is the time to get the German domains you wanted and more.
- The Perfect Formula: .COM.DE brings together the popularity of .COM and the national identity of .DE
- Many Valuable Domain Names Available: The namespace will be brand new, meaning many highly valuable domains will be available to register. Imagine owning music.com.de, chat.com.de, shop.com.de, auto.com.de, sale com.de, ...etc.
- Unrestricted: Registration of a .COM.DE is as easy as registering a .COM. No Trustee required. Unrestricted anyone worldwide can register a .COM.DE
- Opportunity: Germany is Europe's number one domain market. .COM.DE domains can be a meaningful addition to your domain portfolio.
- Recognized: The respective '.COM.XX' domain extension is used in over 90 countries around the world. For example, Australia with .COM.AU, Brazil with.COM.BR and China with .COM.CN.
According to the registry, .COM.DE was established "to fulfill the consumer demand for more web addresses with a .DE ending and with less restrictions. .COM.DE ushers German businesses into the global spotlight and provides the ideal domain for foreign companies doing business in Germany. Thousands of keyword domains are now available as .com.de bringing a fresh inventory of domain names."
What Does the Timing Look Like for .COM.DE Registrations?
The Landrush period has just ended. '.DE Owner Promotion' (accepting applications from .DE owners wishing to secure their matching .COM.DE domains) runs from August 30 - September 23, 2011. General Availability starts on September 26, 2011.
Who Operates the .COM.DE Extension?
CentralNic manages 26 niche domain extensions including EU.COM, UK.COM and .LA.
Is .COM.DE DNSSEC Signed?
.COM.DE will launch with DNSSEC enabled. Registrants who wish to sign their zones can provide DS record information to CentralNic via their registrar.
Can .COM.DE Domains Be Registered in IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) Characters?
Can I Use WhoisTrustee for .COM.DE Domains?