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Type: GmbH
Industry: Registrar and web hosting provider
Founded: 2000
Founder(s): Johannes Herold
Headquarters: Lübeck
Country: Germany
Products: Domain Registration, Website and Email Hosting
Email: support [at]
Facebook: CheckDomain
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@checkdomainde

Checkdomain GmbH is a Registrar and Web Hosting company located in Lübeck, Germany. The company provides Domain Name registration for a variety of TLDs as well as website and email hosting for small business, organizations, and individuals in the German-speaking market.[1]

Products and Services

Checkdomain offers a Registrar service for customers for a variety of TLDs, including many ccTLDs like .de.[2]

The company also offers Web and Email hosting at a variety of pricing levels, which includes automatic software installation and free domain name registration based on the plan level. They also separately offer SSL Certificates for a monthly subscription price.[3][4]

New gTLDs

Checkdomain has launched a special section of their website that is devoted to New gTLDs, offering non-binding and free-of-charge pre-registrations for many New gTLDs. The site also offers information related to the timeline of the New gTLD rollout, including Sunrise and Landrush dates and pricing guidelines where available.[5]


Johannes Herold, an entrepreneur and self-proclaimed "tech geek", became interested in the Internet from an early age and founded his first business, Chat World, after finding that certain functions were missing from online chatrooms he encountered. He discovered the world of Domain Names and eventually purchased in 2001. He then founded the company Checkdomain GmbH centered around the domain name, which has grown into a Domain Name Registrar and website hosting company with 10+ employees.[6]


  1. About, CheckDomain Retrieved 17 Dec 2013, English translation version
  2. Domains, CheckDomain Retrieved 17 Dec 2013
  3. Hosting, Checkdomain Retrieved 17 Dec 2013
  4. SSL, Checkdomain Retrieved 17 Dec 2013
  5. New Domain Endings, Checkdomain Retrieved 17 Dec 2013
  6. Retrieved 17 Dec 2013