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Type: Private, Not-for-profit Cooperative
Industry: Internet, Registrar
Founded: Germany (1996)
Headquarters: DENIC eG,

Kaiserstraße 75-77,
60329 Frankfurt,

Employees: 120 (2010)
Key People
Sabine Dolderer, Member-Executive Board

Helga Krüger, Member-Executive Board
Carsten Schiefner, Member-Executive Board
Dr. Jörg Schweiger, Member-Executive Board
Elmar Knipp, Chairman-Supervisory Board

DENIC is responsible for managing .de, Germany's ccTLD. DENIC is a registered cooperative with its head office in Frankfurt.[1]

DENIC operates around 14 million domain names[2].


  • 1996 DENIC was formed as a Cooperative.
  • 1997 Business operations of DENIC moved from Karlsruhe to Frankfurt.
  • 1999 A total of 1 million .de domains registered.
  • 2000 DENIC members reach 100.
  • 2005 DENIC Submits Bid for Management of .net TLD.[3]
  • 2006 A total of 10 million .de domains registered.
  • 2009 DENIC launches one- and two-character domains and domains composed exclusively of numerals.[4]


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