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Type: Private, not-for-profit Cooperative
Industry: Registry
Founded: Germany, 1996
Headquarters: Kaiserstr. 75-77
60329 Frankfurt
Country: Germany
Products: .de
Employees: 120 (2010)
Revenue: €26.6m (2011)
LinkedIn: denic-eg
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@denic_de
Key People
Dr. Jörg Schweiger, Member, Executive Board, CEO

Andreas Musielak, Member, Executive Board, COO
Helga Krüger, Member, Executive Board
Carsten Schiefner, Member, Executive Board
Thomas Keller, Chairman, Supervisory Board
Michael Shohat, Member, Supervisory Board
Alexander Schwertner, Member, Supervisory Board
Elmar Knipp, Member, Supervisory Board
Johannes Loxen, Member, 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 15 million domain names.[2]



The .de registry originally dates back to November 5th, 1986, where it began in an academic environment.[3]

Historical Timeline

  • 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.[4]
  • 2006 A total of 10 million .de domains registered.
  • 2009 DENIC launches one- and two-character domains and domains composed exclusively of numerals.[5]
  • 2012 over 15 million .de domains are under management by DENIC.[6]


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