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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
Stefan Legner, 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 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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