In order to register a .DE domain you must have presence in Germany. The registrant or the person named as the administrative contact person for a .de domain must reside in Germany. The registry will validate this requirement at the time of the registration application and if not fulfilled, the registration will fail.

DENIC's transfer policy states that transfers must be initiated by the gaining Registrar. In addition, the Registrar must receive, via fax, a written authorization of the transfer request from the domain's Registrant (or admin contact). This authorization must be kept on record in case the Registry requests it in the case of a dispute.

Please ensure that the nameservers meet DENIC requirements before placing transfer: