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Buying a Domain Name in Germany

Updated on Thursday 14th December 2017

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Buying-a-Domain-Name-in-Germany.jpgForeign investors who want to establish a company in Germany are advised to open a website, which can represent their business activity in the online environment. One of the most important aspects of owning a website refers to the fact that the company can further capitalize its image and operations to a larger consumer market or possible business partners. 
In order to open a website in Germany, it is required to buy a domain name, chosen in accordance with the activities carried out by the company. Entrepreneurs interested to receive more information on this subject can address to our team of German company formation specialists

Domain names in Germany 

Persons who want to open a website in Germany should know that the country code top level domain name is .de, which designates the fact that the respective website was incorporated in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the German authorities
It is important to know that German domain names can have a maximum of 63 characters, which can be represented by letters (from A to Z) and numbers (from 0 to 9). German websites can contain hyphens, while special characters are not allowed; our company formation agents can offer an in-depth presentation in this sense. 
When buying a domain name, investor can opt for one of the following top-level domain names
.com – available for legal entities
.edu – available for educational institutions;
.net – usually is designated for network providers;
.org – available for non-governmental organisations or for entities which do not fit in the above mentioned top-level domain names;
.int – available for international organisations. 

Register a domain name in Germany 

In order to register a German domain name, the applicant must have an address in Germany. The registration process is carried out by the Deutsche Network Information Center (DENIC), which is the main provider of websites available in Germany. DENIC is the main administrator of German domains, which, at the moment, administers more than 16 million domains
If you need further information on the registration of a domain name in Germany, please contact our team of German company formation consultants, who can offer you assistance on this matter. 

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Marco Rössel is a Partner at Liesegang & Partner and an experienced Attorney at Law. He is specialized in commercial and corporate law and can help you open your company in Germany as fast as possible.


Call us now at +49 69 71 67 2 67 0 to set up an appointment with our company formation experts in Germany. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Germany.

As our client, you will benefit from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Germany.

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