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|Type||Eingetragene Genossenschaft (registered cooperative)|
|Headquarters||Frankfurt am Main, Germany|
DENIC eG is the manager of the .de domain, the country-code top-level domain for Germany. It was founded in 1996 and is organised as a non-regulated not-for-profit cooperative. DENIC provides the Domain Name System (DNS) as well as registration and management services for .de and ENUM. Besides the whois lookup service for .de domains, its portfolio further includes DNS anycast services for registries and data escrow services for both registries and registrars of the domain industry.
Next to managing the German namespace on the Internet, DENIC is actively involved in national and international bodies coordinating the Internet ecosystem.
- "Who Can Become a DENIC Member?". DENIC.
- "DENIC Mission-RFC1591". DENIC.
- Missing Link: Der Herr der Routen - vom funktionierenden Netz und den Grundlagen, heise online, 2020-12-06.
- About DENIC. How it all Started: The Birth of .de and the Founding of the Cooperative, denic, accessed: 2020-12-06.