.de is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Federal Republic of Germany. DENIC (the Network Information Centre responsible for .de domains) does not require specific second-level domains, and there are no official ccSLDs under .de ccTLD, as it is the case with the .uk domain range which until 2014 required .co.uk domain for example.
|Introduced||November 5, 1986|
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Germany|
|Actual use||Used for general purposes|
|Structure||Registrations at second level permitted.|
|Dispute policies||DISPUTE Entries|