Gisteren werd de 10.000.000ste .de-domeinnaam geregistreerd, zo maakt DENIC vandaag bekend. De bewuste domeinnaam huettenberger-case-fabrik.de is geregistreerd door een kaasmakerij in Linden onder de rook van Frankfurt. Met het huidige aantal .de-domeinnamen is .de na .com het meest succesvolle toplevel domein.
Sabine Dolderer, lid van de raad van Bestuur van DENIC eG, met wie ik overigens begin dit jaar nog het genoegen heb gehad om mee te tafelen, vat deze mijlpaal als volgt samen:
The registration of the ten millionth .de domain represents a major success for DENIC and its more than 250 members. It also shows that the organization of the Top Level Domain .de as a self-regulated initiative of the industry concerned has worked out well. Thanks to DENIC’s open structure as a registered cooperative and its registration terms and conditions, in which restrictions have been kept down to the strictly necessary minimum, a highly diverse provider market has been able to develop over the last ten years. It is a market in which everyone interested in holding a domain can find precisely the offer that suits them best at an attractive price. For German Internet users, .de domains remain the first choice for their presence in the worldwide network. The attractiveness of the German country code TLD is further borne out by the fact that the only domain ending which has a larger worldwide domain base is .com.
DENIC views this success as a duty upon itself to continue to administer .de as one of the technically most advanced registries and to guarantee a stable and secure operation. For us, reaching ten million domains is not going to mean any relaxation in our efforts. On the contrary, it is going to spur us on to make sure that, every day, we live up to the domain holders’ expectations that we will provide a truly top-grade service. In so doing, we know that we can continue to rely on the excellent cooperation with our members, who are the ones who maintain direct contacts with the domain holders.
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