DENIC To Release Nine Remaining Short Domains in January

DENIC logoOn 12 January 2011, 10:00 CET, the registry for .DE domain names, DENIC is going to make available nine short domains for registration which were previously blocked due to temporary injunctions: dw.de, e.de, f.de, g.de, hr.de, sr.de, x.de, y.de and z.de.

The information below was provided by DENIC:

Registration will be made applying DENIC’s standard “first come, first served” principle. Since the number of available domains is extremely limited, DENIC will use a special procedure: Applicants will have to submit requests by fax to fax numbers established for this particular purpose. This will be the only permitted submission channel. There will be a separate fax number for each domain, which will be active for a period of 30 minutes. The first period will start on 12 January 2011 at 10:00 CET.

Time (CET) Domain Fax Number
10:00 – 10:30 dw.de +49 69 24248559
10:30 – 11:00 e.de +49 69 24248603
11:00 – 11:30 f.de +49 69 24248736
11:30 – 12:00 g.de +49 69 24005984
12:00 – 12:30 hr.de +49 69 24005985
12:30 – 13:00 sr.de +49 69 24005986
13:00 – 13:30 x.de +49 69 24005988
13:30 – 14:00 y.de +49 69 24005989
14:00 – 14:30 z.de +49 69 24005990

DENIC will accept only registration requests which are submitted on a specific request form designed for this purpose. Interested parties can download this form from the DENIC website: There is a separate form for each domain.

The fax server is configured to receive no more than one page per fax transmission and will automatically terminate the connection after one page. Thus, interested parties must ensure that their fax machine will not include a cover sheet for the transmission or spread the text over two pages. The above mentioned fax number will be connected 24 hours before the official launch of the registration period, so that own fax configurations can be tested.

The application form must be completed accurately, fully and legibly, and be signed before it is sent to DENIC. The domain will be assigned to the applicant whose complete, correctly filled in and signed fax application is received first by DENIC after opening of the registration period of the respective domain – synchronized with the time server of DENIC (ntp1.denic.de). Factual registration will be effected immediately afterwards, the domain simultaneously being recorded in the DENIC database. After that, it can ad hoc be queried via the DENIC information services (whois etc.).

In general, interested parties have to ensure that the registration and intended use of the domain does not infringe anybody else’s rights nor break any general law.

The holders of the successfully registered domains will be informed by DENIC in writing and must communicate by 26 January 2011 (date of receipt of letter or fax by DENIC) the member of the DENIC Cooperative who is going to administer the domain in the future. Otherwise, the domain will be administered by DENICdirect.

The aforementioned domains were excluded from registration when DENIC launched one- and two-character domains in October 2009 because temporary injunctions had been imposed on DENIC which prohibited registration of said domains for the time being. These temporary injunctions are no longer effective. As regards the dw.de domain, the applicant withdrew her motion for a temporary injunction. The applicant of the domains e.de, f.de, g.de, x.de, y.de and z.de waived his rights resulting from the temporary injunction after the Frankfurt Court of Appeals had ruled in favour of DENIC in the main proceedings of the x.de domain. The temporary injunctions relating to the hr.de and the sr.de domains were just lifted by the Frankfurt Court of Appeals. In its ruling, the Frankfurt Court of Appeals confirms permissibility of the registration standard of DENIC, which provides for the option to carry out registrations, including first registrations of domains at a specific point in time set by DENIC, applying the “first come, first served” principle. Similar reasons had been given by the Court of Appeals when it confirmed the ruling issued by the Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main in October 2009, which rejected to issue a temporary injunction that would have compelled DENIC to also block registration of the tv.de domain at that time. Thus, all attempts of individual applicants to evade the “first come, first served” principle with regard to the release of short domains or to be granted privileges have failed. To view all decisions go to our website.

This DENIC news release was sourced from:
www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/press-releases/press/3064.html

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