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Data Privacy Statement

DENIC takes the protection of your personal data very serious. With the statement following below we want to inform you in detail about how DENIC handles the personal data we collect via our website.

Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data for the Purpose of Contract Execution

We collect, process and store personal data exclusively to the extent they are required for establishing, performing and executing our contractual relationship and for performing the related accounting tasks.

The required personal data include the names and addresses of the domain holder, the administrative and the technical contact and the zone administrator, as well as the phone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses of the technical contact and the zone administrator, and last but not least the name of the domain concerned.

The collected personal data will be used exclusively for the aforementioned purposes and only to the extent required to achieve these purposes. The data will not be used for advertising, customer advice or market research.

Collection, Processing and Use of Usage Data of the DENIC Website

DENIC logs and stores the IP addresses of visitors to this website in order to ensure the site’s general operability.

In order to evaluate the behaviour of different usergroups, DENIC temporarily collects statistical data using the Web-whois (Domain Query). DENIC stores your answers to the listed questions and your IP address. DENIC will use this information to perform random checks to verify if the party submitting a query is authorised to do so and to carry out statistical analyses. DENIC will delete all data collected for this purpose upon completion of analyses, but no later than three months after the collection of such data.

Sharing of Personal Data

We publish data of the domain holders via the domain lookup services. For more detailed information, please go to the related FAQ at

Publication of these data in the database of the lookup services is necessary for registering and using the domain and is performed in accordance with German data privacy regulations. The name that has long been established for this public data querying service is "whois".


DENIC's website uses so-called cookies at various places. You find a definition of cookies and their applications as well as measures how to prevent the use of cookies in our Cookie Policy below at

Web Analysis

The website of DENIC uses Piwik, an open source software for preparing statistical analyses of visits to the website. Piwik does not create any personal user profiles but only collects anonymous measurement data.

Piwik works with cookies (see above) as tracking devices that enable an analysis of website usage. The information on DENIC website usage generated by means of the cookies is stored on the servers of Piwik PRO GmbH in Germany.

Visitors of the DENIC website may technically prevent the execution of the web analysis by deactivating the JavaScript and cookies in their web browser. You will find detailed information about the required default settings in the product descriptions or instructions of the respective browser manufacturers.


DENIC has technical and organisational safety measures in place to protect your personal data administered by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. We continuously improve our security measures in line with technological developments.

Right to Information and Contact Details

According to the Federal Data Protection Law, you have the right to be informed about the personal data we have stored on you and further to demand correction of incorrect data and data deletion, unless the data is subject to a statutory or contractual retention obligation.
Please send related requests in writing to:
Data Protection Officer
Kaiserstraße 75-77
60329 Frankfurt am Main
E-mail:  privacy[at]denic[dot]de

Inclusion, Validity and Up-to-Datedness of the Data Privacy Statement

By using our website you consent to your data being used as described above. This data privacy statement is the currently valid version and dates from 15 January 2016.

The further development of our website or the implementation of new technologies may make amendments to this data privacy statement necessary. DENIC reserves the right to amend this data privacy statement at any time with effect to the future. The relevant version of this statement shall always be the version you can call on when your visit our website.