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Since 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR (EU) 2016/679) exists, which regulates the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data.

Changes for .DE Domains at DENIC

This is now displayed for the domain:

  • the domain status (registered/not registered)

  • the technical data (e.g. name servers and information on DNS keys)

Information on how to contact:

  • General Request: Contact address for general and technical questions about the domain.

  • Abuse Contact: Contact address for requests and information regarding a possibly illegal or abusive use of the domain.

The domain holder's data is not visible to third parties at DENIC. DENIC will only provide information on the domain holder in certain cases (see https://www.denic.de/service/whois-service/). Upon request, the homain holder must still be able to provide a German delivery address. The contact details of the technical and zone manager (Tech-C, Zone-C) and the administrative contact (Admin-C) are no longer recorded and are therefore no longer displayed in the domain query.

Instead of an e-mail address for the General Request and Abuse Contact, DENIC also allows you to use an URL that optionally leads to a new Whois Pro page.
This means that you are no longer dependent on e-mail addresses in Whois, which may contain personal data such as first name and surname and therefore may not be published according to the GDPR.

If Whois Pro is NOT activated, the general request and abuse contact for .DE domains will be forwarded to the e-mail address domain-abuse@domain-robot.org as before.

Changes for gTLDs at PSI-USA (Whois/RDAP)

For gTLDs and new gTLDs, the output of data in the Whois has also been severely restricted. Most of the data is protected with the note "REDACTED FOR PRIVACY" and is no longer published. For the contacts in Whois there was only one contact form at contact.domain-robot.org. For all gTLDs there will always be a direct link to the Whois Pro page in Whois/RDAP.

If Whois Pro is NOT activated, a contact form is displayed for gTLDs as before.

The Whois Pro Page

You can activate the Whois Pro page in the profile per user and define the content individually. After activating Whois Pro, the link in Whois/RDAP will lead you directly to the Whois Pro page.

Whois Pro sample page for .DE

Whois Pro sample page for gTLDs

For gTLDs with activated Whois Pro, the visitor can send a contact request to the domain owner directly from the page:

Configuring the Whois Pro Page in the User Profile

The customization for the Whois Pro page can be found in the User Profile on the Whois Pro tab.

AutoDNS (login.autodns.com):

You call up the user profile with User Management / User Configuration / User Profile.

AutoDNS Beta (cloud.autodns.com):

You call up the user profile with Settings / User Management / Profile.

Effect of Settings on Sub-Users

For all settings, you can define how they are to affect your sub-users. You specify this in the Inheritance for Sub-Users form field.

Auto DNS

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  • OPTIONAL: the sub-users have a empty input field and can make their own settings.

  • RECURSE: the settings are taken over by sub-users, who can change them.

  • FIX: the settings are taken over by sub-users, who cannot change them

Provider Settings

In the Provider section, information about the provider can be displayed, such as the logo, the website, a link to the contact page, a link to an abuse URL and to the imprint page.

In the Provider Settings form section, you can specify the data and URLs for the provider's specific Web pages. To display the data on the Whois Pro page, select the Show Provider check box.

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  • Provider URL*: URL of the provider's website

  • Provider Logo URL: URL for the page on which the logo is located. (please use a https link to avoid mixed content error message from browsers!)

  • Provider Support URL: URL to the provider's support page

  • Provider Abuse URL to the provider's abuse email page.

  • Provider Imprint URL*: URL of the provider's imprint page

  • Provider Privacy Policy URL*: URL of the provider's privacy policy page

* the "Provider URL", "Provider Imprint URL" and "Provider Privacy Policy URL" have to be deposited in order to activate Whois Pro! The URLs for Imprint and Privacy Policy are linked at the end of the Whois Pro page.

Don't display the provider data on the Whois Pro page

If you do not want to publish the provider data on the Whois Pro page, you must clear the Show Provider check box.

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Visitors to the DENIC Whois page can click on the General Request or Abuse contact to be redirected to the e-mail address domain-absue@domain-robot.org as before.


Settings for the area "This domain is for sale"


You can configure the area Domain for Sale in the form section Additional Settings - Sedo Sale.

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Here you select Sedo as your sales platform. If the domain entered in the DENIC domain query is for sale at Sedo, a link to the Sedo sales page is automatically displayed.

If you enter your Sedo Affiliate ID, a commission may be charged when you purchase the domain through the link shown.


Settings for the area "Showcase Domains"

Here you can offer selected domains for sale. You can switch directly to Sedo via the Buy link displayed on the Whois Pro page behind each domain.

If a registered domain is for sale at Sedo, it will also be advertised there. If the registered domain is not for sale at Sedo, the Sedo Broker Service page will automatically be displayed.

You can enter the domains you want to offer for sale in the Sedo Showcase Domains field in the Additional Settings / Sedo Showcase section.

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You can add the Show more Domains button, which gives direct access to your Sedo domain portfolio.

Enter the URL of your Sedo domain portfolio in the Public Domain Portfolio field.

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You can find the link at Sedo here: My Account / Account Settings / Your Public Domain Portfolio.

Settings for the area "Other Domains"

The Other Domains section displays domain suggestions that match the domain entered in the DENIC domain query. You can select whether and which domains are to be displayed here under Additional Settings in the Show Domain Suggestions area.  You can choose whether None or All or All except Premium are displayed.

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