01|09|2011 11:03 am EDT
On January 12, 2011 at 10:00 CET (4am EST), the German Network Information Center, DENIC, will release nine domains for registration:
The domains are being released following the lifting of a cease and desist that resulted in a temporary injunction.
Requests will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and only via fax. All requests must be submitted using a request form specific to the domain. The form must be faxed to a fax number designated for each domain. Each fax number will be available for a limited 30-minute period. Request forms, fax numbers, and a schedule of fax times are available from DENIC’s Web site.
Each request must be completed accurately and signed properly for it to be accepted. Those requests not completed properly and signed will be rejected. Domains will be released to the first respondents who accurately complete and fax their request.
A limit of one page per fax transmission will be accepted. Respondents should refrain from using a cover page as this will result in a loss of all transmitted pages beyond the first page. A line will be available for test faxes 24 hours prior to the domain release. The number for this test line is: +49 69 24248559
Those respondents with successful domain requests will receive written notification by letter or fax. Respondents must communicate with the DENIC Cooperative administrator by January 26, 2011 who will transfer the domain to the registrant’s registrar of choice. otherwise the domain will be managed by DENICdirect.
DNN previously reported on the first release of short .DE domains in 2009.