DENIC recently celebrated the 25th birthday of the .DE country code and the second largest TLD registrations. .DE was the largest TLD for a significant about of time, but recently was surpassed by .CN. There are currently still over a 100,000 requests for the .DE address and almost 3,000 are approved daily. Today in the world there are over 14.6 million .DE addresses in use. To read further please click here.