DENIC NIS 2 Working Group Gives Recommendation for Implementation under .de

DENIC NIS 2 Working Group Gives Recommendation for Implementation under .de

In mid-December, the NIS 2 Working Group of DENIC eG had its last meeting and concluded the session with a possible orientation for .de

Members and Tasks of the Working Group

DENIC’s NIS 2 Working Group was launched in early 2023. Its mission: to investigate the requirements of the NIS2 with a view to the needs of domain managers and develop arguments and recommendations how to implement these. The focal point was Article 28 of the revised Directive for ensuring a high common level of cyber security across the European Union (NIS 2). The issues to be considered included in particular the validation and verification of the domain holder data and the obligations regarding the publication of whois data.

The working group was a true cooperative project. In five sessions, interested members representing the various business models of domain registration service providers had the possibility to bring in their perspective.


The results now presented by the group shall provide an orientation how the requirements of the NIS 2 Directive can be implemented technically and legally in the registry for .de domains. A binding proposal can only be made once the NIS 2 Implementation Act has been fully adopted under German law.

New working groups for the next steps

DENIC has established two new working groups for working out such a proposal. One will deal with the legal aspects, the other with the technical implementation. Both groups already held a kick-off meeting in January.

We cordially thank all DENIC members who participated in the first working group or are involved in one of the new groups. It is the feedback of our members that enables us to find solutions that really fit for all stakeholders.


You can get information about NIS 2 and DENIC's approach in our NIS 2 webinar.

Pawel Kowalik

Head of Product Management DENIC eG