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I'm looking for a new DNS domain in Germany (.de) for a new service.

It would be very helpful to search .de domains using wildcards (regular expressions), e.g.

mysuperservice[0-9]+.de
mysuper-[a-z]+-[0-9]+.de

Since I did not find such a public service, I am looking for a open data dataset with .de domain names.

I'm only looking for domain names, not for contacts or other information about domains.

Ideally the dataset should be up to date (not too old...).

I found this question on Stack Overflow, but it is rather old and is covering all top-level domains, not just a single domain.

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    The DNS census in the answer you link will have a separate file/folder for .de domains, so I think that’s a valid answer here (albeit an older resource) – philshem Aug 21 at 10:59
  • @philshem but this data is from 2013 - 6 years old. Useless for domain name searches in 2019. – WeSee Aug 21 at 12:04
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    Have you looked at commoncrawl.org ? – Barry Carter Aug 29 at 17:12
  • @BarryCarter yes, but I have to build my own list there. I cannot find any downloads provided. – WeSee Sep 11 at 14:59
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    You can download the list of pages at commoncrawl.s3.amazonaws.com/cc-index/collections/index.html and should be able to extract the domain names. I thought they had a direct link to domain names only, but maybe not. The last time I did this, I found 2,604,685 domain names ending in .de (but this includes subdomains like abc.xyz.de) -- I'm not sure if what you've found so far is better. – Barry Carter Sep 11 at 18:06
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Seems to be very far from Open Data. But why?

Found some ideas on how to generate/get such a list here anyway:

  • generate domain permutations and test all of them
  • download links from wikipedia and extract domain names
  • Alexa rank provide a domain list of top domains
  • buy it from Domaindatenbank for 350 EUR
  • buy it from Sellfy for 19 EUR

And all of these lists do only contain the domain name, no contact details, company data or the like - just what I need.

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