WARNING: The registrar requires that you have at least two DNS servers, and that their IP addresses not be in a single block of 256 addresses. (Reported 2001.02 and 2002.11.) If all your computers are in the same block, you will be forced to obtain third-party DNS service. This requirement is bad practice, because it ignores the costs of third-party DNS service. Consider obtaining a .com name instead.
WARNING: The registrar requires that every domain have an administrator in Germany. If you're outside Germany, consider obtaining a .com name instead.
For concreteness, these instructions assume that you're creating x.de, and that you have two computers running DNS servers, the first server on IP address 22.214.171.124 and the second server on IP address 126.96.36.199.
Second-level names in .de are not free. You will need to pay for the name. Current fees (November 2002) are around 15 Euro/year, depending on which company you use to register the name. These instructions assume that you use CSL to register the name.
1. Tell your DNS servers that they should answer questions for x.de, and that they should announce 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 as the DNS server addresses for x.de:
cd /service/tinydns/root ./add-ns x.de 220.127.116.11 ./add-ns x.de 18.104.22.168 make
2. On the CSL home page, click on Domains, and then on Antrag .de Domains. Then fill out the form:
3. Wait for an email message confirming creation of x.de, and another email message confirming delegation of x.de to your servers.
4. Wait for a postal bill from CSL.