Have you already been close to a heart attack after deleting a .de domain accidentally? Until now .de domains were deleted immediately and irrevocably as soon as the request was forwarded to DENIC. And rather often interesting domains were registered by others only minutes later.
Now we are done with that: DENIC has introduced a Redemption Grace Period. Since 03.12.2013 the previous domain owner – and the previous domain owner only – has a time limit of 30 days to regain the domain by means of a RESTORE.
We appreciate this change of the regulations – domain grabbers presumably less.
Detailed information is availabe here at DENIC.