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History of "1and1 Internet". From the Past to the Future.
A Pioneering Beginning.
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Twelve years ago, a small company called 1&1 took over marketing activities for BTX, the troubled online service run by T-Com (a sister company of T-Mobile). The fledgling corporation 1&1 decided to try something innovative -a future trademark of the company - and launched the first major advertising campaign for an online service. The ads took the complex and new technology and made it appealing and easy to understand. Interest soared and because of 1&1, BTX became the market leader under its new name - T-Online.
Developing an Industry.
1&1 had established itself as a groundbreaking marketing company but it also provided content for T-Online as well as working in the development of new technologies and services. Alongside others, 1&1 defined the new KIT standard ("core software for intelligent terminals"). KIT introduced a user interface that more people could instantly relate to. Then 1&1 developed the first telecom decoder - or browser as it was called later - for T-Online.
With the growth of the PC, there was also an increased need for user support. Therefore, in 1992 1&1 launched its new Customer Care Division with IBM coming in as the first key account.
Then, in a step which solidified its position as a technology marketing authority, 1&1 used its knowledge to establish an Internet-based media network in order to tap the new marketing opportunities of the web.
An Initial Public Offering.
The 23rd of March 1998 witnessed a milestone in the company's development. 1&1 became one of the first Internet companies go public. IPO proceeds of around $60 million were used to finance further growth and develop 1&1 into a group of Internet companies. By buying into the highly respected internet provider Schlund+Partner in 1998, 1&1 brought their unique marketing talent and abundant technological experience together with one of Europe's most powerful and secure data centers.
Providing Our Own Services.
Later that year, 1&1 expanded its range of products by coming up with Puretec, Europe's first affordable and reliable web hosting product for customers on a budget. With satisfied users and cutting-edge technology, 1&1 grew rapidly, acquiring the e-mail service GMX, which soon became a leading provider of e-mail and messaging services with more than 15 million accounts. Next came successful domain name registration and the development of a top-of-the-line and extremely secure Data Center. 1&1 eShops - our e-commerce suites - were introduced during 2000, and 1&1's comprehensive range of dedicated servers in 2001.
In 2002, 1&1 achieved recognized European market leadership through Puretec's successor - 1&1 Web Hosting.
For many years, 1&1 has been serving providers with our products internationally. Due to the nature of this white label business we are not in a position to disclose names. However, quite a few of our clients hold leading positions.
In June 2000, 1&1 began the international expansion of its thriving web hosting business. The UK office was opened in Slough, near London, with a fully localized operation including sales, service and support. Soon after, 1&1 acquired shares in the global domain name registrar, Afilias. ICANN, (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) gave Afilias the license for the first major top level domain since the mid 1980's. This was .info.
In autumn 2003, 1&1 started to serve end-users directly in the US. As part of the grand opening promotion on our new portal 1and1.com, we again made a bold move and invited all small businesses in the US to explore the potential of 1&1 services completely free for 3 full years. January 2004 saw the launch of our full line of products and services. From domains and hosting to dedicated servers and eShops, 1&1 offers something for everyone.
Today, 1&1 is proud to have over 3.5 million customers and to have registered over 4.6 million domains. We are powered by over 1,300 employees and 150+ developers. We have been confirmed as the world's largest web hosting company and we continue to grow daily, thanks to you.
1&1 is always exploring new opportunities and new technologies to ensure that we continue to be your single source for easy, innovative and great value web solutions.
Domains: one solution for everything.
Transfer or register as many domain names as you'd like and manage them all in one place. It doesn't get any easier or more efficient! Best of all, you'll pay far less at 1&1 - without any compromise. Manage all your domains with one account. Whether newly registered or transferred to 1&1, all domains can be administered by a single Control Panel, a single password and a single login.
Order domains easy as can be.
Simply click on our Instant Domain page to register. As a 1&1 customer, you can also easily register, transfer, or add more domains at any time from your 1&1 Control Panel. Simply click on "Order Additional Domains" and register any available .com, .net, .org, .us, .info or .name domain for just $5.99/year.
All domains are registered in your name. 1&1 Group is acting directly as Registrar for all domains offered. No third party is involved; only the Registry itself.
The following features are included at no additional cost when you register a domain with 1&1:
Simplistic DNS Management.
- Unlimited e-mail forwarding.
- Forwarding to any website.
- Parking Page.
- DNS Management for full control over your domain, including your choice of name server as well as the ability to change IP address (A record) and select a mailserver (MX record).
- Transfer an existing domain to 1&1 at no additional cost!
- Point external domains to 1&1 domain name servers.
- URL Masking - ideal when redirecting domain names.
- Domain access with and without "www" makes it even easier for people to reach your site.
- Manage all your domains through the easy-to-use 1&1 Control Panel.
- Free 24/7 support by phone and e-mail.
Manage all of your domain names from 1&1's easy-to-use Control Panel interface, where you'll benefit from the reliability and security of 1&1 name servers. 1&1 DNS management provides you with a reliable and simple way of organizing your domains, enabling you to optimize the logistics of your web addresses and sites.
1&1 DNS management provides you with complete flexibility via the 1&1 Control Panel:
Our $25 million Data Center IV.
- Point your domain names to any static IP address or hostname.
- Use 1&1 name servers and set your own MX records (to use your own mail servers).
- Point external domains to 1&1 name servers.
- Plus, you can have your current Registrar point your external domains to 1&1 domain name servers. Or, you can transfer external domains to 1&1 at no extra cost.
"Data Center IV sets unrivalled standards in web hosting. Every single advance from our investment and expertise is geared to performance for customers. The proof is in the speed and the uptime." Achim Weiss - (1&1 CTO).
What Makes Our Data Center The Best In The World? We designed 4 data centers worldwide that meet the high-security, speed and safety demands of your website. Whether it's a collection of family photos or a business that is your livelihood, 1&1 knows how vital it is that your website is always available.
The straight story.
It's easy for companies to make claims about how flexible, powerful, simple and affordable their products are to use. We like to let our customers do the talking for us. In their own words, this is what they have to say about 1&1 packages and services.
"Being of the frugal persuasion, I often look into businesses offering 'High Product, Low Cost', but very often receive hidden cost, low or no support, and incur high costs on a long term basis. I was wary at first of your company's very low prices. I was taken aback by what I found. I have been amazed at the cleanliness, intuitiveness, and overall solidity of your website. Hidden costs did not spring up, and every promise made was granted. In this day and age it seems that anyone can put up a website and take people's money. It takes someone like 1&1 to step up to the plate and say, 'This is how good it can be', and others will follow. 1&1 is an admirable model of success built with the customer in mind - the way it should be."
- Shawn McFerrin.
"Purchasing domains is a breeze. Its easy and not to mention the most affordable in the business. What I like the most is the secure handling of domain transfers. You actually need to "sign" a document in order to process major changes to the system. I like that - security is always the most important factor in choosing a good domain provider. 1&1 has it all!"
- Joey MacArthur, livebookstore.com
"Switching my existing domain to 1&1 was fast and uncomplicated and I wasn't charged any transfer fees. When I required technical assistance, the 1&1 tech team was outstanding. They are extremely customer service-oriented and walked me through web processes step by step. All in all, with 1&1 I have a better website at one-third of the price I was paying with my prior host. I'm so glad I made the switch to 1&1!"
- Rohn Engh, PhotoSource.com
"Setting up my domain was quick and painless - and very cheap. I've been paying $25 to $50 for domains in the past - and have had very little control over the domain once it was set up. With 1&1 I was able to register subdomains, set up my e-mail and website, and be online that evening. It was great!"
- Rich Loen, CEO, EtherWatch.com
Testimonials: Shared Hosting.
"1&1 has absolutely been the best resource for our virtual community website. It is easy, intuitive, flexible and gives us incredible resources for such a great price. 1&1's scalability gives me the comfort that as we grow, 1&1 will be there with us every step of the way. And the customer support has left us completely satisfied. I don't have enough good things to say about them"
. - Michael Trufant, austin6.com
"When I signed up for 1&1's 3-year hosting promotion, I was skeptical, but to my delight, 1&1's services were so exceptional that I purchased a Microsoft Hosting account. 1&1's services are so reliable and affordable that I plan on purchasing additional services as my business expands."
George Alto, highimpactnetworking.com
"1&1 has provided our company with an incredible range of tools for delivering our web presence. 1&1 has been continuously reliable in their delivery of our web content. The value 1&1 provides has far exceeded that of any other web-hosting provider we have used."
- Sean Schwabenlander, cubeapps.com
"We were pleasantly surprised at how quickly and easily we were able to create a professional-looking website with 1&1 Web Hosting!! There were so many beautiful templates to choose from in the 1&1 WebsiteCreator, it was hard to decide which one we like best. In addition, our website contains several photos, and we were amazed at how fast we could upload photos. When we had a technical question, it was answered promptly, by e-mail, as promised. We also took advantage of the opportunity to purchase our very own domain name - again, 1&1 made it simple AND at a very low price!"
- George & Gloria Vaughn, ggphotography.com
"Moving to 1&1's Managed Server III has made our business much more efficient. 1&1 gives us our own dedicated server, but we still get the seamless, maintenance-free service of a shared hosting site. Plus, we get all the space we need for our high resolution graphics files and print samples."
- Nikki Woodruff, hotcards.com
"A year ago, I decided to start my own hosting service as a complement to my web design, programming, and other internet-related services. Unfortunately, I chose a cheap, less reliable service to host my site. After enduring a painful year of downtime, almost non-existent tech support and tons of aggravation, I switched to a dedicated server from 1&1. The difference is unbelievable. I have ample drive space, speed and bandwidth and I get questions answered immediately from real people who understand the products they support. 1&1 has given me a tool that I can use with confidence to build my client base and expand my business."
- Phillip Ellis, humanearhost.com
"Choosing 1&1 was the best business decision we ever made. The dedicated server packages offer an industrial-strength solution with every feature we have ever needed. High traffic? No problem! With 1&1 we have a fast, reliable website and no worries!"
- Ross McDonald, petpeoplesplace.com
"The 1&1 eShop product is simplicity itself. Within a matter of hours we had a professional-looking, and well organized site up and running, with the capability of taking secure online payments. The 1&1 eShop gives customers a great deal of confidence in providing credit card details and as a result our business has benefited to no end."
- Mark I. Butler, SpyHeaven.com
"1&1 gave us a fast, easy, convenient way to get our web shop up and running. At the same time, the 1&1 shop package gave us a lot of background information for building future sites. A great base to build on."
- K. Hansen, keepfiling.com
"Your technical support department does a consistently excellent job of helping customers with their problems. Using your Netviewer tool, one tech even took control of my computer, with my permission, and showed me how to accomplish a task. Your firm is certainly a breath of fresh air in the sea of substandard and unacceptable technical support which is being offered by far too many companies today. Please give your tech support a pat on the back for the superb job they do for your customers each and every day!"
- Russell M. Greenfield, russgreenfieldrealtor.com
"I'm not the most computer-literate person, but thanks to the outstanding customer support I received from 1&1, my website was up and running in just a few days. They answered my queries considerably faster than anyone had previously done. My website also comes up faster online with 1&1, and they give me a much greater amount of disk space than I had before."
- Bruce Stenbeck, sportyouth.com
"A good web hosting company needs to provide great support as well as a superior product. 1&1 does both. The world-class support staff at 1&1 is simply a cut above other hosting services. As a former IT help desk analyst, I appreciate the accurate and expedient support I received from 1&1. This support provides me with the information to make critical design decisions. Kudos!"
- Jerel Rocktaschel, rockbaby.com
1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet
, a profitable public company with 4,300 employees and a market cap of $1 billion. 1&1 was established in 1992 and has registered some 4 million domain names, while 25,000 servers run on the company's four state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1's global community is 3 million customer contracts strong. The company's U.S. headquarters is located in Berwyn, PA.
1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet. All other logos, company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
1&1 Internet Inc.
701 Lee Road, Suite 300
Chesterbrook, PA 19087
Telephone: 1-877-GO 1 AND 1 (1-877-461-2631)
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