1&1 Internet

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1&1 Internet
Type Subsidiary
Headquarters Philadelphia, United States
Founder(s) Ralph Dommermuth
Key people Robert Hoffmann (CEO)
Revenue $2.75 billion (2011)[1]
Owner United Internet
Website www.1and1.com
Alexa rank Negative increase 1427 (August 2015)[2]

1&1 Internet, founded in 1988,[3] is a web hosting company owned by United Internet, a German Internet company. Its CEO is Robert Hoffmann.[4] The company is one of the world's largest web hosting companies, with data centers in Europe and in Lenexa, Kansas.[5]


  • 1988: 1&1, a Germany-based company, assumed marketing for T-Mobile's T-Com business, called BTX. BTX was renamed T-Online.[6]
  • 1998: United Internet, (1&1's parent company) went public with an IPO, generating $60 million.[7]
  • 1998: Introduced Puretec in Europe. (A consumer web hosting product)
  • 2000: UK office opened.
  • 2003: Began directly serving U.S. customers.
  • 2010: 1&1 began partnership with ZOHO Corporation to deploy cloud applications in the form of its June launch of "1&1 Online Office."[8][9]
  • 2013: 1&1 expands its services to Mexico.[10]


The company offers domain registration, cloud servers, virtual private servers (VPS), and dedicated servers.[citation needed]

Customers are only able to complete orders on the UK website if they have a UK address, other customers may have German or USA Kansas hosting depending which website is used for ordering.[citation needed]

In 2006, the company estimated that it hosted more websites than any other company in Germany and the United Kingdom, and that it hosted the seventh-largest number of websites among web hosting companies in the United States.[11]


  1. ^ "United Internet FY11 revenue up 9.8%". Telegeography.com. 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  2. ^ "1and1.com Site Overview". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Facts & Figures". 1&1. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "1&1 Internet Appoints Robert Hoffmann as CEO Hosting". 1&1. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Inside 1&1's Giant Web Hosting Data Center". InformationWeek. 4 October 2008. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "T-Online International AG History". Funding Universe. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Cheap Web Hosting Catalog Entry". Cheap Web Hosting Catalog Entry. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Paul Trotter (28 April 2010). "1&1 launches Zoho-based Online Office". Network World. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Liam Eagle (29 March 2010). "Web Host 1&1 and Zoho Partner for Online Office". Web Host Industry Review. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "1&1 Internet Company Timeline (PDF)" (PDF). 1&1. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "1&1 Internet to open data center in Lenexa". Kansas City Business Journal. 24 August 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  12. ^ {{cite web
    • As of March of 2015 the monthly reports no longer feature (or detect) .epub or .prc so writers will no longer know what books are being downloaded unless they are ALL in .pdf format.
    |accessdate=27 April 2014 |url=http://press.1and1.com/xml/article?article_id=1347 |title=1&1 Launches New Range of Cutting Edge Online Store Packages |publisher=1&1 Internet |date=3 March 2014 |author= }}

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