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1&1 Internet Enhances Status as World’s Largest Web Host With Top 10 Entry in U.S.

Becomes Major Player in Domestic Market After Only One Year

November 2, 2004; 01:23 AM
PHILADELPHIA, November 1, 2004 - ( - 1&1 Internet Inc. is celebrating its first anniversary in the U.S. market with news that it has already become one of the country's 10 largest Web-hosting and domain-name registration companies.

After launching in the U.S. last September with ground-breaking promotional offers, 1&1 introduced its full product line nationally in January. Since then it has registered in excess of 300,000 domains, making it one of the country's 10 largest providers, according to the October 25 rankings compiled by WebHosting.Info ( - the Internet's largest research and statistics portal primarily dedicated to the web services industry. The statistics also show that 1&1 has attracted users from some of the U.S.'s most established brands.

"It is extremely rewarding to be among the biggest names in U.S. web hosting after just one year," said 1&1 CEO Andreas Gauger. "It confirms our strategy of capitalizing on the U.S. market's growing need for inclusive packages of Web hosting, email and Web services."

"Making it onto the U.S. Top 10 Web Hosts List in such a short duration is truly a remarkable achievement," said Namit Merchant, Business Head of "We typically don't see such significant movement in the U.S. hosting market."

1&1's top 10 entry in the U.S. continues momentum the company has established as the world's largest Web hosting provider by known servers. Internationally, 1&1 currently maintains over 3 million customer contracts and has registered some 4.4 million domain names. It operates four highly-secure data centers housing 25,000 servers that process over 2 billion monthly emails.

The data released by WebHosting.Info was compiled using a patent-pending process that allows the organization to constantly monitor over 40 million domain names, 1.5 million DNS servers, 35,000+ hosting companies, more than 200 ICANN Domain Registrars and approximately 2 billion IP Addresses. The portal has extensive systems and processes in place to explore and release data on the dynamic Web services industry. No other service or technology exists worldwide that offers comparable breadth and depth.

About 1&1 Internet

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. For more information, please contact the company at or 1-877-461-2631.

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.

Customer Contact:
1&1 Internet Inc.
701 Lee Road
Suite 300
Chesterbrook, PA 19087
Telephone: 1-877-GO 1 AND 1 (1-877-461-2631)
Fax: 610-560-1501

Media Contact:
Dave Donati
U.S. PR Manager
1&1 Internet Inc.
[email protected]

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