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1&1 Internet Registers 5 Millionth Domain

Milestone caps more than 12 years of global expansion

March 22, 2005; 03:04 AM

( - PHILADELPHIA, March 21, 2005 - Continuing its impressive growth both domestically and abroad, 1&1 Internet Inc., has announced that it has registered its 5 millionth domain name; bolstering its status as one of the world's largest and most successful domain registrars and Web Hosting companies.

The 5 millionth domain registration is the latest landmark in 1&1's consistent rise to the top of the domain registration/Web Hosting pack since its 1992 formation in Germany, where it still maintains its world headquarters. The company currently holds more than a 40 percent share of the German market alone, and in recent years has seen considerable growth in its other operations in the United Kingdom, France, Austria and, most recently, the United States.

"This milestone is of particular satisfaction for us," said Andreas Gauger, 1&1's Chairman of the Board. "It represents more than a decade of stability and growth that has allowed us to provide our customers with not only a domain, but the most feature-rich and affordable solutions for optimizing that domain. Eclipsing the 5 million registration mark clearly indicates a significant global demand for the unique, one-stop-Internet-shop approach we first developed several years ago."

1&1's 5 millionth domain name was one of four registered by the Bethlehem Area Public Library in Bethlehem, PA, USA. The organization plans to use,, and to help promote six fundraising book sales it conducts annually.

"Being 1&1's 5 millionth domain registrant clearly indicates that we have entrusted ourselves to a sound, well established company," said library executive director Jack Berk. "Our book sales are very important undertakings for us, and we are thrilled to be able to promote them with a web site of such high quality."

After successfully expanding outside of Germany to its other current European locations, 1&1 brought its full line of products to the U.S. in January of 2004 and has enjoyed brisk growth ever since. By Fall 2004 1&1 had already become one of the 10 largest Web Hosts in the country and, to date, has registered more than 400,000 domains domestically. Netcraft, an independent Internet research and analysis firm, in December released statistics indicating that 1&1 was the world's fastest-growing Web Host in 2004.

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About 1&1 Internet

1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with 4,400 employees and a market cap of $1 billion. 1&1 was established in 1992 and has registered 5 million domain names, while 27,000 servers run on the company's four state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1's global community is over 3.5 million customer contracts strong. The company's U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, 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: Media Contact:

1&1 Internet Inc. Dave Donati
701 Lee Road U.S. PR Manager
Suite 300 1&1 Internet Inc.
Chesterbrook, PA 19087 [email protected]
Telephone: 1-877-GO 1 AND 1 (1-877-461-2631) 610-560-1538
Fax: 610-560-1501

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