1&1 Internet

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1&1 Internet
1&1 logo.svg
Type of site
Headquarters Montabaur, Germany
Owner United Internet
Founder(s) Ralph Dommermuth
Key people Eric Tholomé[1] (CEO)
Revenue $2.75 billion (2011)[2]
Website www.1and1.com
Alexa rank Negative increase 1427 (August 2015)[3]

1&1 Internet, founded in 1988,[4] is a web hosting company owned by United Internet, a German Internet company. Its CEO is Eric Tholomé, who took over in 2017.[5] The company is one of the world's largest web hosting companies, employing over 7000 people worldwide, with offices in 10 countries[6] and with data centers in Europe and in Lenexa, Kansas.[7]


  • 1988
1&1, a Germany-based company, assumes marketing for T-Mobile's T-Com business, called BTX. BTX is renamed T-Online.[8]
  • 1998: United Internet, (1&1's parent company) goes public with an IPO, generating $60 million.[9]
  • 1998: Puretec, a consumer web hosting product, is introduced in Europe.
  • 2000: UK office opens.
  • 2003: Begins directly serving U.S. customers.
  • 2010: 1&1 begins partnership with ZOHO Corporation to deploy cloud applications in the form of its June launch of "1&1 Online Office."[10][11]
  • 2013: 1&1 expands its services to Mexico.[12]


The company offers domain registration, cloud servers, virtual private servers (VPS), and dedicated servers.[citation needed] The company offers shared hosting packages on the Linux and Windows platforms, and it offers a drag-and-drop template product, MyWebsite.

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] There is a site available for France, Spain, and Mexico as well.

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.[13]

Company Information[edit]

The Company's world headquarters is located in Montabaur, Germany. The U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania. [16]


  1. ^ "Change in Management Board of 1&1 Internet Seite - Eric Tholomé to take over as CEO". United Internet AG. 2017-09-19. Retrieved 2017-11-21.
  2. ^ "United Internet FY11 revenue up 9.8%". Telegeography.com. 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  3. ^ "1and1.com Site Overview". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2015-08-10.
  4. ^ "Facts & Figures". 1&1. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
  5. ^ "CHANGE IN MANAGEMENT BOARD OF 1&1 INTERNET SE – ERIC THOLOMÉ TO TAKE OVER AS CEO". United Internet. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  6. ^ "The nearly 30-year old 1&1 brand offers services globally: Interview with Robert Hoffmann, CEO of 1&1". HostAdvice. March 7, 2016.
  7. ^ "Inside 1&1's Giant Web Hosting Data Center". InformationWeek. 4 October 2008. Archived from the original on 2 January 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  8. ^ "T-Online International AG History". Funding Universe. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Cheap Web Hosting Catalog Entry". Cheap Web Hosting Catalog Entry. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  10. ^ Paul Trotter (28 April 2010). "1&1 launches Zoho-based Online Office". Network World. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  11. ^ Liam Eagle (29 March 2010). "Web Host 1&1 and Zoho Partner for Online Office". Web Host Industry Review. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  12. ^ "1&1 Internet Company Timeline (PDF)" (PDF). 1&1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  13. ^ "1&1 Internet to open data center in Lenexa". Kansas City Business Journal. 24 August 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  14. ^ "1&1 Launches New Range of Cutting Edge Online Store Packages". 1&1 Internet. 3 March 2014. Archived from the original on 28 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  15. ^ As of March 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.[14]
  16. ^ "New '1&1 Community' Website Provides CMS Application Insights and Tips from the Experts". GlobeNewswire. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2018.

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