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1&1 Internet Registers 10 Millionth Domain
1&1 registered domains double within past 3 years. Research reveals consumers’ confidence in creating a website.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 4, 2008 — 1&1 Internet Inc., the world’s largest web host by known servers, today announced the company’s 10 millionth domain registration. 1&1 not only retails some of the lowest priced domain names, but bundles each domain with a five-page starter website and search engine submission — and so provides a professional-quality web presence for only a few dollars.
1&1 also revealed today a survey of 1,025 U.S. consumers, commissioned by 1&1, which found Americans in 2008 to be surprisingly confident in being able to build a website themselves. Almost 1 in 4 (22 percent) believed they could build a good website in less than 3 hours, with the average consumer believing they could successfully complete the task in less than 3 days.
We have seen pleasing growth in our domain registrations worldwide. Consumers nowadays require more than a raw solution at a low price. 1&1 products deliver a quick and effective web presence and our domains are no exception. We see a direct link between our rapid domain growth and our unique domain features. We will continue to add to our domains and make it even easier to launch online. In less than 3 years, 1&1 has doubled the number of domains it has registered to 10 million. 1&1 has a broad 50/50 consumer and business user base. In the past year alone, the number of 1&1 registered domains in the U.S. has increased by 46 percent. The company also saw a further 35 percent increase in .us domain registrations made over the past 12 months. 1&1′s product features have been a key driver in its popularity.
Andreas Gauger, Chairman of the Board, 1&1 Internet Inc., said, “We have seen pleasing growth in our domain registrations worldwide. Consumers nowadays require more than a raw solution at a low price. 1&1 products deliver a quick and effective web presence and our domains are no exception. We see a direct link between our rapid domain growth and our unique domain features. We will continue to add to our domains and make it even easier to launch online.”
Interestingly, 1&1′s research reveals notable consumer confidence surrounding today’s web hosting packages. With the right tools in hand, consumers appear keen to take on the task of creating a website, whether for a business project or personal publishing. An impressive 1 in 4 consumers polled believed that they could create a good quality website themselves, using a web hosting package, within 3 hours.
In line with the uptake of 1&1′s domain name features, the consumers questioned placed a high value on ‘easy-to-use web building tools,’ with 75 percent rating this to be the most important factor when choosing a web host.
For more information on 1&1 Internet Inc., visit the website at www.1and1.com.
About 1&1 Internet Inc.:
1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of $4 billion. 1&1 was founded in 1988 and hosts more than 10 million domain names, while more than 47,000 servers run on the company’s five state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1′s global community is over 7 million customer contracts strong. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, PA. For more information, please contact the company at www.1and1.com or 1-877-461-2631.