1&1 Signs its First Registry-Registrar Agreement for New TLDs
1&1 Internet signed Registry-Registrar Agreement with Donuts Inc. 150+ new
TLDs to be made available to 1&1 customers
PHILADELPHIA, PA., Nov. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 1 &1 Internet, Inc.,
www.1and1.com, a global leader among Web hosting providers, today signed the
Registry-Registrar Agreement with Donuts Inc. As the industry's largest
registry by number of new TLD applications, Donuts Inc. is expected to offer
more than 150 extensions as early as mid-January 2014. With this agreement, 1
&1 is able to take pre-registrations for Donuts domains, and in time provide
all TLDs offered by the registry to its customers, delivering vast branding
and targeting opportunities to businesses on the Web.
"This agreement is an important milestone in 1 &1's New TLD strategy," said
Robert Hoffmann, CEO Hosting of 1 &1 Internet. "Over the next three years, the
Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) plans to release
more than 700 new domain extensions and we expect to offer a significant
amount of those as a registrar. The partnership with Donuts will give our
eBusiness customers the ability to leverage some of the most popular new
domain extensions including .BUSINESS, .EMAIL and .CONTRACTORS, to name a few.
Now businesses can expand their brand and positive reputation by creating an
impactful virtual address and continue to develop their domain portfolio with
The Internet namespace has become congested and businesses are encouraged to
investigate new opportunities to best place themselves on the Internet. The
new realm of domains improves the chances of acquiring a popular domain name,
while allowing businesses to better identify themselves online. As a
one-stop-shop for eBusiness, 1 &1 offers a well-rounded suite of solutions for
professionals interested in a unique online representation.
Recently, 1 &1 introduced its pre-reservation portal,
www.1and1.com/new-top-level-domains, as a useful way for website owners to
browse the new domain endings and make a risk-free pre-reservation for their
relevant domain name choice. The 1 &1 domain portal provides news and
information about new TLDs and suggests which Internet addresses will be
relevant based on a particular business area or an individual field of
interest. Furthermore, 1 &1 will inform users automatically as soon as the
desired domain name becomes available.
For more information, visit http://www.1and1.com/new-top-level-domains.
About 1 &1 Internet Inc.:
1 &1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public
company with a market cap of more than $7 billion. Founded in 1988, 1 &1's
global community is over 12 million customer contracts strong. 1 &1 Group
manages more than 19 million domain names worldwide. More than 70,000 servers
run in 1 &1's five state-of-the-art, green data centers. The company's U.S.
headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, Pa. For more information, visit
www.1and1.com or contact the company at 1-877-GO-1AND1, on Facebook, or
CONTACT: For 1 &1 Internet Inc.:
Kelly Meeneghan or Courtney Pugh
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