1&1 Offers Binding Orders for Pre-Registered new gTLDs including .BIKE and
Businesses advised to make firm pre-registrations to avoid disappointment
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 1 &1 Internet, Inc.,
www.1and1.com, a global leader among Web hosting providers, today confirmed a
number of new domain name options now available for firm order, in readiness
for their official registry launch in January 2014. By making a binding
pre-registration order with 1 &1, businesses will be well positioned to secure
their domains as soon as they hit the open market. New gTLDs offer exciting
new branding and targeting opportunities to businesses on the Web.
1 &1 Internet has continued its progress in bringing the most desirable new
gTLDs to the US market as soon as is technically possible. The following new
gTLDs are now available for binding pre-registration with 1 &1 on a
first-come, first-served basis:
Pre-registrations with 1 &1 are exclusive, meaning no other 1 &1 customer can
pre-register a selected domain option. The allocation of pre-registered
domains is carried out by the domain registry on its specific launch date.
"1 &1 continues to be at the forefront of this emerging domains market," said
Robert Hoffmann, CEO Hosting, 1 &1 Internet. "By having key Registry-Registrar
agreements in place and fully supporting our customers through the process of
selection and reservation, we have a key role to play in the creation of
millions of Web addresses worldwide. 1 &1's new gTLD customers are already
benefiting from our global reach, decades of experience with domain launches,
and our commitment to providing quality advice and domain options at the best
These latest domains available for pre-registration are good examples of how
businesses can expand their domain portfolio in order to better identify
themselves online, and build upon and protect their digital branding. By
choosing to pre-register with 1 &1, users can trust in a partner with the
timeliness, scale and expertise to deliver the widest possible selection of
domains and unbeatable support, even for users of other hosting platforms.
Furthermore, 1 &1 domain customers benefit from the new 1 &1 Domain Center
interface, offering convenient, mobile and customizable administration and
monitoring for their 1 &1 domains and domain orders.
As many new gTLDs will be released for pre-registration in the coming weeks, 1
&1 provides free advice to potential registrants. The 1 &1 domain portal,
http://www.1and1.com/new-top-level-domains , provides news and information
about new gTLDs and suggests which Internet addresses could be relevant based
on a particular business area or an individual field of interest. Once a
domain is ordered, 1 &1 informs users automatically as soon as their desired
domain name becomes available.
As a one-stop-shop for eBusiness, 1 &1 offers a well-rounded suite of
solutions for businesses and professionals seeking an attractive and
hard-working Web presence. More details 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 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
http://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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