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Company History

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1&1 History

1&1 Internet, founded in 1988, is a web hosting company owned by United Internet, a German Internet company founded in Moontabaur, Germany, where it is still located today. Its CEO is Robert Hoffmann.

The company is one of the world's largest web hosting companies, with data centers in Europe and in Lenexa, Kansas. It offers hosting in Germany, Austria, UK, Spain, France, Poland, United States, Canada, Italy and Mexico. More than 7,000 employees work for 1&1, worldwide.

Brief timeline:

  • 1988: 1&1, a Germany-based company, assumed marketing for T-Mobile's T-Com business, called BTX. BTX was renamed T-Online.
  • 1998: United Internet, (1&1's parent company) went public with an IPO, generating $60 million.
  • 1998: Introduced Puretec in Europe. (A consumer web hosting product)
  • 2000: UK office opened in June 2000.
  • 2003: Began directly serving U.S. customers.
  • 2006: 1&1 acquired Fasthosts Internet Ltd in May 2006, making it one of the largest web hosting providers within the UK.
  • 2010: 1&1 began partnership with ZOHO Corporation to deploy cloud applications in the form of its June launch of "1&1 Online Office."
  • 2013: 1&1 expands into Mexico.
  • 2015: United Internet is looking at the possibility of an IPO for its Business Applications segment.
  • 2015: United Internet acquires leading Polish company, home.pl.
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