November 2, 2005 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) 1&1 Internet, Inc., the worlds largest web hosting company (by known servers) is offering customers private domain registration in each of its domain registration packages and all shared hosting plans. The move is part of a campaign that will change the domain registration industry, according to the companys Chairman, Andreas Gauger. With most web hosting and domain registration companies charging upwards of $9 per year for private domain registration, 1&1 Internet, Inc. plans to offer feature-rich domain registration packages for the lowest prices on the market.
We dont feel we should charge our customers money to ensure that their domain information stays secure with us, and thanks to our size and strength in the industry, we dont have to, Gauger said. 1&1 has always offered web hosting and domain registration packages with the absolute most features for the lowest prices. Private registration is just one of the latest tools people will get as a standard offering when they choose us.
1&1 Internets most-features-for-the-money approach has provided the company 10 years of steady growth in Europe and the United States where it is positioned as one of the countrys 10 largest web hosts. The companys current domain registration campaign saw 1&1 significantly increase the features available with each of its various domain registration plans and added a range of other features without increasing prices. In addition to private registration, 1&1s domain registration plans now include a waived ICANN fee, advanced Spam filtering, free DNS management, domain forwarding, domain locking and 200 email aliases supported by 24/7 technical support.
We want to change the domain registration market the way we changed the Web hosting market--with competitive pricing and inclusive packages, Gauger added. The additional tools and resources we are now including as standard in our domain registration plans are things that most other companies charge extra for. We firmly believe in providing the most value for the money. This business model is the reason we have grown so steadily over the years, and it will be the foundation for our future growth as well.