- Founded: 1988
- Headquarters: Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania, USA
- Services: Domain registration, domain auctions, hosting, website and ecommerce solutions
- Domain extensions available: Over 230
- Support: 24/7 live support(online help desk platform, phone, email)
- Known for: Great promotions, 24/7 support, hosting
1&1 Internet (1and1.com) may not have the worldwide brand recognition of a company like GoDaddy, but with more than 19 million domains under management, it's one of the largest and most successful registrars in the industry. Founded in 1988, the company is also one of the oldest in our Top 10 Domains list, originally providing technology products and eventually web hosting. On its website, 1&1 boasts 13.64 million customer contracts and a team of more than 6,500 employees around the globe. For years, the company has maintained a stellar reputation for its hosting services, and that reputation has naturally carried over into its domain registration.
In a 2012 LifeHacker poll of more than 17,000 people, 1&1 received "Honorable Mention" on a list of the best domain registrars. It missed the Top 5 by just one vote. In the poll, 1&1 was "praised for its great prices, fantastic customer support, and easy sign-up, especially if you want your domain name hosted with them as well." It's worth noting that 1&1 also offers a free domain with the purchase of some its hosting plans, and it remains free for as long as you keep the hosting plan. But even without hosting, great deals like a recent offer for $0.99 .com domains for the first year make 1&1 a great place to save on a new domain.