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Type of businessPrivate
Founded1988 CE; 34 years ago (1988)
Area servedWorldwide
IndustryWeb service
ServicesDomain Name Registration, Web Hosting, VPN

IONOS is a web hosting company with headquarters in Germany. It hosts over 12 million domains in its regional data centers in the US and Europe. The company's data center network delivers optimal performance and georedundancy to all its products, relying on a solid mix of state-of-the-art technology, strong privacy policies and airtight data security.

Customer service[edit]

The company has a unique solution when it comes to customer service, offering a dedicated customer service agent to every customer. The personal customer service consultant will take the time to get to know the client and their business. As a result, each customer gets world-class customer support through a single point of contact at no extra cost.


The company was created as 1&1 in 1988, with the main aim of making information technology easy for everyone to understand and use. After initial successes in Europe, 1&1 launched 1&1 Inc. in 2003 in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania in USA. Within a year, 1&1 had expanded its US-based customer service team and in November 2004 the company ranked among the top ten web hosting providers in the United States.

To better serve the market, a large data center of over 40,000 servers was commissioned in Lenexa, Kansas.1&1 helped solidify its US market position by completing the takeover of in 2010.

Mass-market hosting success, combined with years of experience building server hardware tailored to cloud applications, was complemented by other strategic acquisitions to create a full-fledged hosting leader. 1&1 cemented its position as a world-class provider of hosting solutions and became the largest domain registrar in Europe.

Robust infrastructure portfolio in hand, 1&1 then integrated cloud-based digitization applications and tools into its offering, enabling businesses of any size to safely and simply harness the benefits of the cloud.

Graphical display: 1&1 was founded in 1988 Becoming 1&1 IONOS In 2018, to build upon its vision of empowering businesses to leverage the latest digital technologies, 1&1 combined its web hosting, applications and server product lines with ProfitBricks’ cloud infrastructure solutions, becoming IONOS and reaffirming its dedication to innovation and customer centricity.

Proud of its heritage, IONOS will continue its mission: to make powerful technology work for everyone, and to deliver the best of cloud computing.

IONOS is a member of the United Internet group.

Graphical display: in 2018 1&1 became 1&1 IONOS 1&1 IONOS is now IONOS Evolution, not revolution — from January 2020, we will be known as IONOS. We will continue to be the 1&1 brand you know, but with a new logo that better represents the innovation, reliability and experience you expect. Your access to our products and services remains unchanged and you can continue to enjoy first-class web hosting, fully scalable cloud solutions and individualized support.