United Internet AG is a global Internet services company headquartered in Montabaur, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The company is structured in two business areas, Access and Applications, and has a total of 13 brands and numerous subsidiaries. It is the parent company of three major email providers (GMX, Web.de and Mail.com) and with the brand 1&1 and its 2.91 million DSL customer contracts, it owns the leading ISP in Germany. United Internet's web hosting and cloud computing business is operated by the 1&1 Ionos subsidiary.
|Traded as||FWB: UTDI|
|Predecessor||1&1 EDV-Marketing GmbH|
|Headquarters||Montabaur, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany|
|Ralph Dommermuth (CEO and chairman of the management board), Kurt Dobitsch (Chairman of the supervisory board), Gracy Law (board member of the supervisory board|
|Services||ISP, web hosting, webmail|
|Revenue||€5.131 billion (2018)|
|€811 million (2018)|
|€555.4 million (2018)|
|Total assets||€8.174 billion (end 2018)|
|Total equity||€4.522 billion (end 2018)|
Number of employees
|9,093 (end 2018)|
Since 2003, it is listed on the TecDAX. The company is active in various countries, as of August 2018: Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Czech Republic and USA.
The history of the company dates back to 1 & 1 EDV-Marketing GmbH, which was founded in 1988 as a service provider for computer-based marketing and advertising. In the 1990s, the company grew into a large company, which offered not only web hosting packages but also its own online service.
Starting in 2000, United Internet initiated the acquisition of the internet provider Schlund+Partner .
In July 2008, United Internet AG acquired a 30% stake in Jimdo GmbH. Jimdo's website builder became the core of 1&1's MyWebsite product (formerly dubbed "MyBusiness Site)". Jimdo bought back its shares in 2009.
In February 2014 United Internet announced the acquisition of a 25% stake in e-commerce software company ePages. ePages announced on the same day that the company would provide a new global e-commerce platform for customers of United Internet's 1&1 brand.
United Internet is the parent company of 3 major webmail providers: GMX Mail and Web.de, which are predominantly European providers, and Mail.com whose users are mainly from the US and the UK. It also owns 1&1 Ionos, a domain registrar and web hosting provider. Furthermore it owns 1&1 Drilisch which is running the DSL and mobile network business in Germany. 1&1 Versatel is running the B2B access business and owns a 47,000 kilometer optical fiber network.
- "Annual Report 2018" (PDF). United Internet. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
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- "From past to present". 1&1. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
- "Web Hosting Provider, 1&1 Internet, Enlists Foundry's NetIron XMR Multi-Services". Retrieved 2009-03-24.
- "Unsere Geschichte - 1&1 – Das Unternehmen". 1&1 – Das Unternehmen (in German). Retrieved 2018-08-22.
- "United Internet AG acquires a minority stake in Jimdo GmbH." Thomson Reuters. July 8, 2008. Retrieved on May 1, 2009.
- "Jimdo Sells 30% Stake To United Internet, Signs Deal To License Its Website Editing Tool". Retrieved 2014-02-23.
- "Thanks, but No Thanks: Passing on an 8 Figure Venture Round". Retrieved 2014-02-23.
- EANS-Adhoc: freenet AG / United Internet to acquire freenet's DSL business July 26, 2009. retrieved on May 28, 2010.
- "United Internet Ventures AG buys shares in Open-Xchange AG". Retrieved 2014-02-23.
- "United Internet acquires equity interest of around 25 percent in ePages". Retrieved 2014-02-23.
- "ePages provides the new global e-commerce platform for 1&1 customers". Retrieved 2014-02-23.
- "United Internet to buy KKR's stake in Versatel for $769 mln" (Press release). Reuters. 3 September 2014.