1&1 Tops Yahoo

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Web host 1&1 Internet Inc. has surpassed Yahoo as the fourth-largest U.S. Web host, based on WebHosting.Info’s domain rankings. The move by 1&1 marks an important milestone after launching U.S. operations about five years ago.

From the launch, 1&1 has made a significant impact on the U.S. Web-hosting industry. Since U.S. inception, 1&1 has been called one of the most aggressive Web hosts, dramatically dropping standard industry prices, making everything from domains to servers affordable for small to medium businesses. 1&1 was able to leverage economies of scale to offer their services and products across the globe to be competitive within the individual markets.

Oliver Mauss, CEO of 1&1 Internet Inc., said, “We are thrilled with 1&1’s continued success in the U.S. market; topping a giant like Yahoo only happens with true perseverance. When launching in the U.S., we knew that becoming a leader in this industry would be no small feat, but we’ve tailored our services to deliver packages that allow individuals to achieve success on the Web.”

WebHosting.Info claims to be the largest research and statistics portal primarily dedicated toward the Web-services industry. Its purpose is to continuously release data presenting micro and macro statistics about the Web-services industry: hosting companies, registries, domain registrars and data centers across the world. It also provides statistical trends and patterns across countries, IP addresses, domain names, Web servers, operating systems and other variables directly or indirectly related to the Web-services industry.

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