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| industry = Internet, Registrar
| founded = Starnberg, 2000
| founders =
[[Florian Huber]]<br>[[Markus Eggensperger]]<br>[[Alexander Helm]]<br>Johann Hermann<br>Nikolai Tiedemann
| ownership =
| headquarters = Gautinger Str. 10, 82319 Starnberg
| employees = 80
| revenue =
| website = [https://www.united-domains.de united-domains.de
]<br>[http://www.uniteddomains.com uniteddomains.com]| blog = [http://blog.united-domains.de German Blog]<br>[https://blog.uniteddomains.com/ US Blog]| facebook = [https://www.facebook.com/uniteddomains German Facebook]<br> [https://www.facebook.com/UnitedDomainsUS US Facebook]| linkedin = [https://www.linkedin.com/company/united-domains-ag Germany]<br>[https://www.linkedin.com/company/united-domains -inc USA]
| twitter = uniteddomains
| keypeople = [[Alexander Helm]], CEO<br>[[Markus Eggensperger]], COO<br>[[Tobias Sattler]], CTO
'''united-domains''' is a Germany-based domain name [[registrar]] with its headquarter in Starnberg, near Munich. The company was founded in 2000 and it was subsidiary of [
[Lycos Europe ]] from 2004 till 2008. Since 2009 it became part of [[United_Internet | United Internet]].
united-domains was founded in August 2000 by a young team of software developers, marketing and legal experts.
Florian Huber, Markus Eggensperger, Alexander Helm, Johann Hermann and Nikolai Tiedemann are the founders of the company.<ref>[https://www.united-domains.de/unternehmen/ About Us] Retrieved 24th October 2016</ref>
In '''2003''', united-domains opened a subsidiary, dopoly GmbH, to focus on reseller customers. Since 2011 it operates under the name of united-domains Reselling GmbH.
In '''2004''', Lycos Europe took over united-domains for an non-disclosed amount of money.
In '''2009''', united-domains was purchased by
[[United_Internet | United Internet ]] AG for 34 million Euro.<ref>[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/United-Domains de.wikipedia.org]</ref>
In '''2010''', namecheck.com was officially launched.<ref>[http://www.billhartzer.com/pages/united-domains-launches-namecheck-com-search-engine-for-online-names/ billhartzer.com]</ref>
In '''2011''', united-domains opened a subsidiary, United Domains Inc, in Cambridge, MA to address the US market. In the same year united-domains started to collect non-binding pre-registrations for [[new gTLD]]s.
2014''', united-domains became the market leader in the European market for new gTLDs.<ref>[http://newsroom.united-domains.de/pressreleases/united-domains-ist-marktfuhrer-in-europa-bei-den-neuen-domain-endungen-958546] Press Release on European market leadership for new gTLDs</ref> This changed over time with others pushing more into this market.
2015''', united-domains celebrated its 15th anniversary.<ref>[http://newsroom.united-domains.de/pressreleases/united-domains- feiert- 15- jaehriges- jubilaeum- grosses- interview- mit- den- grundern- 1219639] Press Release on 15th anniversary including interview with the founders.</ref>
In '''2016''', united-domains won an Award for the best customer care service in Germany.<ref>[http://newsroom.united-domains.de/pressreleases/testsieger-united-domains-hat-die-beste-kunden-hotline-1255791
] Press Release on best customer care service Award</ref>
In '''2017''', united-domains won the Readers' Choice Hosting Award in Gold.<ref>[http://newsroom.united-domains.de/pressreleases/united-domains-gewinnt-readers-choice-hosting-award-in-gold-1989883 Press Release on the Readers' Choice Hosting Award]</ref>
In '''2018''', united-domains won the Readers' Choice Hosting Award in Platin.<ref>[http://newsroom.united-domains.de/news/united-domains-gewinnt-hosting-und-service-provider-award-2018-309751 Press Release on the Readers' Choice Hosting Award]</ref>
Board Members: Alexander Helm
, Markus Eggensperger and Tobias Sattler<ref>[https://www.united-domains.de/unternehmen/kontakt/ Imprint united-domains AG] Retrieved 17th October 2018</ref>
==Products & Services==
united-domains is an [[ICANN]] accredited
[[registrar ]] and supports more than 700 [[TLDs]]. Besides that it also offers web hosting and email services.
united-domains was a silver sponsor at [[ICANN Silicon Valley]]<ref>[
http:// twitter. com/ florianhuber twitter.com/ florianhuber]</ref> and [[ICANN Singapore]].<ref>[http://singapore41.icann.org Singapore 41 Meeting]</ref>
united-domains has also sponsored the [[.nxt]] conference on new [[gTLD]]s<ref>[http://www.dot-nxt.com/sponsor/united-domains dot-nxt.com]</ref> and hosted its own conference on new gTLDs in September, 2011, the
[[newdomains ]] conference. [[Afilias]] was the top sponsor of the event, which was held in Munich, Germany, and timed to coincide with that city's famous Oktoberfest celebrations. In 2013 they hosted the conference again <ref>[https://twitter.com/tobiassattler/status/387198468114350080 twitter.com/tobiassattler]</ref>.
Starting March, 2011, united-domains has also started the pre-registration of the new TLDs such as [[.sfo]], [[.berlin]], [[.nyc]], [[.web]], [[.eco]], [[.shop]], [[.gay]], [[.med]], [[.xxx]], [[.hotel]], [[.film]], [[.music]], which seem likely to be introduced by ICANN in 2012.<ref>[https://www.uniteddomains.com/ntld/pre-register-new-domains InternetNZ uniteddomains.com]</ref> This was generally received as misleading and unethical, given that no new TLDs had been applied for, accepted, or delegated yet. However, its "sale" of such domains is not complete, given that they are not charging or taking credit card information at this point. It seems it is a strategy mainly built around preparing and attracting customers, though some registrars in the industry see it as foul-play that confuses customers.<ref>[http://domainincite.com/blacknight-warns-about-new-gtld-false-promises/ Blacknight Warns About New gTLD False Promises, DomainIncite.com]</ref>
In January, 2012, an unknown perpetrator registered over 500 accounts with united-domains' domain registration system. The person used emails from representatives of [[registrar]]s in direct competition with united-domains and also individuals active in ICANN's [[GAC]]. The prank was identified after each individual was sent a welcome message from the registrar's system.<ref>[http://domainnamewire.com/2012/01/05/united-domains-gets-punked/ United Domains Gets Punked]</ref>
== References ==
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