|Headquarters:||Gautinger Str. 10, 82319 Starnberg|
| Florian Huber, CEO|
Markus Eggensperger, Legal Counsel
Alexander Helm, CMO
Tobias Sattler, CIO
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-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.
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 2010, namecheck.com was officially launched.
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 gTLDs.
In 2014, united-domains became the market leader in the European market for new gTLDs. This changed over time with others pushing more into this market.
In 2015, united-domains celebrated its 15th anniversary.
In 2016, united-domains won an Award for the best customer care service in Germany.
In 2017, united-domains won the Readers' Choice Hosting Award in Gold.
Board Members: Florian Huber (Chairman), Alexander Helm and Markus Eggensperger
Products & Services
united-domains has also sponsored the .nxt conference on new gTLDs 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 .
united-domains Network includes:
- united-domains AG http://www.united-domains.de
- United Domains Inc http://www.uniteddomains.com
- united-domains Reselling http://www.ud-reselling.com/
- namecheck.com http://www.namecheck.com/
- domain-recht.de http://www.domain-recht.de/
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. 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.
In January, 2012, an unknown perpetrator registered over 500 accounts with united-domains' domain registration system. The person used emails from representatives of registrars 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.
- About Us Retrieved 24th October 2016
-  Press Release on European market leadership for new gTLDs
-  Press Release on 15th anniversary including interview with the founders.
-  Press Release on best customer care service Award
- Press Release on the Readers' Choice Hosting Award
- Imprint united-domains AG Retrieved 24th October 2016
- Singapore 41 Meeting
- InternetNZ uniteddomains.com
- Blacknight Warns About New gTLD False Promises, DomainIncite.com
- United Domains Gets Punked