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  • What makes 1&1 the best domain name registrar?

    At 1&1 we help you to secure the perfect domain name to build your online presence. What's more, we make it easy to do so. But we don't just help people find their corner on the internet; we give them a voice, too. When you choose the 1&1 domain name registrar, in addition to finding the perfect domain name, you can then create the perfect website. We know that having everything you need in one place makes managing your website that bit easier. At no extra cost, all 1&1 domain registrations include a simple five-page website to help you get started, access to a personal Control Panel packed with useful features and clever tools, plus an email account with 2GB of storage and unlimited forwarding. What's more, because we know how important your website is to you, all domains registered with 1&1 include a domain lock to protect your personal information and are secured by Whois privacy. That's why we have more than 12 million domain names registered worldwide! And that's what makes 1&1 the best domain name registrar on the market.
  • What does ICANN accredited domain registrar mean?

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a not-for-profit partnership of various groups located around the world, with each group representing a different interest on the internet. Its role is to oversee the complex network of unique identifiers with the goal to increase the security, stability, and interoperability of the Internet. As such, it develops policy on these unique identifiers—these are things like IP addresses, root servers, and the domain name system. In addition to making these networks easier for people everywhere to use, it has also created the first ever accreditation system. It does this creating a contract with domain registrars. These contracts ensure domain name registrars always behave in a fair manner, helping to promote a stable environment online.
  • What is a domain registrar lock?

    A registrar lock is a routine procedure to help website owners keep their domains secure. It is essentially a safety feature set by the sponsoring domain registrar. This differs from a domain transfer lock, which can be lifted by the owner of the domain, in several ways. A domain registrar lock is a status code set by the registrar that prevents the unauthorized management of a domain name. This can include transferring the domain name, modifying the domain name, and deleting the domain name. If you are a domain owner and want to perform any of these functions, the domain lock requires you to enter a code issued by the registrar in order to continue. It's one of the simplest and most effective ways of maintaining the security of a domain name online. To keep your website safe, at 1&1 all domain transfer locks are enabled by default, meaning it can only be disabled using your unique customer ID in the 1&1 Control Panel.
  • What are the differences between a domain registrar and a domain provider?

    Trying to understand the difference between a domain registrar and a domain provider can be confusing, but really the domain provider is simply an additional step in registering your domain name. The domain registrar is a company that deals directly with the registry operators, who control the inventory list of all domain names, to reserve your chosen domain name. Most people however, do not go directly to the domain registrar, opting instead to use a domain provider. A domain provider on the other hand functions as a middle man between the user and the registry, doing the work of registering your name for you. The domain provider can be likened to a real estate rental agency, while the domain registrar is the landlord. You can choose to negotiate your rental contract directly with the landlord, the domain registrar, or go through a real estate agent, the domain provider. Similarly, no domain is ever truly bought, you can only register them for a certain period of time and once this period of time has expired you must renew the registration or risk losing your domain.