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.com Domain

.com Domain – the #1 domain in the world

The world's most popular domain for companies and individuals

Only £0.99/year1

The most recognised domain all over the world

Millions of .com names are still available – get yours!

95% of five-character combinations are still free!

.com domain – the world's premier web address

Join the millions of people who have found success with a .com powered by Verisign, and grow your online business with the gold standard of domain names.

Position yourself for success with a .com domain

.com domains are the global online standard – that's why the world's most successful and fastest-growing companies choose a .com web address.

Be trusted with a .com domain

As the foremost established domain with a proven track record of over 15 years, a .com invokes trustworthiness and reliability. It's where customers want to do business online.

Always get more with a .com domain

Every domain at 1&1 includes the following features, free of charge.

Privacy Protection – Usually, when registering a domain, your name and address will be made public by registrars. With privacy protection enabled, 1&1 will act as your surrogate.

Huge Mailbox – No one tidies up their email, so why should you? Get a vast 2 GB of mailbox space, and a professional Webmailer.

SSL Certificate – Build trust with your visitors and rank higher in search engines by linking your domain with an SSL certificate. Actually, we'll do that for you with the push of a button.

Advanced Configuration – Up to 10,000 subdomains, fine-grained DNS options, and more – 1&1 Control Panel makes advanced domain configuration easy.

24/7 Customer Support – Our professional, knowledgeable support team is always available for help and advice, 24/7. And we're friendly, too.

.com domain: all you should know

  • Why should I register one or more .com domain(s)?

    More than 100 million registrations worldwide speak for themselves – clearly, the .com domain is the most commonly used domain extension worldwide. However, the address space below the .com extension is still far open for new registrations. Only very special Keyword-URLS are harder to find than before. The .com is a so-called Top-Level-Domain. Very early on, it was supposed to be used for commercial purposes (.com is an abbreviation for the word "commerce"). Today many domain traders and businesses extend their domain portfolio in order to protect their brand on the internet. They then turn not only the classic domain endings like .com, .org, .net or .info, but also use new domain extensions like .online, .shop or .tech.
  • If I already have a .com domain from a different provider, can I move it to 1&1?

    Yes. There are is a standard process for your domain name transfer. You can check out the the whole process in our help center. For any additional questions about your .com domain transfer (such as: how to transfer an expired domain, or how the waiting period between domain transfers works), you can find more information here.
  • What is the meaning of the .com domain?

    When the Domain Name System was implemented, .com was one of the first generic top level domains (gTLDs) created, and has since become the most popular. The .com domain meaning is simple: originally the .com suffix stood for "commercial", and was used by and to identify businesses online. The idea behind this was that TLDs would be used to categorize websites for users; this can also be seen in other purpose-designed TLDs such as .gov (government) .edu (education) and .org (organization), all of which are still in use today. However, as the internet became a global phenomenon, the .com domain meaning gradually lost its commercial significance and became the standard domain used by individuals and organizations everywhere—including many government departments and educational facilities. As a result, it has gained a reputation as one of the most respectable and trustworthy TLDs available. So, while the .com domain definition may no longer imply a commercial entity, it does significantly enhance the profile of a website.
  • Is a .com domain name right for me?

    The "com" in .com stands for "commercial", making it the ideal choice for businesses. However, any individual or organization can register a .com name for their company, blog, or personal site. If you already have a .biz or .net site, consider supplementing it with .com to protect your brand and generate more site traffic.Already have a .com for your business? Register variants of your site name so your customers can always find you.