Buy a previously registered domain: 1&1 starts Premium Domain Service

Want to start a new web project, but your desired domain is already taken? This can be annoying at first, but it’s no reason to forego your favored domain. With the 1&1 Premium Domains Service, you now have the opportunity to purchase already assigned domain names at 1&1.

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Influencing the Influencer: Do’s and Don’ts

Last year we discussed how positive online reviews can be a great marketing tool for small businesses. Similar to customer reviews, brand advocates on social media (often referred to as “influencers”) help increase brand awareness and also optimize processes, services and products. Using an influencer to promote your brand is not dissimilar from a ringing celebrity endorsement, albeit on a much smaller scale and with a much more authentic, personal tone. So how do you find the right brand advocate? Read on for our do’s and don’ts of influencer outreach.

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Do you know what your server is capable of? Part 1

Our server portfolio, specifically the cloud based solutions 1&1 Cloud Server, 1&1 Virtual Server Cloud and 1&1 Managed Cloud Hosting, have a lot of features. In order to use these features efficiently, it’s important to know how and where they can be used. In this blog series, we introduce you to some of the features you might need in your daily work with your 1&1 infrastructure – because your cloud server can do much more than you already know.

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Category: 1&1 Cloud Server | Products | Server & Hosting
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A Beginner’s Guide to Content Strategy

Your website is up and running, so what’s next? For some, having a website to send current and potential customers to is good enough, but for those looking to build an even more influential online presence, you’re going to need a content game plan. So what is content, exactly?

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All about security – 10 security rules for Windows Server

Security is one of the most important challenges when it comes to data hosting. IT administrators, who manage server infrastructure, whether in-house or with a service provider, need to continue to develop and be familiar with current security mechanisms. Together with our partner Microsoft, we have put together the ten most important security rules for Microsoft Server, which provide IT administrators and developers with practical tips and tricks to secure their servers.

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Category: Net World | Server & Hosting | Tips
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Phishing & Spam – how to identify fake customer communication via e-mail

Cyber criminals are using more and more treacherous methods to permanently damage web service users. A very popular method is through the use of fake e-mail that at first glance seems like real customer communication. These types of emails mimic service providers by sending alleged bills or other official-looking notifications to recipients who are then asked to follow a link to a website, where they are asked to provide sensitive information such as passwords or payment information. With this information, cyber criminals can access customer data for criminal purposes and inflict financial harm. There can also be hidden malware in attached files, which infect a user’s computer once opened. In recent cases, cyber criminals have evolved their tactics by sending phishing e-mails claiming to close a user’s account. Should the reader fall for the scam and enter their login information on a fake website, the email and password may end up being released to other spam mailing lists.

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Category: Inside 1&1 | Net Culture | Tips
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Hosting Advice praises 1&1: “An excellent hosting experience”

Hosting Advice reviews

As one of the most successful hosting providers worldwide, 1&1 has a deep understanding of its markets. Leveraging these insights, we provide SMBs with hosting products that are tailored to their needs, easy-to-use, customizable and offer the best price-performance ratio. 1&1 has once again been recognized by industry outlet Hosting Advice in two extensive reviews, rating it 4.9/5 in the Overall Hosting Comparison and 4.8/5 in the Best Builder for First Timers category.

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Category: Products | Server & Hosting
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How to secure your devices from cyber attacks

689 million people worldwide – nearly 107 million in the US – were victims of cybercrimes last year (source: Norton Cyber Security Insights Report 2016). The total damage caused by stolen data in the United States is estimated to be around 20.3 billion dollars. It’s not just large companies that are cyber attack targets. Small and medium-sized enterprises are becoming increasingly interesting for cybercriminals as their systems are often not adequately protected.

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How to Improve Your Customer Service in Real-Time

Between apps, social media profiles and websites, consumers today have high expectations for customer service. You’ll often hear of customers choosing a business over another because they have an easy to navigate web presence, they are easily found online, or simply because the website is aesthetically pleasing. But another aspect they’ll consider? Real-time customer service, whether it’s through easy online scheduling or a live chat with a representative.

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Category: eBusiness | MyWebsite & Apps
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