1&1/Lonos offers a great value for your money with ease of use!
Updated January 30, 2019

1&1/Lonos offers a great value for your money with ease of use!

Ruby Javaid | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with 1&1

1&1 (now Ionos) is a domain registrar and hosting service provider. I have been using it to register my domains and purchase SSL certificates for years. Their domain registration price includes free private registration so that your details will not be published on WHOIS and their dashboard is easy to navigate and use.
  • Private registration: 1&1 offers free private registration which makes them an automatic favorite.
  • Reliable customer service: always someone available when I call in and I have never had my issue not get resolved.
  • Easy to use dashboard: domains in one place with DNS settings and other things that can be tweaked. It's easy to add an SSL certificate to domains as well.
  • I don't really have any specific issues with 1&1. The only thing I can think of is that when I call into customer service, sometimes the wait time has been really long. So if they could shorten that up, I'd be happy.
  • Thanks to 1&1, I have saved money on my domain costs with the free private registration and with a very reasonably priced SSL certificate. I save at least $100 a year using 1&1
iPage is terrible. They don't even really have a proper cPanel and GoDaddy is kind of hard to navigate once you log in. The DNS settings are not obvious and the interface is clunky and old looking. By comparison, 1&1 provides all the features you'd need to manage your domains and services with them and they continually redesign the dashboard for ease of use.
Reasonable pricing (SSL certificate for only $30! vs the usual $99), ease of use on the backend and/or dashboard, and reliable customer service, all make this a win in my book. And, of course, you can't beat the free private registration that comes with each domain purchase. I've been recommending 1&1 to all my clients for domain purchases for years.