At long last, two companies that are part of the same group strike a deal.
Domain name registrar and hosting company 1&1 Internet has finally joined the SedoMLS program, the companies announced today.
I say finally because both 1&1 and Sedo are part of the same parent company, United Internet. One of the greatest mysteries to me in the domain-company-politics arena since I started covering the domain name business was why these two couldn’t get a partnership going.
Now they have a deal, and this should be a big boost for Sedo and its MLS program. Not only is 1&1 huge (nearly 17 million customers) but it’s also focused more on helping people get a website than selling them a domain name. In other words, end users.
Domainers that list their domains in SedoMLS will now have their listings syndicated to 1&1 searches. This should provide a nice sales lift.