Domain hosting & ISP recommendations

Mark Blackman mark at
Tue Mar 18 10:09:11 GMT 2008

On 18 Mar 2008, at 09:44, Tim Borgeaud wrote:

> For broadband/ISP, I've decided to go with Zen.
> However, I'm still looking for some recommendations for a UK based  
> company that can manage mail and, possibly, web forwarding.
> Dominic Marks recommended 1&1, which does appear to have a UK  
> office, but doesn't appear to be a German company as Dominic  
> mentioned. However, Joker is a German company which a friend of  
> mine used.

1&1 are definitely a German company, however they have expanded into the

"1&1 Internet Ltd is the UK arm of 1&1 Internet AG based in Germany (a
subsidiary of United Internet Group, a public company with a market cap
of more than 2 Billion GBP)."

see about us in

In general, 1&1 aim for a mass production effort so your customer  
expectations should be in line with that.

> Any other recommendations?
> What about UK2, 123-reg, fasthosts etc, are they any good?

For mail I can suggest

* fastmail (Australian company with servers here and there) or
* APM internet (UK company, ex Nildram )
*  (ex-UNET directors)
* Google Apps

We at Exonetric also provide mail service including IMAP (on a  
FreeBSD platform)


- Mark

> Tim
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