- Shared address extension, "de-mail.de".
- The standard applies to almost two thirds of the German e-mail market.
- Use of the same basic technology.
In the future, major e-mail providers Deutsche Telekom and United Internet will be giving all their customers addresses based on the standard extension "de-mail.de" . Such addresses will look similar to the following examples: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com . By using the name of the law in the domain name, Deutsche Telekom and United Internet want to provide additional protection to their customers and prevent confusion. In this way, the largest German e-mail brands intend to harmonize the communication of future De-Mail users and to ensure the nationwide success of De-Mail . The four brands T-Online , 1&1, GMX and WEB.DE together cover almost two thirds of the German e-mail market. More than a million people have already reserved their preferred De-Mail address with one or other of the two leading companies. United Internet and Telekom have also agreed to base their services on a consistent shared technical De-Mail infrastructure, as well as undertaking to develop their core De-Mail system jointly in the future. De-Mail services will be marketed by the two companies independently of each other to consumers, medium-sized and large corporations. De-Mail is convenient, secure and verifiable - and will save you time and money. Individuals and companies can use De-Mail to send and receive messages and documents securely, confidentially and traceably. The main advantage of De-Mail is that transmission and receipt is controlled easily from your computer. In the future De-Mail can also be used via Smartphone, tablet or laptop while commuting, traveling on business or on holiday. This will save our customers valuable time and give them better mobility. Great interest has also been expressed in De-Mail from the business and public administration sectors. They can use it to save processing, printing, envelope packing and delivery costs. They also gain a fast and verifiable channel of communication to customers and citizens.
About Deutsche Telekom Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with more than 129 million mobile customers, 34 million fixed-network lines and almost 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2011). The Group provides fixed-network , mobile com-munications , Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has over 235,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR 58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year - over half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2011). About United Internet With over 10 million contracts with paying customers and more than 30 million free accounts funded by advertising, United Internet AG is the European leader in Internet provision. The core of United Internet is its high-performance "Internet factory", employing over 5,400 people, more than 1,300 of them in product management, development and data centers. As well as the enormous sales power provided by its established brands, 1&1, GMX, WED.DE, united-domains , fasthosts, InterNetX, Sedo and affilinet, United Internet is characterized by its out-standing operational excellence. (Last revised September 30, 2011).