Transfer your domain name to the European market leader!
Transfer your domain in just 3 steps
1. Prepare domain transfer
Request an authorisation code from your current provider and make sure that you have access to the specified e-mail address.
2. Transfer your domain
Enter the domain you want to transfer in the box above. Then enter the authorisation code and follow the steps.
3. Take advantage of benefits with 1&1
Easily and quickly manage your domains and connect them to your website via the user-friendly 1&1 Control Panel.
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Why should I consider a domain transfer ?
In today’s world, a successful business requires a strong presence online. With so many consumers not only buying but also browsing, researching and exploring the web, having an attractive, engaging and practical website is essential for success. Therefore, if you are not fully satisfied with your domain provider, it is vital that you transfer your domain to a provider that better suits your needs. Which domain provider you have has a huge effect on the management and overall success of your site. The features offered and the quality of those features will greatly vary from provider to provider; therefore, it is important for you to assess which tools are necessary for your site. In addition to this, the level of service and the price of packages differs between providers. Businesses and individuals continue to opt for a 1&1 domain due to the competitive prices that we offer. Without losing out on either the level of service or the quality of our features, when you transfer your domain to 1&1 you will be taking advantage of some of the best rates on the market. If your website is not a business domain but a personal site, we would still urge you to transfer your domain to 1&1. Our extensive selection of tools and features on offer are applicable to personal sites as much as they are to businesses. We can help you market your 1&1 domain on the web, heighten its exposure and ensure it is as engaging and sophisticated as possible.
How to transfer a domain to 1&1 ?
Whether you are competent with technology or not, it is simple to transfer your domain to 1&1, and the domain transfer can be completed in a few easy steps. The first thing you need to do is contact your existing domain provider and ask them for the authorisation code. This is essentially an identification code between 6 and 32 digits long used to protect domains against fraudsters. You will need this to prove that you own the domain name. To avoid confusion: before you request this code from your existing provider be sure to check that you have access to the specified e-mail address. Having received the authorisation code, you will have 30 days to use it before it expires. To transfer your domain name to 1&1 you need to visit the 1&1 website and type your domain name into our domain checker. After this you will be asked to enter in the code. Next, you will be taken through some simple step-by-step instructions to complete the domain transfer. The entire process is as quick and simple as possible to ensure that over the course of the domain transfer your customers, clients and followers are not affected. We understand that with something as important as a domain transfer it is crucial that it is completed smoothly and without hiccups.
Why should I consider a 1&1 domain ?
1&1 is a leading European hosting provider working with top businesses and individual enterprises across the globe. With top security and first-class customer care, companies and individuals continue to transfer their domains to us and are satisfied with the results. Once you transfer your domain name to 1&1 you will have access to the wide variety of tools and features that come with our various packages. Because we have such a wide variety of packages, when you complete the domain transfer you can find the one that works best for you and your site. Your 1&1 domain will come with a control panel feature, regardless of which package you opt for. This allows you to view and edit your site with all the features and settings at your fingertips. If in the future you decide to transfer another domain name to 1&1, you can view and edit the new domain at the same place. Your 1&1 Control Panel helps you keep an overview of your domain or domains and allows you to manage and co-ordinate them with minimal fuss. If you would like to create a brand new 1&1 domain we can of course also help you with that. Besides the control panel tool we have an array of other features that can assist you in building an attractive and engaging site from scratch.
What will happen to my current SERP ranking when I transfer my domain?
Since your actual domain name isn’t changing, as long as you follow the steps below, you should not have to worry about losing SEO authority after the domain transfer. 1&1 makes the domain transfer process as quick and easy as possible; however, the domain transfer time can take several days for all of the changes to be processed (usually 2-7 business days). It is best to sign up for your new hosting account first and hold off canceling your previous one until your domain transfer has been successfully completed.
If you are also planning to transfer domain registration information to 1&1, you should notify the registrar. If you are switching to a new host, but the registration of your domain name remains with a third party, then you will need to provide updated registration information with the server info of the new hosting service.
Once your site is up and running on your new hosting plan, you will receive an IP address through which to access your site and make any necessary changes. Take the backup files that you prepared and recreate your original site on your new hosting service.
Will I get special domain transfer deals when I transfer my domain registration?
Absolutely! 1&1 always offers low pricing for new customers. When you transfer a domain from GoDaddy or transfer a domain from Network Solutions, you will not only benefit from cost saving, but also save yourself some time. Our all-inclusive hosting packages take care of all of your needs, so everything can be managed from one convenient and efficient location. Moreover, we offer comprehensive packages to our clients at some of the most reasonable prices in the industry. Along with being able to host multiple domains - should you have a desire to do so - you will also receive incredibly fast service through our SSD database, along with unlimited web space and various dynamic resources. Our professional web hosting packages ensure that when you transfer your domain to 1&1 you are getting the absolute best value for your investment.