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Transfer your domain name

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1. Prepare

Request an authorisation code and get access to the specified email address.

2. Transfer

Enter the domain in the field on our domain transfer page. Then enter the authorisation code on the next page.

3. Manage

Manage your domains and connect them to your website via the 1&1 Control Panel.

Transferring an existing domain from a certain registrar or provider

Transfer your domain from GoDaddy to 1&1

Step 1:
In order to transfer your domain from GoDaddy to 1&1, first log in to your GoDaddy account with your username and password. Navigate to the GoDaddy Control Panel in the top right corner.

Step 2:
Under "Account Settings", make sure that your contact email is up to date so that you can access the code provided in step 6 without any trouble.

Step 3:
Navigate to the "Domain Settings" page by clicking "Manage" in the domain overview. Then scroll to "Additional Settings", set "Domain Lock" to "Off", and save.

Step 4:
Once you've unlocked your domain, in "Domain Settings", scroll down and click on "Transfer domain away from GoDaddy".

Step 5:
You will be redirected to the GoDaddy checklist. In order to guarantee a smooth domain transfer, it is important to complete each step before continuing.

Step 6:
Once you complete the checklist, you will be able to start the domain transfer. An authorization code will be sent out to your email address.

Step 7:
When you confirm the transfer email, your domain transfer will begin. It usually takes between 5-7 days before it is completed, at which point you will receive an email.

Transfer your domain from Namecheap to 1&1

Step 1:
In order to transfer your domain from Namecheap to 1&1, first log in to your Namecheap account in the top left corner with your username and password.

Step 2:
In the "Domain List" area of your dashboard, you will be able to view a list of your domains. Select the specific domain that you want to transfer and click "Manage" on the right-hand side.

Step 3:
Select the "Sharing & Transfer" tab. Scroll down to the "Transfer Out" section, where you will find a "Domain Lock" option. Once you select "Unlock", click the "Auth Code" button directly beside it.

Step 4:
Once you have requested your authorization code, you will be prompted to describe the reasons for your domain transfer – this should only require a short time to complete.

Step 5:
Once completed, click on "Send Code" and it will be sent directly to your registered email address – before beginning the process, ensure that this email address is up to date.

Step 6:
As soon as the transfer has been approved, Namecheap will release your domain within 5 days and you'll be ready to get started with your new 1&1 domain.

Transfer your domain from Squarespace to 1&1

Step 1:
In order to transfer your domain from Squarespace to 1&1, first log in to your Squarespace account at the top right corner of the homepage by entering your username and password.

Step 2:
Select the "Domains" tab in the main settings menu. Here you can view a list of all the domains that you manage via Squarespace.

Step 3:
Simply select the domain that you wish to transfer to 1&1. Scroll down and uncheck the "Lock Domain" tab. When the confirmation message appears, click "Confirm".

Step 4:
In order to retrieve your authorization code, click the "Get Transfer Key" button which will appear at the bottom of the page as soon as the domain has been unlocked.

Step 5:
You will then be presented with your authorization code that will enable you to transfer your domain over to 1&1 quickly and easily.

Step 6:
As soon as you provide your authorization code to 1&1, you will be ready to get started with your new 1&1 domain.

Transfer your domain from name.com to 1&1

Step 1:
In order to transfer your domain from name.com to 1&1, first log in to your name.com account at the top right corner of the homepage by entering your username and password.

Step 2:
In the "Dashboard" area of your account, you will see a list of domains that you manage. Select the specific domain that you want to transfer across to 1&1.

Step 3:
In order to unlock your domain and begin your domain transfer, click on the red padlock beside your domain name.

Step 4:
Disable the "Whois Privacy" on your domain name in case it is applied. This can be re-enabled at a later date from your new 1&1 domain.

Step 5:
Underneath the "Domain Details", click on "Show Code" next to the "Transfer Auth Code" option. This authorization code is required by 1&1 to begin the domain transfer.

Step 6:
Your domain transfer should be approved by mail.com in 5-7 days, after which you will be ready to get started with your 1&1 domain.

Transfer your domain from 123 Reg to 1&1

Step 1:
In order to transfer your domain from 123.reg to 1&1, first log in to your 123.reg account by navigating to the 123.reg Control Panel in the top right corner.

Step 2:
Once you've logged in, click the "Manage" button opposite the "Domains" tab, within the "Manage Active Products" list.

Step 3:
Navigate to the "Domain Transfers" section and click on the "Inter-account transfer" button to get the process started.

Step 4:
Click on "View details of outbound transfers" to transfer your domain from 123.reg over to 1&1.

Step 5:
For UK domains: Click on "Change IPS Tag" and enter your 1&1 IPS Tag. This will commence your domain transfer to 1&1.

Step 6:
For non-UK domains: Choose your domain in the dropdown menu, and click on "Unlock Domain", followed by "Request Auth Code". This authorisation code is required to transfer your domain to 1&1.

Step 7:
As soon as your domain transfer is underway, the process should take no longer than 7 days, after which you will be ready to get started with your new 1&1 domain.

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Domain Transfer

  • What does a domain transfer mean?

    First thing's first: your domain name is the means by which you identify your website. It appears in the address bar of your browser. Each domain name is registered, and this can be done by anybody for both professional and personal purposes. There are a number of different domain providers, like 1&1, and each offers different features, services and prices. The most common reasons to transfer a domain are for different prices, services or features, or because of problems with current providers. The owner can transfer the domain to another provider at any given time. If you have transferred a domain name, registered one, or altered your details, you cannot do a domain transfer for another 60 days.
  • What is required for a domain transfer?

    We provide a hassle-free domain transfer process at 1&1 – all we need from you is your authorisation code and a valid email address, and we take care of the rest. The authorisation code from your current provider can be obtained through your control panel; once requested, it will be sent out to you via email. As soon as you've provided us with your code and you've confirmed the transferral through the attached email account, the domain transfer process will begin. This will usually take a few days to complete. Discover simple domain transfers with 1&1 today and give your website the best possible chance of success.
  • How do I transfer a domain name to a new host?

    Transferring a domain to 1&1 is a quick and easy process. Regardless of who your current provider is, the process is generally the same. The first three steps to take are as follows: backup your current content, make sure your provided email address is up to date, and then retrieve your authorisation key from your current provider. Transferring your domain away from Wix can be done in a similar way to GoDaddy. Log into your account, access the "my domains" control panel, click on the "advanced" tab, and go to "transfer away from Wix". The authorisation code should then be sent to your email and you can continue to transfer your domain to 1&1 using the method described above.
  • Why should I consider a domain transfer?

    In today's world, a strong online presence is essential for a successful business. With so many consumers not only buying but also browsing, researching and exploring the web, having an attractive, engaging and easy-to-navigate website is key. It is therefore vital to ensure that your domain provider is the best choice for both you and your business. Your host should suit your needs and provide a satisfactory round-the-clock service. Your choice of domain provider can have a huge effect on the management and overall success of your site, and subsequently your business. The quality of features offered, the level of service, the reliability and the price of packages will vary greatly from provider to provider. For this reason, having a clear idea about which tools are necessary for your site is crucial when considering a domain transfer.

    Both businesses and individuals continue to opt for a 1&1 domain due to the competitive prices and the dedicated service that we provide. When you transfer your domain to 1&1 you will be taking advantage of some of the best rates on the market, without compromising on quality of service. Plus, our extensive selection of tools and features ensure that a domain transfer to 1&1 is equally beneficial for businesses and personal sites alike. We can also assist with the digital marketing of your 1&1 domain, heighten its exposure as well as ensure it's as engaging and sophisticated as possible.
  • How do I transfer a domain to 1&1?

    For experts and beginners alike, transferring a domain to 1&1 is simple and stress-free and can be completed in just a few easy steps. Start by contacting your existing domain provider and ask them for the authorisation code; this is used to protect domains against fraudsters and should be between 6 and 32 digits long. You will need this code to verify that you are the owner of the domain. Before requesting it, make sure that you have access to the specified e-mail address. Once you receive your authorisation code, you will have 30 days to use it before it expires. In order to transfer your domain name to 1&1, first visit the 1&1 website and type your domain name into the domain checker. Next, enter your authorisation code and 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 any hiccups.


    If you are planning to change the domain ownership information, you can do so through the account settings with your current provider. If you are transferring your domain name to a new host, but the registration of your domain name remains with a third party, you will then need to provide updated registration and server information to your new hosting service.


    Once your site is up and running with your new hosting plan, you will receive an IP address through which you can 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.
  • Why should I consider a 1&1 domain?

    1&1 is one of Europe's leading hosting providers working with top businesses, enterprises and individuals across the globe. With top security and first-class customer care, companies and individuals continue to transfer their domains to 1&1 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. As soon as you complete the domain transfer, you can choose from our domain options to find the one that works best for you, your site, and your business.


    Your domain control panel 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 in the same place. Your 1&1 control panel helps you keep an overview of your domains and allows you to manage and co-ordinate them on a day-to-day basis with minimal fuss. Aside from the intuitive control panel, there is an array of other features that can assist you in building an attractive and engaging site from scratch. Whether you're transferring across multiple domains for a large enterprise or if you're at the beginning stages of creating your first personal site, 1&1 will be there to assist every step of the way.
  • What will happen to my current SERP ranking when I transfer my domain?

    At 1&1 we value the importance of your search engine rankings and understand that this is one of the main concerns when transferring domains. Since your actual domain name isn't changing, and as long as you follow the steps above, you should not have to worry about losing SEO authority once you have transferred your domain. 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 fully processed. It's best to sign up for a new hosting account first and hold off cancelling your previous one until your domain transfer has been successfully completed.
  • Will I get special domain transfer deals when I transfer my domain registration?

    Absolutely! 1&1 always offers low prices for new customers. When you transfer a domain from the likes of GoDaddy or Network Solutions, you are not only likely to benefit from better value with 1&1, but you will also save yourself some time. The 1&1 hosting packages look after all of your needs and manage everything from one convenient and efficient location. Both the 1&1 team and our step-by-step guide will be available to assist you during the domain transfer process. With exceptional service, a variety of dynamic resources and features, and a safe and secure transfer process, our 1&1 professional web hosting packages offer you the absolute best value for your investment.
  • Does 1&1 provide a free domain transfer?

    Yes, 1&1 offers domain transfers for free – regardless of how many domains you need to transfer. In order to benefit from our 1&1 free domain transfer, simply start by checking your domain in the designated area above. Our service guides you through the process making it quick and easy for both individuals and businesses. Begin our step-by-step guide today by obtaining your authorisation code from your current provider and soon you can enjoy a wide selection of features and our round-the-clock dedicated service. If you're at the beginning of crafting your digital image, why not try combining our free domain transfer and web hosting – for all your needs under one roof.