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Frequently asked questions about domain transfer

  • 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.

  • Can I transfer .com domains to 1&1?

    When transferring your domain to 1&1, the domain extension is irrelevant: transferring a .com domain, a .net domain, a .org domain, or any nTLDs or ccTLDs is possible. Moreover, the .com domain transfer process is the same for any gTLD. In order for your .com domain transfer to be effected, you first need to contact your current domain registrar to inform them of your .com domain transfer and obtain an authorization code. Once you have this, you can easily follow domain transfer steps in your 1&1 Control Panel.

    Of course, along with your .com domain transfer, if you also decide that you would like to create and register any new domains with 1&1, that is always possible and we are happy to help. All 1&1 hosting packages are accompanied by one free domain. However, you can also manage and host multiple domains within one package. At 1&1 we understand the desire to secure multiple domain names in order to keep your brand name out of the hands of possible competition, this may mean registering a .us domain, or any other variant on the .com domain that you are transferring. This is straightforward, just enter your current domain name into the domain checker and 1&1 will automatically generate a list of alternate domain extensions that are still available. You can then choose which ones you would like to register along with your .com domain transfer.