Domains

Transfer your domain name

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1. Prepare

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

2. Transfer

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

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.

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Domain Transfer

  • What exactly is a domain transfer?

    Your domain name is that which defines your site and is located in the address bar of your browser. Each domain name is provided for by a host or a registrar that has registered the domain with ICANN for a small fee. Anyone can own a domain name: large enterprises, medium-sized businesses, and even individuals for personal projects. Each domain provider offers a different range of products and features and, like everything, a different quality of service.

    There are a number of possible reasons to transfer your domain. For instance, you may wish to switch to a provider to get better value, more features, and more security, or because you're having problems with your current host. These elements can each vary greatly and it is important to consider the various domain transfer deals before undergoing the domain transfer process.

    You can transfer a domain at any point in time provided you have not altered the domain details in the last 60 days. All that is required is your authorization code, which can be easily obtained from your current provider (see above). We provide a step-by-step guide to take you through the domain transfer process, ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition.
  • Why should I transfer my domain?

    Your online presence is a vital factor in the successful running of a business. Today, it's a lot more than just a business card, it is your company branding, your marketing and your PR rolled into one. Providing your current and potential customers with an easy-to-use and aesthetically pleasing website is key. It is therefore important to ensure that your domain provider is the best choice for both you and your business. Your host should suit all your company needs and provide a satisfactory round-the-clock service. If not, it's well worth considering transferring your domain name to another host. The features offered, the quality of those features, the level of service, the reliability and finally the price of packages will vary greatly from provider to provider. So, if you are considering a domain transfer, it is important to first determine precisely which tools are necessary for your site.


    Our domain transfer deals, competitive prices and dedicated service are ideal for businesses and individuals alike. As part of our domain transfer agreement, we can also assist with some of the online marketing of your 1&1 domain, expand its reach and ensure your website is as engaging and effective as possible. With our large variety of features and products, transferring your domain with 1&1 ensures a smooth transition that both larger companies and personal site owners can benefit from.
  • Why should I transfer my domain to 1&1?

    With 1&1, domain transfers are a stress-free experience, giving you the peace of mind to focus your attention on other important aspects of your online presence. The process can be completed in just a few simple steps:
    • Backup all the data on your existing website
    • Contact your existing domain provider and request your authorization code (this should be between 6 and 32 digits)
    • Go to the 1&1 website and type your domain name into the domain checker
    • Enter your authorization code
    • Follow the registration steps and confirm the domain transfer

    1&1 offers a smooth transition period so that your customers, your clients and your followers are not affected during the process. When it comes to transferring your domain, we understand that a secure, simple and hassle-free process is what our customers value the most.


    As soon as you are up and running, you will receive an IP address allowing you to access your site and make any necessary changes. You can then transfer across all your old data and simply recreate your original site with your new host.
    Note: if you're planning to change the domain ownership information, you can do so in your current provider's control panel. If you are transferring your domain 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.
  • Does 1&1 provide a free domain transfer?

    The actual domain transfer process itself is free. With 1&1, there are no additional costs resulting from moving your domain. What we will charge you for - however - is an additional full year of registration of your domain name because we automatically renew your existing domain contract. Our helpful steps will guide you through the process and make things quick and easy for you – helping you to keep your website running unhindered. Regardless of your reason for switching, we do not charge any additional domain transfer fees at any time. All you need to do is retrieve your authorization code from your current provider, ensure your attached email address is valid, and then we can begin the process. As soon as you complete your domain transfer, you will benefit from our diverse range of features and reliable service.
  • How long does it take to transfer my domain to 1&1?

    The actual domain transfer process itself is free. With 1&1, there are no additional costs resulting from moving your domain. What we will charge you for - however - is an additional full year of registration of your domain name because we automatically renew your existing domain contract. Our helpful steps will guide you through the process and make things quick and easy for you – helping you to keep your website running unhindered. Regardless of your reason for switching, we do not charge any additional domain transfer fees at any time. All you need to do is retrieve your authorization code from your current provider, ensure your attached email address is valid, and then we can begin the proceTransferring your domain to 1&1 is a relatively quick process. Once you've received your authorization code from your current provider, things move swiftly. As soon as you check your domain on the 1&1 site and enter your authorization code, you can navigate through the registration process with the help of 1&1's guiding steps in just a matter of minutes.


    Once you've completed the domain transfer checkout and we receive the acknowledgement of the transfer, we will start the actual domain transfer process. This usually takes between 5 and 7 calendar days. It won't be long before you're fully operational with 1&1 as your domain host.ss. As soon as you complete your domain transfer, you will benefit from our diverse range of features and reliable service.
  • How do I transfer a domain name to another host?

    While there are many different domain name providers, the transferal process usually looks quite similar. The first thing to take care of is backing up your current content to avoid any potential loss of data. The second step is usually to retrieve your authorization key to a secure email address that you are sure you have access to. The final step is where things may change depending on your host, but we will guide you through an easy step-by-step process. In order to transfer your domain away from Wix, simply follow the instructions for the GoDaddy transfer as explained above. Once you've accessed your Wix control panel, go to "my domains", then the "advanced" tab, and finally click "transfer away from Wix". Transferring your domain name to another host couldn't be easier!
  • What effect will my domain transfer have on my SERP ranking?

    The domain transfer process can be daunting at first and we understand that one of the biggest worries is that your SERP ranking, that you and your company have worked so hard to achieve, may be affected. However, as long as your actual domain name does not change and you follow the steps above, your SEO authority should be unaffected by your domain transfer. In order to avoid any confusion, we recommend not cancelling your previous hosting account until your domain transfer with 1&1 has been fully processed. This way, your company site will remain active and visible throughout the transition period.
  • Can I transfer .com domains to 1&1?

    Absolutely! 1&1 accepts all types of domains from .com and .org, to .me or .store, for example. This part of the domain is called the top-level domain (TLD) and 1&1 works with all of them when dealing with domain transfers so you can rest assured that your domain names can be quickly and easily transferred. Not only that, but we also offer a wide variety of TLDs if you feel like either purchasing a new name or adding to your roster of names in the future. There are now more available TLDs than ever before and we can easily help you rebrand your domain name.
  • How does the domain transfer process work and what do I need?

    Despite popular belief, domain transfers are in fact a quick and easy process that can be done within just seven days. First of all, all we need from you is the authorization code from your current provider, and your current email address that's attached to your account. Double check that you still have access to your secure email account as you will receive your code via this address. We recommend that you backup all your content with your existing domain; this will not be transferred across to your new host. Once requested, you will receive your authorization code and you will then be guided through 1&1's simple domain transfer service. Our domain transfer process time should take between 5 and 7 days – once you've completed the initial checkout process and confirmed your free domain transfer, you can sit back, relax, and leave the rest to us.