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Set Up or Change the Destination of Your Domain

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For Webhosting Packages.

This article describes how to change a domain's destination to point to a folder in your package's web space.

You may want to reference the guide on how to Redirect/Forward Your Domain if you would like to forward traffic for your domain to a different URL.

Step 1
Log in to the 1&1 Control Panel using your Customer ID OR domain name and your password.

If you have only one package, you will land on the Administration page. If you have more than one package, select the package in question to reach its Administration page.

Package overview
Package overview

Step 2
Click Manage Domains from the Domains panel.
Domains > Manage domains
Domains > Manage domains

Step 3
Click the arrow icon next to the domain name in question to display an options menu. Domain center home page
Domain center home page
Step 4
Select Edit Destination from the Domain Settings section of the options menu. Domain center home page
Domain center home page
Step 5
You may now choose to point the domain to an Existing directory (an existing folder) or you can Create new directory (create a new folder). Please reference the correct section below:

Existing Directory
  • Select Webspace from the Destination section.
  • Click the arrow button below the Target Directory text box.
  • Click the folder icon that holds the website's files.
  • Click the Save button to save your changes.
Domain settings page
Domain settings page

Create New Directory
  • Select Webspace from the Destination section (A).
  • Select the folder icon below the Target Directory text box (B).
  • Click the Create Directory button (C).
Domain settings page
Domain settings page

  • Enter the name of the new folder in the folder icon's text box and then click the Save button.
Domain settings page
Domain settings page
Step 6
A confirmation page is displayed that the domain should update in about 10 minutes.
For additional information, you may want to reference: