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Set Up or Change the Destination of Your Domain

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 the Domain Center link from the Domains panel.
Domains > Domain Center
Domains > Domain Center

Step 3
Check the box next to the domain to select it and then click the Edit Destination button.

If the Destination button is grayed out after checking the box to select a domain, the Domain Destination is Unmodifiable.

The check box is to the left of the domain name
The check box is to the left of the domain name
Step 4
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.
The arrow icon is to the left of the folder icon
The arrow icon is to the left of the folder icon

  • Click the folder icon that holds the website's files.
  • Click the Save button to save your changes.
The Save button is in the lower right corner of the window
The Save button is in the lower right corner of the window

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).
The Create Directory button is below the folder icon
The Create Directory button is below the folder icon

  • Enter the name of the new folder in the folder icon's text box and then click the Save button.
The text box is directly to the right of the folder icon
The text box is directly to the right of the folder icon
Step 5
A confirmation page is displayed that the domain should update in about 10 minutes.

For additional information, you may want to reference: