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Point Your Domain to 1&1 Name Servers

For advanced users

Learn how to use the 1&1 name servers for a domain that is registered with another company in order to perform what is called a DNS transfer.

You can only "point" a domain to 1&1 name servers if the domain is currently registered with another company. Pointing a domain to the 1&1 name servers is an alternative to the Transfer of a Domain to 1&1.

Please note:
Performing a DNS transfer to 1&1 (using 1&1 name servers) will NOT transfer the website files, databases, e-mail accounts, etc. It is possible to transfer this data to your 1&1 hosting package before the DNS is changed to point to 1&1. In any case, it is highly suggested to make a backup of all data associated with the domain.
Step 1
Log in to your 1&1 Control Panel and select the relevant package.
Step 2
Click Transfer domain from another provider from the Domains panel.
Domains Panel
Domains Panel
Step 3
Enter the name of the domain registered with another company that you wish to point to 1&1 and click the Transfer button. Domain check screen
Domain check screen
Step 4
Click the Set up external domain button. Domain transfer menu
Domain transfer menu
Step 5
Review your order and then click the Continue button to proceed. Order screen
Order screen
Step 6
Look over your User Data to ensure that your information is up to date and then click continue to checkout. Customer details screen
Customer details screen
Step 7
Check the box to agree to the Terms & Conditions. Look over your order details and then click Order now to finalize the order.
Order screen
Order screen

You will receive a confirmation message upon the completion of the ordering process. You will also receive an e-mail shortly with additional information and steps to follow to complete the process with your current registrar. This process may take up to 48 hours to complete. Confirmation message

Confirmation message

Please note:
To complete the process, you will have to contact your current registrar and update your domain settings using all four of the following name servers:

For additional information, you may want to reference: