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Change a Domain's IP Address (A Record)

If you are using the 1&1 Name Servers (DNS), you can change the DNS settings (DNS zones, DNS records) such as the A record.

The A record is the DNS record that holds which IP address the domain should point to. By default, this will point to the IP address for your 1&1 WebHosting package however you can always change this so that the domain points to a different IP address. You can only edit the A record of a domain that is hosted with 1&1.

In this article you will find out how to edit an A Record via the 1&1 Control Panel.

Step 1
Log in to your 1&1 Control Panel and select the relevant package.
Step 2
From the Domains panel, click on Manage Domains.
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 DNS Settings from the Domain Settings section of the options menu. Domain center home page
Domain center home page
Step 5
If the domain is not currently set to use the 1&1 name servers, you will not be able to change the IP address within the 1&1 Control Panel. You will need to update the IP address with your current DNS host.

Select Other IP address and enter IPv4 and optionally the IPv6 address into the provided text boxes.

Click the Save button when finished.

DNS settings page
DNS settings page
Please note:
All DNS changes, though live on the 1&1 Server within minutes, may take up to 1 hour to be fully updated and recognised by all servers/computers on the Internet. If you are using your own name server, it will take 72 hours.