It is suggested to initiate a domain transfer at least 1 month before the domain's expiration to allow ample time. Transferring all domains out of your hosting package does not cancel the hosting plan itself. The hosting plan will remain active and will continue being billed until cancelled.
If you approve your domain for transfer to another provider, the domain will automatically be released by 1&1 after 5 days. During this time, can also reject the transfer by locking the domain.
An E-mail may be sent to the address that you have provided in the 1&1 Control Panel to confirm your identity and complete the change of Tag for the .uk domain name.