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Transfer a UK Domain away from 1&1

This article explains how to transfer a UK domain (.co.uk, .org.uk, etc.) away from 1&1.

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.

To transfer a domain away from 1&1, the following conditions must be met:
  • The domain cannot have been registered or transferred in the last 30 days
  • The account containing the domain must be in good standing
  • You have initiated the transfer process at the gaining registrar
  • You must have the gaining registrar's IPS tag
Please note:
Before transferring a domain away from 1&1, please do a complete backup all information as no data or configuration will transfer with the domain.
Step 1
Log in to your 1&1 Contract Page. 1&1 Contract Page
1&1 Contract Page

Step 2
A welcome page is shown after logging in. Click the Cancellation button toward the top of the page. Go to Cancellation
Go to Cancellation
Step 3
Select the package that contains the domain to transfer away from the list of packages. Choose Package
Choose Package
Step 4
Select the option to cancel Individual domains/additional items and then click the Next button to proceed. Cancel Individual domains
Cancel Individual domains
Step 5
Tick the box next to the domain that you wish to transfer away (A). Select Change of Provider from the left-hand drop-down box as the cancellation option (B). From the right most drop-down box, select As soon as possible (C). Click the Next button to continue. Choose Cancellation Options
Choose Cancellation Options
Step 6
Enter the Registrar's IPS tag in all capital letters and then click the Confirm button. Confirm your Cancellation
Confirm your Cancellation
Step 7
A confirmation page is displayed. Double check the information and click the Confirm button to complete your changes or the click the Back button to make changes. Check Summary of Cancellation
Check Summary of Cancellation

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.

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