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Point a Domain to 1&1 Name Servers

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.

Please note:
Performing a DNS transfer to 1&1 (using 1&1 Name Servers) will not transfer the website files, databases or E-mail accounts. Back up of all data associated with the domain.
Step 1
Log in to your 1&1 Control Panel and select the relevant package.
Step 2
From the Domains panel, click on Transfer domain from another provider. 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 Check Domain. Domain transfer page
Domain transfer page
Step 4
Select As an external domain to proceed. Transfer options
Transfer options
Step 5
The contents of your shopping basket are displayed. Click on Continue. Summary of order
Summary of order
Step 6
Review the data we currently have on record about you. Check the box agreeing to the Registration terms and conditions. If your user details are correct, click on continue to checkout. User data
User data
Step 7
A summary of your order and your address details is shown. Check the box next to the Terms & Conditions. Additionally, you have the option of receiving product updates by clicking the check box above the Terms & Conditions box. Place your order by clicking on Order now. Order summary
Order summary

You will receive a confirmation message upon the completion of the ordering process. You will receive an e-mail shortly with additional information and steps to follow to complete the process with your current registrar.

Confirmation message
Confirmation message
Please note:
To complete the process, you will have to contact your current registrar and update your domain settings to use the following name servers:

DNS1: ns-uk.1and1-dns.co.uk
DNS2: ns-uk.1and1-dns.biz
DNS3: ns-uk.1and1-dns.com
DNS4: ns-uk.1and1-dns.org
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