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Transfer a Domain between 1&1 Packages Within the Same Account

Learn how to transfer your domain from one 1&1 package to another within the same customer ID.

What is an included domain?

An included domain is any domain that was free to register because it was included in the package price at the time of ordering.

What is an additional domain?

An additional domain is any domain with a price not included in the containing package's price and was purchased at an additional cost.

Does it cost anything to transfer an additional domain to another package within the same account?

No. As long as the domain you are transferring is an additional domain, transferring that domain to another package under the same account is free. Please make sure that the package gaining the domain as well as the package losing the domain both have the same Customer ID number.

Will my domain's expiration date be affected by transferring to another package within the same account?

The domain expiration date will not be affected by the transfer to another package under the same account.

What if I want to transfer my domain to another account (which has a different Customer ID)?

You will need to follow the instructions for how to Transfer a Domain from One Account to Another.

Will my website transfer with my domain?

No. Before transferring a domain, please backup all website files, databases, e-mail accounts, and take note of any DNS settings or subdomains created under the domain as no data or configuration will transfer with the domain!

Please note:
If you wish to move a free included domain, you will be directed to the 1&1 Shop for existing customers. If the included domain slot of the target package is no longer available, the domain will be billed as an additional domain and subject to a registration fee. If this is the case, you will receive a detailed cost summary when you place your order (see below).
Step 1
Log in to your 1&1 Control Panel and select the relevant package.
Step 2
Click Domains under My Products in the left side menu.
1&1 Control Panel
1&1 Control Panel
Step 3
Click the Actions Menu icon and select Renewal & Transfer.
Domain List
Domain List
Step 4
Click Start Domain Transfer.
Domain Renewal & Transfer Section
Domain Renewal & Transfer Section
Step 5
You will find below the instructions for transferring either an additional domain or an included domain. If you are transferring an included domain, skip to Step 6.
Transferring an Additional Domain Between Packages

Use the drop-down menu to select the Destination Contract (A) where you would like to transfer the domain.

You will be presented with information about any settings or subdomains that will be affected by the domain transfer. Once you understand the effects, check the box I have read and agree to the effects. I want to move my domain... (B)

Click Move Domain (C).
Domain Transfer Screen
Domain Transfer Screen

You will be shown a confirmation that your domain transfer has started successfully.
Domain Transfer Confirmation
Domain Transfer Confirmation
Step 6
Transferring an Included Domain Between Packages

Use the drop-down menu to select the Destination Contract (A) where you would like to transfer the domain.

You will be presented with information about any settings or subdomains that will be affected by the domain transfer. Once you understand the effects, click the To the Shop (B) button.
Domain Transfer Section
Domain Transfer Section
Step 7
Choose whether you would like to have your DNS settings automatically switched to 1&1 name servers (Recommended) or if you would like to keep your current DNS settings (A).

Check the box to confirm that Yes, I'm authorised to initiate the transfer of registrar (B).

Then, click the Transfer Domain (C) button.
Nameserver Settings Selection
Nameserver Settings Selection
Step 8
You will see a detailed cost summary. Click Continue.
Please note:
If the target package still has an included domain slot available, the domain will automatically be moved into the free slot (if it is an eligible domain extension), and the total amount displayed will be $0.00.
Cost Overview
Cost Overview
Step 9
Verify the Registration Data for your domain. Then, click continue to checkout. Domain Registration Details
Domain Registration Details
Step 10
Check the box to confirm that you have read and understand the Terms of Service and contractual conditions. Optionally, you can also check the box to agree to receive information about other 1&1 products.

Once you have verified that the information displayed is correct, click Order now to begin the transfer.
Domain Order Screen
Domain Order Screen