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How to transfer domain from 1and1

transfer domain nameIf you have a domain name with 1and1 and wish to move the domain name you will note that it is a two stage process. Firstly you need to unlock the domain name with 1and1 and then transfer the domain name to NameCheap. The unlocking process is explained below.

This explains how to unlock your domain name with 1and1 and how to start the transfer process. You also need to disable any ‘private registration’ you might have had with the domain. This is much like ‘Domains by Proxy‘ or the one from NameCheap being ‘Who is Guard’ which does the same. The 1and1 process is shown below.

1. Unlock your 1and1 Domain Name

  • Login to your 1&1 account
  • Now choose the necessary package and go to its Administration page
  • Then select the Domains option in the Basic Settings section
  • Now you select the domain name(s) you would like to unlock with 1and1
  • Finally choose Lock/Unlock in the Transfers menu
  • Choose Unlock and click OK

2. How to obtain EPP code from 1&1:

  • Login to your 1&1 account
  • Choose the necessary package and go to its Administration page
  • Select Domains in the Basic Settings section
  • Select the domain you would like to get EPP code (authorisation code) for
  • Then you simply click Info

3. How to disable Private Registration with 1&1:

  • Login to your 1&1 account
  • Now choose the necessary package and go to its Administration page
  • Select Domains in the Basic Settings section
  • Select the domain name you need to disable privacy protection for
  • Choose Private/Public Registration in the Contact menu
  • Select Public and click OK

Now that you have unlocked the domain and ready to transfer with the EPP (authorisation) code in hand this is how you transfer your domain name to NameCheap. Step 3 is very important as it has to disable the private registration from 1and1 in order to move the domain.

 

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