Using an external website with your 1&1 domain

Your website is hosted with another provider, your domain is registered with 1&1? No problem: You can connect your domain to external sites and services like WordPress, Facebook or LinkedIn.

With matching presets for popular sites and services you can easily connect your domain in the 1&1 Control Panel with a few clicks.

Connect your domain with an external website or social media service

Log in to your 1&1 Control Panel and navigate to Manage domains.

In this section you will find an overview of your domains. Click Use your domain next to the desired domain.


To connect your website or service, click Select Service.


Select your website or social media service.


Our assistant now guides you through setting up your domain for the selected service.


That’s it: The DNS settings are now automatically applied for your selection.


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6 thoughts on “Using an external website with your 1&1 domain

  1. Isaac says:

    I have a Wix website. I would like to create a subdomain in Wix and map that to a 1&1 registered domain where I host my WordPress blog. How can I do that? Can you point me in the right direction?

  2. 1and1help says:

    Hi Isaac,

    you can edit the dns settings for subdomains as well in your domain settings in Control Panel. Point the nameservers to Wix like we describe it here:

    Michael, 1&1

    1. Isaac says:

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for pointing the way.

      I have set my subdomain in Wix with its CNAME pointing to the domain hosted at 1&1. Then in 1&1 DNS settings, I edited the NAMESERVERS to use Wix’s.

      At the moment, I still cannot see the site online. I am not sure if the settings I have done is correct.

      Did I miss out something? I have uninstalled the WordPress with my 1&1 domain though. Shall I install it back to see if the site appears online? Hope you can help.


  3. 1and1help says:

    Hi Isaac,

    I can’t see the use case for pointing from a Wix subdomain to your 1&1 domain / WordPress installation. I think I misunderstood your initial question because of that, sorry. In this case you shouldn’t change your 1&1 nameservers into Wix. So you might reset this setting and test it again with a CNAME entry at Wix and with the default 1&1 nameservers on our side.

    Michael, 1&1

  4. anasshm says:

    I want to build a wordpress website .
    Should buy a normal web hosting or i need wordpress Hosting .
    and what’s the difference between them .

    1. 1and1help says:


      in the Managed WP tariffs you can use one or more Managed WordPress installations for free. See the advantages of Managed WordPress here:

      In the normal web hosting packages you have no Managed WordPress included (additional buy is possible), but you can still install WordPress as a standard application with our 1 click App Center.

      Best regards,
      Michael, 1&1

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