Modifying a Domain's Destination

From time to time you may change your mind on how you want to use your domain. You may want to use a WordPress blog instead of a MyWebsite, for example, or change a domain that was externally redirected so that it points to a specific webspace directory instead.

You can change the destination of your domain at any time. The process of doing so, however, will differ based on how the domain was used previously.

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Overview of Domain Uses

1&1 IONOS distinguishes between three types of domain use:

  • Simple domain destinations: The domain is forwarded to another destination or it has a connection to your webspace.
  • Managed domain destinations: A 1&1 IONOS application, such as Website Builder, MyWebsite, or an Online Store, is assigned to the domain.
  • DNS-based domain destinations: DNS settings are used to point the domain to another server.

Tip: These instructions work best if you select a domain first.

Simple Domain Destinations

Simple domain destinations include:

  • Connections to a Webspace
  • Domain Forwarding (HTTP forwarding or Frame forwarding)
  • Forwarding to a Social Media Profile

If you are using your domain in one of these ways, you can change the destination at any time without having to take any special steps.

If you are using your domain in one of these ways, you can change the destination at any time without having to take any special steps.

Edit the Destination

Edit the Destination

Managed Domain Destinations

Managed domain destinations include:

  • MyWebsite
  • Website Builder
  • 1&1 IONOS Online Store
  • Applications from the 1&1 IONOS App Centre

The currently selected domain appears to be used this way.

If you are using one of the managed destinations for your domain and wish to change how the domain is used in the future, you first have to delete the existing connection. This needs to be done regardless of the new way you will be using your domain.

You can change the current application connected to your domain. To do this, follow this link to the application.

You can remove the domain destination by disconnecting the domain from its current application.

DNS-Based Domain Destinations

DNS-based domain destinations include:

  • External Name Servers
  • Alternate IP Addresses (A/AAAA records)
  • CNAME Records (For Subdomains)
  • Connections to an External Website using DNS (Such as with Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, etc.)
  • Domain Parking at Sedo

The currently selected domain appears to be used in this way.

If you are using a domain with one of these destinations and would like to change how the domain is used, we recommend resetting the current destination to the 1&1 IONOS default settings.

Reset your Domain Destination

The article Reset the DNS settings of your Domain to the 1&1 IONOS Default Settings contains the instructions you will need.