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Change root lanaguage

  1. The default is german (LANG=de_DE.UTF-8)
  2. To change it, edit /etc/sysconfig/i18n, and change LANG to en_UK.UTF-8

Use 1&1 root server account for email without letting them host the DNS

  1. Login to your control panel
  2. Select the Domains link in the menu on the left
  3. Click on the "New" button at the top of the list of the domains in the center.
  4. Enter your domain name (without the www) and hit "Check Domain"
  5. Coose the "point your domain to 1&1 name servers and keep your current regsitrar" and next. NOTE, it makes a big mistake, here and doesnt actually set the mail servers to 1&1, but to default (see later)
  6. Make a note of the mx servers, probably:
  • priority 20
  • priority 10
  1. Tell it to use 1&1 mail servers & hit next.
  2. Hit "Order"
  3. Now go back to your domain list. Find your domain (might have to make the list longer).
  4. Select the domain you just added, and click on the "DNS" button at the top of the list.
  5. Hit "Edit" next to the "Name Server Settings".
  6. Change the MX-Record back to "1&1 mail server"
  7. Go to your real domain DNS control panel, and change the MX records to the records above.
  8. Create some mail accounts in the 1&1 control panel.

How to move a domain between one 1&1 account and another

  1. go to
  2. login with your old accounts details (note, if you get it wrong first time, it "remembers" this. you have to shut down all your browsers, and start again. Nice one 1&1). Oh, and it asks for "Customer ID". It means your account number.
  3. Follow the options to cancel a single domain.
  4. If you say cancel immediately, it takes about 8 hours.
  5. Now you can go into your other control panel, and create the domain
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