1&1 has a unique system for transferring domains into and out of 1&1. Transferring a domain into your 1&1 account may take more than 7 calendar days. Transferring a domain out of 1&1 may also take more than 7 calendar days. With 1&1 if you can get the transfer completed within 72 hours then consider yourself really lucky. Most of the time it takes at least a week to get the domain away from 1&1.