If you ever transfer a domain name to 1&1, be sure to change your DNS settings on the new account before the domain transfer goes through. This was a piece of information that was not shared with me at any point during the transfer proccess. I had to dig through their FAQs before I could find any instructions about this step.

Of course, I called their support number when I saw their infuriating placeholder at my domain, only to have the customer service representative tell me that they had told the marketing department about this omission numerous times. The whole thing was very frustrating and not worth the few bucks I saved.