How do I point my domain name to an IP address?

This article applies to 123-reg domains

Please Note: It will take between 24 - 48 hours for the new DNS records to become active.

To point your domain to your host's IP address you will need to do the following:

Firstly, you need to ensure your domain is pointed to our nameservers:

  • ns.123-reg.co.uk
  • ns2.123-reg.co.uk

If the domain is not pointed to the 123-reg nameservers, you will be unable to manage them from the 123-reg control panel.

For more information on changing your nameservers please view the following article:
How do I change the nameservers for my domain name?

1

Login to your 123-reg control panel.

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2

In the Domain names section, select the relevant domain name in the drop-down list and click on the Manage button.

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Scroll down to the Advanced Domain Settings section and click on the Manage DNS (A, MX, CNAME, TXT) link.

4

From the Advanced DNS tab.

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Select A from the Type drop down list in the Add new entry section.

6

In the Hostname field enter www

7

In the Destination IPv4 address field enter the IP address the domain will point to.

Please note: You can also create a Blank Record alongside your original A Record by entering an @ symbol instead of www. This will mean that people can enter example.com into their browser and be directed to your IP address, whereas entering www will mean that the user will have to enter www.example.com.

In many cases, both records are used, meaning that the user can enter either www.example.com or just example.com

8

Click on the Add new entry button to save the new record.

9

If this record is to replace an existing record you can delete the original record by pressing the delete button.

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