How do I set my domain name to show my website without the www. prefix?

To configure your website to run via your domain name without the www. prefix, please 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?

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

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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3

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.

5

Click on the Edit entry button next to the Type A DNS Entry with an @ that will be updated.

6

Copy the fields that you have setup under www into the @ record, the @ record is referred to as the blank record.

7

Press the Save button to update the blank record.

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