How to point a domain name to a website hosted elsewhere

This article applies to websites which are not hosted with 123-reg.

You are able to use 123-reg as your domain name registration service, and host your website elsewhere.
If you do this the domain name administration will still be managed via your 123-reg control panel, however any management of your hosting, or updates to your website will be made with your web hosting provider.

There are 3 methods which can be used to link your domain name to your external hosting:

  • Web forwarding
  • DNS - using an A record or a CNAME record
  • Nameservers

You will need to ask your web hosting provider to confirm which method you should use, and provide you with the required settings.

Please note: If you change the nameservers for your domain name all DNS administration will need to completed via the nameserver provider.

Once you have been given the setting please select the correct guide from below, which contain step by step guidance on how to point your domain name.


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