New to domains?

Learn everything you need to know about domain names and how to get
started online.

Choose your perfect name

Think of a name that's short, catchy and easy to remember. This could be your brand or personal name or a term people will use to search for your site. This will be the web address everyone types into their browser to go to your website.

Check its availability

Our domain search makes the whole process simple. Just type the name you want into the search box and you will instantly find out if it's available to register.

Register it on the spot

It's so easy to register your dream domains with 123-reg. Once you hit the search button, you will see a list of available names with different extensions. Now all you need to do is to choose which one(s) you want to buy.


See what great features are included with all domains you buy at 123-reg.

A free webpage to get you started

Create a webpage for yourself or business using our FREE website builder. Create simple yet professional looking page in just a few simple steps to show off whatever you like or to simply display ads and make some extra cash.

Professional email addresses

Look more professional with customised email addresses that are personalised to your domain. Send and receive messages using your new brand identity.

control panel

Even if it's your first time registering domains and you have no technical skills, our intuitive control panel makes managing your web address a breeze. Our control panel puts you in control and enables you to efficiently manage your account in a secure environment.

Search Tool

Check to see if your ideal name is available, not just as a web address
but also for social media.


Quickly check if your favourite names are available across major extensions such as .com,, .net, .co and many more to help you easily find that perfect online name for your business.

Free for everyone

Whether you are an existing 123-reg customer or not, anyone can use our advanced domain search tool for free to check the availability of your names.

Checks social media too

You can also lookup your name on popular social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and LinkedIn, so you can ensure your desired names are available across all platforms.

WHOIS Privacy

Keep your personal details safe so they don't fall into the wrong hands.

Search the WHOIS database

Run a quick search for your registered domains on the WHOIS database and see what information is publicly displayed about you.

Protect your online

With WHOIS privacy you can keep your personal details safely hidden to protect you against identity theft and prevent fraud, hacking and spam.

Get it for your new or old domain name

Whether it's for a domain you are just registering or one you already own, it's never too late to start protecting your data with WHOIS privacy.

Bulk Ordering

You can save big when you buy domains in bulk from 123-reg!

Check the availability of multiple names at once

With 123-reg you can save precious time by running a search for many domains all at once. We understand what a pain it can be if you're searching for each one separately if you have loads to do, so we have made it even easier for you.

Bulk registration with big savings

With 123-reg we make it easy for you to register as many domains as you want and what's more you can save money with our bulk registration service when you order a large number at once.

Transfer multiple domain names at once

Want to move from another provider to 123-reg? Well with our bulk transfer service, you can switch to us in one swift motion instead of needing to move every web address separately.

Backorder domains

Is your desired web address taken? Find out how you can still get it with our
backordering service.

How it works

Simply place a backorder with us for it and when it comes up for renewal, if it expires we will try to register it for you.

Your preferred domain

All you need to do is run a search for the address you would like as you usually would and if it is unavailable there will be an option for you to place a backorder for it instead.

No upfront fees

We will never charge you upfront for placing a backorder. You will only pay the backorder fee if we are successful at securing your desired web address.

We're award winners!

We have many awards for our domain registration services because of our relentless commitment to customer care

At 123-reg, we are committed to providing our customers with outstanding service and care so anyone can achieve their full online potential whatever their technical ability.

We have won a number of prestigious awards in recognition of our commitment to our customers and our dedication in helping them to achieve their online goals.

Best Domain Name Registration

For the second year running, we received this award from
Start Your Business magazine for our work we have been
doing in the past year to help business start-ups get online.

New gTLDs are here!

Stand out from the crowd and tell people exactly what you do with these great new extensions.

Straight to the point

Get a memorable web address that tells the world exactly what you do in one simple word. This helps your address stay short and to the point, which makes it far easier for potential customers to remember.

Target the right audience

Whether you live or do business in .London, .NY or .Tokyo, or you sell .diamonds, .furniture or .toys, you are guaranteed to find a gTLD that describes exactly what it is you do or where you do it.

Get noticed online and attract more visitors

Registering a generic domain name with one of the over 1,300 new gTLDs available is almost guaranteed to help you increase visibility online and attract the right crowd to your website.


Doing business in the UK? Get your hands on the shorter, sharper and smarter domain names.

Shorter and sharper

Get an even shorter, more memorable web address that not only shows you are based in the UK but looks good doing it! The stylish internet extension of the future has arrived for the UK.

Protect your brand's identity

Registering a .uk is a small price to pay to protect your UK and global online brand identity. Register yours now to stay relevant in today’s market and ensure your business is not left behind.

Ideal for digital pioneers

.uk domains are a must-have for digital natives and pioneers, with strong UK roots, and will soon become the first choice of domain for all UK based websites.

The new domain for London is here!

Attract over 8 million customers with the new .london domain and show your association with this great city.

Identify yourself with London

The .london is the new gTLD for the city of London and it's a fantastic opportunity for individuals and businesses to associate themselves with the commercial heart of the UK's capital city.

Get found easier on the internet

Getting a local extension such as .london shows you do business in the UK's capital city and makes it easier to be found when users search specifically for businesses in London.

Increase customer confidence

By associating your brand with this iconic city you will be aligning yourself with one of the world's leading cities for business and gain customers' trust with this local extension.

Our city. Our domain.

Q.What is an extension?

An extension is the ending of a domain name, commonly referred to as TLD (Top-Level Domain), suffix, or domain root.

There are different types of TLDs such as ccTLDs, which are country code specific, such as .de for Germany, and gTLDs that are new generic extensions such as .ninja.

Examples of popular TLDs include .com, .org, .net, .gov, .biz and .edu.

Many brands register their name with multiple extensions to protect their online identity, increase visibility and attract more visitors to their website.

Q.What are gTLDs?

gTLD stands for generic Top-Level Domain and it's a category of alternative extensions to the traditional .com, and .de. Also called new gTLDs or nTLDs, these are one of the hundreds of new names that have started to be released this year.

These gTLDs vary from practical extensions such as .web or .tech, to location-based ones such as .london or .wales, and even catchy extensions such as .ninja or .xyz.

Q.What are IDNs?

Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) include special characters through the use of Unicode. This enables individuals and businesses to register names in their native language such as: bü or mü

IDNs are useful for businesses looking for a more meaningful way to connect with local customers.

Q.What are ccTLDs?

Country-code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs) correspond to a country, territory, or other geographic location.

For example: .uk represents the United Kingdom, .de is for Germany, .mx for Mexico and .cn for Switzerland.

The rules for registering ccTLDs vary significantly depending on the extension. Some ccTLDs such as .eu or .us have residency restrictions which means that they require registrants to be located in a country in the European Union, respectively within the United States.

However, many of the ccTLDs can be registered by anyone, without any restrictions, such as .uk, .cn, .cc and more.

Q.What is a DNS?

The Domain Name System (DNS) is the internet's equivalent of a phone book, converting domain names into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. While machines access websites based on their individual IP address, it's much easier for people to remember a web address such as than an IP address like

Q.What details do I need to register domains?

For the registration process you will need to provide us with your name, address and a few other contact details. It's very important that the information you provide is valid and up-to-date in case of a dispute or other situations where you will need to show proof of ownership.

We will also need your payment details so we can process your registration.

Q.What extensions do you sell?

We are the UK's #1 provider of domain names so if a new extension is released it will also be available to register on 123-reg. From the traditional .com,, .net, .org to the new .uk, .london, . ninja, .xyz, we have it all.

Q.Are there any restrictions?

Yes. Some domains have registration restrictions which means that they can only be used for a specific purpose or by specific organisations or companies located in a specific country or region.

For example, can only be used by UK Government departments and government funded organisations while .eu can only be used by registrants who are located in a country in the European Union.

For each domain name you look up on 123-reg, you will also find specific information regarding registration restrictions.

Q.Are domains cheaper if registered for longer?

Yes, at 123-reg if you register for more than one year you'll already save money. The longer you register it for (up to ten years), the more you save!

Q.What characters can be used in a web address?

Regardless of the extension, all domain names must follow the same character rules:

  • You can use letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and dashes/hyphens (-).
  • Spaces are not allowed and the name cannot begin or end with a hyphen.
  • All domains are always lower case.
  • Your web address cannot include special characters like "&" or "!". However, there are exceptions with IDNs where you are allowed to include special characters from other languages in your domain names such as: bü or mü
  • A name cannot be less than three characters long not including the extension and more than 63 characters (excluding the .com, .uk,, .org and .net which can be 64 characters).
Q.What is a subdomain?

A subdomain is subdivision of a domain name, allowing you to put another name in your URL before your namespace. For example or or would be a subdomain of The www at the start of your web address is actually a subdomain.

Q.Can I cancel a domain name?

Yes, you can cancel it anytime you want. Simply log in to your control panel, go to the Domain Names section, click Manage Auto Renewal and choose the one you wish to cancel/ allow to expire. Click Confirm to confirm the one you have chosen to allow to cancel and you will also see the date they are due to expire.

Q.How do I add hosting for my domains?

If you've already registered a domain name with 123-reg, you will be able to associate it with your hosted website when you order your hosting package.

If your name is hosted elsewhere, make sure you transfer it to 123-reg first and then buy your website hosting package.

Q.How do I use my name for email only?

If you want to use your domain name for a personalised email address such as, to enable you to send and receive emails you will need a 123-reg mailbox.

When you use the 123-reg mailbox, you have three options to retrieve your email:

      1. 123-reg Webmail - This option allows you to access the emails sent to your new email address no matter where you are.
      2. Email Client - With this option you can receive email to your PC or laptop through email clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Eudora or Apple Mail.
      3. Mobile Device - You can easily set up 123-reg mailboxes to your mobile device so you can access your email on the go.

It is also possible to setup a personalised email address that simply forwards email to an existing address you may already have elsewhere such as Gmail, Yahoo or similar. This way you are able to continue using you existing address but can receive your emails. To send from your personalised address you will need an email mailbox account.

Make sure you read our complete email guide for instructions on how to set up your personal email.

Q.How do I get a website up and running?

After you've register your domain name and purchased your hosting package, you can set up your free two-page website which you can use as a placeholder until you are ready to release your site properly.

We have created an in-depth, step-by-step guide on how to create a website and get it up and running which you can download here.

Q.What is a site seal?

A site seal is a trust mark that helps build trust among your site's visitors and customers. It tells visitors that your site is safe and secure, which makes them feel more confident purchasing from you.

Q.What is domain parking?

Parking your domains with 123-reg is an easy way to earn money from your traffic. So if you have one or more domain names that you're not currently using, you can use our parking service to put them to work and earn some extra cash.

Once parked, it will be used to display relevant advertisement and every time a visitor clicks one of the ads you earn a percentage fee of what that company paid to be listed there.

Find out more about domain parking and how you can use your idle domains to earn money.

Q.How do I sell my domain?

With 123-reg, you can earn money by selling your domain names in the global marketplace. All you need to do is add the domain name you wish to sell, set your own price and we will list it for you on Sedo and NameMedia, the two largest marketplaces, as well as on 123-reg as a premium name.

Q.Where can I go if I have a question that is not answered above?

Our support site includes a plethora of information about everything from registering domains to hosting and building a website, so if you've run into a common problem that's where you should find a solution to it.

If you still can't find an answer, you can ask for help through the support site by using the Contact Us option.

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