Your domain name is your business’ home on the web, the heart of your online identity. As a website address it’s the gateway for people to see what you have to offer. It tells people who you are, where you are, and what you do.
Every domain you register with 123 Reg comes with a free website and a free email account. You can manage it all from our easy-to-use control panel.
We’ve helped over a million people find the best domains they could. So what are you waiting for? Search for yours now!
With over 400 affordable domain extensions to choose from, it’s easy to find a memorable name with a suffix that fits your business.
Look professional, credible and unique with unlimited free email forwarding. All mail to firstname.lastname@example.org can be sent to any other email address, so you look professional without needing another email service.
Get your business on Google immediately with a free 2-page website. Choose from hundreds of professionally designed templates with drag-and-drop tools. Hosting included, no technical skills needed!
New to domain names? Managing is a breeze with our intuitive control panel. You’ll have full DNS control and web forwarding so you can point your web address at any website or even your Facebook page; update your cname or MX records; use MX records to control your email; even update your registrant details for free.
Blacklist monitoring checks your site against the Google Safe Browsing List and other search engines including Yahoo and Bing. Take immediate action to fix the problem and keep your website secure, to ensure you don't lose rankings or customer trust.
Browse our huge range of domains and hit ‘buy’ when you’ve found your perfect web address!
Head to your control panel where you can start to build your FREE 2-page website, hosted by us.
Hit ‘publish’ and there you have it – you’ve created a presence for your business online.
Send and receive emails using your domain to show customers you run a professional business.
From keeping your personal details private, to grabbing domains the moment they become available, we have plenty of time-savers and upgrades.
Stop spammers from getting your personal details online.
Get your perfect domain name, even if it’s already owned.
Quickly and easily order your domains in bulk.
See how easily you could find an incredible extension fit for a global brand, just like Cauli Rice did using 123 Reg, the UK’s #1 domain provider.
Every site is hosted on an internet web server, or a “host”. Computers access these hosts using an IP – a string of numbers like 184.108.40.206 – but that’s not very memorable for human beings.
A “domain name” converts an IP address to a more memorable, text-based version so that people don’t need to punch in a huge string of numbers to find the websites they want. This is all done through the Domain Name System – more commonly known as DNS.
Think of your domains like web addresses – the place people will find you online.
An extension is the ending of a domain name. Extensions are commonly referred to as a TLD (Top-Level Domain), suffix, or domain root.
There are many types of TLDs such as ccTLDs, which are country code specific, like .uk for the UK, and gTLDs, which are new generic extensions such as .website.
Some of the most popular TLDs include .com, .org, .net, and .biz.
Many businesses and brands register their name with multiple extensions to protect their online identity, increase visibility and attract more visitors to their website.
gTLD stands for generic Top-Level Domain. It’s a category of extensions that are alternatives to the traditional .com, .co.uk and .de domain roots.
Also called ‘new gTLDs’ or ‘nTLDs’, these are just a few of the hundreds of new names to search for that have been released recently for businesses and individuals to use.
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. Find out more about gTLDs and check if yours is available now.
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 .ch is used for Switzerland.
The rules for registering ccTLDs vary significantly depending on the extension. Some ccTLDs such as .de have residency restrictions, meaning that registrants are required to be located in the country of the domain extension they want to use.
However, many of the ccTLDs can be registered by anyone without any restrictions, including .uk, .ch, .es and several more.
In order to buy domain names, you’ll need to provide your name, address and a few other contact details. It’s crucial that the information you share is up-to-date and valid in case of a dispute or other situations where you need to show proof of ownership.
We will also need your payment details so we can process your registration.
We’ve got a huge selection!
As the UK’s #1 domain name provider, every new extension that is released is also available to be bought on 123 Reg. From the traditional .com, .co.uk, .net, .org to the new .uk, .london, .ninja, .xyz, we have it all.
Use our domain search to see which extensions are available for your desired name.
Just a few.
Some domains have registration restrictions, meaning they can only be used for a specific purpose or by specific organisations/companies in a specific country or region.
For example, .archi can only be used by individual professional architects or architecture firms, while .eu can only be used by registrants who are located in a country in the European Union.
Don’t worry – we make it obvious when restrictions apply. For every name you look up on 123 Reg, you will also find specific information regarding any domain registration restrictions that apply.
Regardless of the extension, all domain names use the same character rules which must be followed when you search for yours:
You can use letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and dashes/hyphens (-). Spaces are not allowed, and your domains cannot begin or end with a hyphen. 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.
Your web address cannot be less than three characters long, not including the extension, and names cannot be more than 63 characters so check yours is less than this.
Certainly – you can cancel any time you choose.
Simply log into your control panel, go to the Domain Names section, click Manage Auto Renewal and choose the name you wish to cancel/allow to expire.
Click Confirm to confirm the name you have chosen, and you will also see the date they are due to expire.
If you’ve already registered a domain name with 123 Reg, you can 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 before buying your website hosting package.
If you want to use your domain name for a branded or personalised email address such as email@example.com, you will need a 123 Reg mailbox to enable you to send and receive emails.
When you use the 123 Reg mailbox, you have three options to retrieve your email:
123 Reg Webmail – This option allows you to access the emails sent to your new customised address, no matter where you are.
Email Client – With this option, you can receive email to your PC or laptop through an email client of your choice such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Eudora or Apple Mail.
Mobile Device – You can easily set up 123 Reg mailboxes to your mobile device, giving you access to your email from anywhere with an internet connection.
It is also possible to setup a personalised or branded email address that simply forwards email to an existing inbox you may already have elsewhere such as Gmail, Yahoo or similar. This way, you can continue using your existing email address and receive your emails through your branded domain name. To send from your personalised address you will need an email mailbox account.
After you’ve registered your domain and purchased your hosting package, you can set up your free two-page website as a placeholder until you are ready for a proper site launch.
123 Reg offers a few great ways to get a website created, from our totally managed Make Me a Website service to our DIY Website Builder tool.
It’s really easy to transfer any existing domains you might have over to us. The first thing you’ll need to do is contact your current provider and make sure they are OK with the domain name transfer. Once you get the thumbs up from them, you can head to your control panel and carry out the transfer straight from there.
There are slightly different transfer procedures which depend on the type of extension you’re transferring and where you’re moving it from, but don’t worry, we have step-by-step guides for all of them. We also offer free transfers on selected domains.
We’ve made it incredibly easy to earn money by selling your unwanted web addresses on the global market place.
You list your domain through our domain selling service and set the price you want to sell at. We’ll list it for you on Sedo and Name Media, the two largest domain name marketplaces, as well as through 123 Reg’s premium domain service.
You’ll have unparalleled reach in the marketplace, making it more likely you’ll sell your domains faster and for the price you’ve set.
We’ve created a huge support site, chock-full of information about everything from registering domains to hosting and building a website.
The information there covers an enormous scope of common problems and questions, and it’s quite likely we’ve already solved your issue or offered a quick answer there.
If you still can’t find an answer on the support site, we also offer 24/7 telephone and ticket-based support.
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Questions? Call us 24/7 on 0330 221 1007