How much does a domain name cost?
With over 400 affordable domain extensions to choose from, it’s easy to find a memorable name with a suffix that fits your business.
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Why buy domain names with 123 Reg?
Here are just a few reasons why you should choose a domain name through 123 Reg.
We've been helping businesses get online since 2000, with over 1.7 million. UK domains registered
Everything you need
We have a huge selection of low-priced, unique extensions, with no hidden costs!
Here to help
If you ever get stuck, we’re here for you via phone, live chat or ticket support
The benefits of having your own domain
Show your credibility
Protect your business
Prevent anyone from imitating you by securing a domain that matches your brand name.
Make it easier for people to find and remember you with a custom web address.
Rank higher on Google
Having a unique domain will help increase your ranking on search engines
How do I buy a domain name?
Here are just a few reasons why you should choose a domain name through 123 Reg.
Check if your domain is available or find a suitable alternative
Add your domain to your basket and continue to the checkout
Start your search and find a brand new domain now
All this free with every domain!
After setting up an email address for your domain, you can then create multiple forwarders so that any messages sent to a particular address, like ‘email@example.com’, are passed on to your preferred address.
Free Website Builder trial
Create a mobile-friendly website without any technical skills with a 30-day free trial of Website Builder. Simply choose a suitable template and then personalise it by adding your own content, with blogging and SEO tools included.
Complete DNS management
New to Domain Names? We equip you with the tools you need for total control. You can use DNS and web forwarding to point your web address at any website or even your Facebook page; update your CNAME or A record and use MX records to control your email.
Intuitive control panel
Stay on top of all your products and ensure your services remain uninterrupted with our user-friendly control panel. Manage your active products and check upcoming renewals from one handy place.
3 easy steps to online success with domain names!
Check your domain’s availability
Browse our huge range of domains and hit ‘buy’ when you’ve found your perfect web address!
Take your idea online
Assign your domain name to an existing website or make one from scratch with your 30-day free trial of Website Builder.
Send and receive emails using your custom address to show customers you run a professional business.
More than just a domain registration service
From keeping your personal details private, to grabbing domains the moment they become available, we have plenty of time-savers and upgrades.
Find an awesome web address for your business
“I was really pleased ‘catfishglass.co.uk’ was available… I find 123 Reg really easy to use. The one thing I love the most is the simplicity of their services on my phone.”
Kiera Wilford – Catfish Glass
Frequently asked questions
What is a domain name?
A domain name is the address for a website that appears in the browser bar. For example, our domain name is '123 Reg.co.uk'.
There are two parts to every domain: the main name (i.e. '123 Reg') and the extension (i.e. '.co.uk'). No two websites can have the same domain name because it is unique to you.
How do I search for a domain name?
You can check the availability of a domain name by using the search function displayed on this page or on our Homepage. Simply enter your ideal name and you’ll be given a list of relevant options for you to purchase.
If your ideal web address has already been taken, then you can use our backordering service to secure it as soon as it becomes available.
How do domain names work?
Every site is hosted on an internet web server, or a “host”. Computers access these hosts using an IP – a string of numbers like 18.104.22.168 – 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.
What is an extension?
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.
Some of the most popular extension types are Geographic and International domains.
Geographic TLDs are perfect for local businesses and organisations. They tell people in which city or region a shop, a restaurant or an agency is located. Extensions like .london, .vegas, .berlin and .tokyo are a great choice for attracting local customers.
International TLDs are the ideal choice for brands looking to promote their local presence and connect with customers from a specific country. Depending on which market or country you wish to target, you can go with an established international extension like .de, .es, .it or with the new .uk or .global.
What are the new gTLDs?
gTLD stands for generic Top-Level Domain. It’s a category of extensions that are alternatives to the traditional .com, .co.uk and .de suffixes.
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.
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 .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.
How do I purchase a domain?
It's incredibly easy to register your own domain name. Simply follow the steps outlined below to get started:
1) Enter your ideal web address into our search tool
2) Find the most suitable option from our list of suggestions
3) Add it to your basket and continue to the checkout process
For more information, please read the following article: Getting started with 123 Reg Domain names.
What details do I need to register a domain name?
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.
What extensions do you sell?
We’ve got a huge selection! From traditional options like .com, .co.uk, .net and .org to unique alternatives like .club, .london, .ninja and .store, we have it all.
Use our domain search to see which extensions are available for your desired name.
Are there any restrictions?
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 registration restrictions that apply.
What should I consider when choosing a domain?
Although there's no wrong answer, here are a few important items to consider when deciding on your perfect web address:
Keep it short, simple and memorable - around 10 characters long
Try to feature your business name or the services you offer
Make sure it's easy to spell and pronounce
Don't include special characters or punctuation (i.e. $ ! &)
Select a relevant extension (i.e. if you’re a British business, go for .UK)
Can I buy more than one domain name?
Of course! In fact, we recommend that you buy multiple extensions (i.e. co.uk, .org, .com) so that no-one else can, helping to protect your business from any competitors.
Whether you wish to purchase several domains at the same time or separately, our tools allow you to do either. Best of all, they can all be easily managed from our intuitive Control Panel.
Can I cancel a domain name?
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.
Is it possible to use my domain name for emailing only (no live website)?
If you want to use your domain name for a branded or personalised email address such as firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
How do I transfer domain names to 123 Reg?
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 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.
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I have had my domain names registered with 123-reg for many years now and have found them to be reliable and helpful when I had questions and although you might think them a little more pricey than other companies you can register your domain names with by the time you take into account all the hidden extras from the other companies it turns out that 123-reg is a good price!