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Domain Names

Register a domain to turn your idea into a reality

 

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.

First Year Price

.co.uk*

£0.79

.online

‪£1.99‬

.store

‪£1.99‬

.uk*

‪£0.79‬

.solutions

‪£11.99‬

.club

‪£15.99‬

.com**

‪£0.01‬

.fit

‪£29.99‬

.college

‪£79.99‬

.marketing

‪£9.99‬

 

Why buy domain names with 123 Reg?

Here are just a few reasons why you should choose a domain name through 123 Reg.

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Reliable registrar

We've been helping businesses get online since 2000, with over 1.7 million. UK domains registered

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Your own website

Enjoy a free 30-day trial of our Website Builder Personal plan, included with every domain purchase
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Transparent pricing

We have a huge selection of low-priced, unique extensions, with no hidden costs!

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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

Impress customers with a professional online presence that is uniquely yours.

Protect your business

Prevent anyone from imitating you by securing a domain that matches your brand name.

Get discovered

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.

Step 1

Enter your ideal domain into the provided search function below

Step 2

Check if your domain is available or find a suitable alternative

Step 3

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!

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Free Website Builder trial

Create a mobile-friendly website without any technical skills with a 30-day free trial of Website Builder. Blogging and SEO tools included.

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Complete DNS management

Use web forwarding to point your web address at any website, or your Facebook page, and update your MX records to control your email.

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Intuitive control panel

Manage all your products, check upcoming renewals and ensure your services remain uninterrupted from one handy place with our user-friendly control panel.

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.

Communicate professionally

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.

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Premium Domains

Secure the web address you have always wanted.

  • Is your dream domain being sold by another user?

  • Secure your ideal extension that might otherwise be unavailable

  • Find it cheaper elsewhere? We’ll price match it for you

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Backorder Domains

Get your perfect Domain Name, even if it’s already owned.

  • No upfront fees

  • Pay only when your preferred name has been secured

  • We actively monitor your desired domain

Domain Transfers

Move your domain names over to us.

  • Transfer up to 500 domain names at once

  • Free transfers for .uk and .co.uk domains

  • No disruptions to your website and email services

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 92.51.159.41 – 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 yourname@yourdomain.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.

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.

Find out more about moving your domain name to 123 Reg

Great Customer Support!

Very quick and easy to get a domain name, but the customer support made my experience great. My agent was Cristian, he was very helpful and managed to get the problem resolved quickly. Would definitely recommend it!

Panda Blue

Great user support

Bought a new domain name for new business, couldn't be simpler; Small issue with buying domain protection (my error) but Ion in their user support team was awesome and sorted in double quick time.

Hughes Family

Great staff

I recently purchased a domain name which I had difficulty accessing (due to my lack of knowledge!) Deea was brilliant at helping me to navigate what I needed and got me to where I needed to be. Great service and staff.

Emma Smart

123-reg are reliable and helpful!

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!

N. Kinley

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