How do I activate Domain Ownership Protection?

This article will show you how to activate your Domain Ownership Protection service.

After purchasing Domain Ownership Protection, you’ll then need to activate it on the domain name you wish to protect. To do this, simply follow the instructions outlined below.

Please note: this article only applies to our previous generation of Domain Ownership Protection (purchased before August 2023).

Step 1 of 7

Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.

Step 2 of 7

Next, select Manage All opposite Domains within the ‘All Products and Services’ section.

Step 3 of 7

You will now see a complete list of your purchased domain names. Select the domain you want to update from the provided list.

If you can’t find your domain in this list, you may be able to find it on the Domain Overview page within our legacy Control Panel. For details on how to do this, please read the following article: How do I access and manage my products?

Select Domain

Step 4 of 7

This will take you to the overview page for your chosen domain. If you’re using our current Control Panel, simply click the Off toggle opposite Domain Protection.

If you’re using our legacy Control Panel, you’ll need to select Domain Ownership Protection within the Domain basics section.

Step 5 of 7

If you’re using our current Control Panel, a pop-up window will now appear, asking you to confirm your choice. Click Continue.

If you’re using our legacy Control Panel, select Activate for the domain you wish to activate DOP for.

Step 6 of 7

A pop-up window will now appear on-screen, which will feature your Domain Ownership Protection password. Please keep a note of your unique password in a secure location, as you will not be able to change your password and we do not store any record of it on our database.

Once you’ve done this, click the I have copied this password and stored it in a safe place box and select Confirm.


Step 7 of 7

After a few moments, Domain Ownership Protection will be enabled on your domain name.