How do I change the nameservers for my domain name?

This article will show you how to change the nameservers for your domain name.

To update the nameservers of your domain name, you’ll first need to make sure that your domain isn’t locked. In addition to this, if you have an older version of our Domain Ownership Protection service (purchased before August 2023) in place on your domain, you may need to disable this service. For details on how to do this, please read the following articles:

If, however, you have our current Domain Ownership Protection service (purchased after August 2023) assigned to your domain, please continue reading.

Please note: it will take between 24-48 hours for any nameserver changes to become active.

Do you have a website with a 3rd party provider? If you’ve just changed your nameservers to 123 Reg, learn how to re-point your domain name to your website by checking out this article.

Step 1 of 4

Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.

Step 2 of 4

From your ‘My Products’ page, scroll down to the Domains section. Find the domain you wish to change and click


If you can’t find your domain, you may be able to find it on the ‘Manage active products’ page within our legacy Control Panel. Click the link within the ‘We are in the process of migrating our system…’ bar above.

From the legacy Control Panel, select Domain Names within the ‘Manage active products’ section. Choose your domain name from the list and select Manage.


Step 3 of 4

From the ‘Domain Portfolio’ page, clickDNS and then select Nameservers. Select the green Change Nameservers


If you’re using our legacy Control Panel, you’ll see the ‘Manage domain’ page. Scroll down to ‘Advanced Domain Settings’ and select Change Nameservers (DNS).


Step 4 of 4

To choose your own nameservers, select I’ll use my own nameservers. Then, enter the details for the nameservers you wish to add into the provided boxes. Then, click Save to complete the change.


If you’re using our legacy Control Panel, enter the details for the nameservers you wish to add into the provided boxes. Then, click Update to complete the change.


To return your nameservers back to their original 123 Reg defaults, please follow the steps in this article:

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