How do I forward my domain name to another website?

This article will help you to forward your domain name to another website that you own.

Domain forwarding is the process of pointing one web address to a separate one. For example, you could use domain forwarding to have your domain take visitors to your blog, social media page or to a website that came with a free domain, giving your business more credibility.

Before you get started, please ensure that:

  • Your domain isn’t tied to any existing services, such as web hosting.
  • Your domain is pointed to the 123 Reg nameservers, or else any configurations you’ve made to the DNS will not take effect. For more information on how to do this, please view the following article: How do I change the nameservers for my domain name?

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

Once you’ve done this, simply follow these instructions:

Step 1 of 7

Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.

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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 which one you wish to update from the provided list by clicking the checkbox next to it.

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

Select Tickbox

Step 4 of 7

If you’re using our current Control Panel, click Forward in the bar that appears below. If you can’t see this option, click More instead and you will find it within the menu that appears.

If you’re using our legacy Control Panel, select Web forwarding within the Domain Basics section.

Step 5 of 7

If you’re using our current Control Panel, a pop-up window will appear where you will see several forwarding options: Permanent (301), Temporary (302) and Forward with Masking. Start by choosing which type of forward you want to use.

If you’re using our legacy Control Panel, you’ll be taken to a new page instead, which will show a list of your domains. Select Edit for the domain you wish to add a forwarder to and then click the Permanent forwarding (301 redirect) or Temporary forwarding (302 redirect) tab.

For more information about permanent and temporary forwarding, please read the following Support article: What is Web Forwarding?

Step 6 of 7

Once you’ve chosen a forwarder type, enter the link or URL you want visitors to be directed to within the provided field and click Continue or Confirm.

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After a few moments, your Web Forwarder will be set up. You won’t need to do anything else as we will automatically update your domain’s DNS records to incorporate our default forwarding IP address: