How do I point my domain name at the 123 Reg Holding page?
This article will help you to set up your Domain Name to point at the 123 Reg Holding page.
If you’re not using a domain but want to keep hold of it so you may use it later, you can point it to the 123 Reg holding page. That way, if anyone stumbles across your domain then they will see some content, rather than a blank page.
To do this, 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:
- How do I turn off Domain Ownership Protection (‘DOP’) for my domains?
- How do I lock/unlock my domain name?
If, however, you have our current Domain Ownership Protection service (purchased after August 2023) assigned to your domain, please continue reading.
You’ll also need to ensure your domain is pointed to the 123 Reg nameservers. Otherwise, any configurations you’ve made to the DNS through our Control Panel will not take effect. You will need to set your DNS at your nameserver provider. 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 new nameserver changes to become active.
Furthermore, upon completing this task, your DNS record will be set to our default forwarding IP address (18.104.22.168), meaning that the domain will no longer point at the website it was previously showing.
Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.
Next, select Manage All opposite Domains within the ‘All Products and Services’ section.
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 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?
This will take you to the overview page for your chosen domain. If you’re using our current Control Panel, click DNS within the toolbar.
If you’re using our legacy Control Panel, select Manage DNS within the Advanced Domain Settings section.
If you’re using our current Control Panel, click the edit icon for your domain’s A record (represented by the pencil).
If you’re using our legacy Control Panel, click Change within the Website Settings (A Records) section.
If you’re using our current Control Panel, change the Value field to Parked and then click Save.
If you’re using our legacy Control Panel, choose 123 Reg Holding/Forwarding from the drop-down list. From there, select Point to service.
If you’ve enabled Domain Ownership Protection on your domain, you will need to verify your identity. This can be done via 2-Step Verification or by entering the one-time password that will be sent to your email address.
Enter your code into the provided field and click Verify.
A pop-up window will appear, asking if you wish to confirm your changes. Click Confirm to complete the process.