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.
Firstly, you need to ensure your domain is pointed to the 123 Reg nameservers. Otherwise, you will not be able to configure the DNS zonefile.
You’ll also need to make sure that your domain isn’t locked or has the Domain Ownership Protection service enabled. For details on how to do this, please read our Support articles:
- How do I turn off Domain Ownership Protection (‘DOP’) for my domains?
- How do I lock/unlock my domain name?
Please note: it will take between 24-48 hours for any new nameserver (DNS) records to become active. For more information on changing your DNS records, please view the following article: How do I change the nameservers for my domain name?
Furthermore, upon completing this task, any existing DNS records will be set to our default, meaning the domain will no longer point at the website it was previously showing. Any MX records will also have to be recreated for email services.
Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.
From there, select your desired domain from the drop-down menu within the Manage Active Products section and click Manage.
Alternatively, you can scroll down to the Domain names section and select the relevant domain name from the drop-down menu. Once selected, click Manage.
Scroll down to the Advanced Domain Settings section and click Manage DNS.
Select Change within the Website Settings (A Records) section.
Choose 123 Reg Holding/Forwarding from the drop-down list. From there, select Point to service.
A pop-up window will appear, asking if you wish to confirm your changes. Click Confirm to complete the process.