How do I set my domain name to show my website without the www. prefix?

This article will show you to set up your website so that visitors can access it by entering either ‘www.mydomain.com’ or just ‘mydomain.com’.

Before you get started, you’ll first 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 nameserver changes to become active.

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

Step 1 of 6

Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.

 

Step 2 of 6

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.

Select Manage

 

Step 3 of 6

Scroll down to the Advanced Domain Settings section and click Manage DNS.

Click Manage DNS

 

Step 4 of 6

Select the Advanced DNS tab near the top.

 

Step 5 of 6

On the next page, find the A record with an @ within its DNS Entry field and select the Edit button for it.

Edit A Record

 

Step 6 of 6

Copy the fields that you have setup under www into the @ record. Once done, click the tick icon confirm your changes.

Confirm changes

Please note: it will take between 4-8 hours for any DNS records to become active, provided you didn’t also change the nameservers.