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 ‘’ or just ‘’.

Firstly, you’ll need to ensure your domain is pointed to the 123 Reg nameservers. Otherwise, you will not be able to configure the DNS zonefile.

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?

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


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Select the Advanced DNS tab near the top.


Step 5 of 6

On the next page, find the Type A DNS Entry with an @ and select the Edit button for it.


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.

Save changes