How do I turn off Domain Ownership Protection (‘DOP’) for my domains?

This article will show you how to disable Domain Ownership Protection for your domain name.

Please note: the steps outlined in this guide will NOT cancel your DOP package. To do this, please read our Support article: How do I cancel or change my 123 Reg services?

Step 1 of 5

Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.


Step 2 of 5

From there, select Domain Names within the ‘Manage active products’ section. Next, choose your domain name from the provided list and then select Manage.

Manage Domain Names


Step 3 of 5

This will take you to the overview page for your chosen domain. From here, select Domain Ownership Protection within the Domain basics section.

Select Domain Ownership Protection


Step 4 of 5

On the next page, select Options for the domain you wish to amend and click Turn Off.

Turn off DOP


Step 5 of 5

Once you click the Turn Off button, enter the unique DOP password that was provided when the package was activated.

Please note: If the DOP password has to be reset, you will be required to confirm your identity to 123 Reg as part of a manual process which could take up to 14 days to complete.

Resetting the DOP password

In order to reset the password for the Domain Ownership service, please download a unique PDF form from your Control Panel -> Domain Ownership Protection -> from the drop-down menu select Reset Password.

The details required to fill the form can be received by following the steps here.

Once the form is filled, please send it to our Documents team via email, at

Please note: The reset email is sent to the registrant address of the domain name, therefore, please make sure that you have access to it.