WordPress Name Servers or 123-reg Name Servers? (3 posts)

  1. vanessahunt
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there,

    Apologies if this is not the right place to post my question. Please advise me who to contact if it is not.

    I signed up for a new domain on 123-reg and paid for hosting, since a friend told me I could do this and then use the WordPress app on their hosted package to access my WordPress.com site. My domain is vanessahunt.co.uk and my wordpress site is vanessahunt.wordpress.com

    However, I then discovered I could point my wordpress site directly to vanessahunt.co.uk, so I have paid the $13 and done this. My email stopped working so I had to tweak the MX records and now it is working OK.

    My question, however, is whether there any advantages to moving to the WordPress app on 123-reg? And what steps would I need to take to make this happen? Currently I am just maintaining my blog & adding posts on the WordPress.com site.

    I am also even wondering if I need to pay for 123-reg hosting if my blog remains on the WordPress.com site and is just pointing to the vanessahunt.co.uk domain?

    HUGE thanks in advance - I am going around in circles, since I am not familiar with websites etc!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. 123regonline
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello Vanessa.

    When you are linking a domain name to WordPress the usual way is to change the nameservers on the domain to point to WordPress as far as I am aware. You can use the below guide to help you do this from your 123-reg control panel:


    Can I check if you have email services with 123-reg?

    If you do, after changing the nameservers you will need to set up the below two mx records to keep this email working correctly:


    If I can be of any further help please just ask.

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