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How Do I Migrate To Distil: 123reg.com

Migrating Your Website to Distil Using 123reg.com DNS:

123reg.com provides an easy to use and understand DNS system.  Migrating your 123reg.com domain is a simple process that involves two steps:

  • Change your CNAME record for www.website.com to point to a CNAME provided by Distil
  • Change your A Record entry for website.com to point to an IP provided by Distil 

Editing your www CNAME to point to Distil's Network

  1. Log In To 123-reg
  2. In the Domain names section, select the domain you want to edit
  3. Click Manage DNS
  4. Click Advanced DNS
  5. Delete the entry you are changing by clicking delete
  6. In the Add new entry section, add the following:
  7. In Hostname enter the www subdomain
  8. In the Type Menu select: CNAME
  9. In Destination CNAME enter the CNAME assigned to you by the Add Domain phase in the portal or your deployment email.  This is usually www.yourwebsite.com.distil.us.

Editing your root domain yourwebsite.com A Record to point to Distil's Network

  1. Log In to your 123reg account
  2. In the Domain names section, choose the domain you want to edit from the drop-down menu
  3. Click the Manage button
  4. Click Manage DNS
  5. Click Advanced DNS
  6. Under Hostname find the @ record 
  7. In the Destination/Target field enter in the root domain IP address assigned to you by the Add Domain phase in the portal or your deployment email
  8. Click save
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