Using Personal Domain in UK ( with 123-Reg

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  1. adjones macrumors member


    Nov 14, 2007
    Hi all,

    I have a personal domain registered through 123-Reg and I want to attach it to my mobileme account (currently on trial).

    How do I go about doing this?
  2. Olivier macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2008
    You cannot set this up with a trial version, at least that's what I learned when I set my site up using .Mac back in the days. Then you need to configure you're 123-reg account so that you host your site on MobileMe (I suggest you browse through the net for iWeb and personal domain, it has something to with changing the CNAME).

    Hope this helps.

  3. kevlong macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2008
    When I do this for my host, it is usually just a case of:
    • changing the DNS servers to point to MobileMe
    • Either parking the domain, if you are sharing a web site or creating an addon domain if you want it to operate separately

    MobileMe might be a little frendlier as far as understanding the difference between parked and addon, but the DNS servers will need to change at the 123-reg end of things.

  4. AndyMoore macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2008
    Isn't it just a case of logging into MobileMe, clicking your account button and then choosing Personal Domain from the left hand side?

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  5. Fozziebear40 macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2008
    Newton-le-Willows, England
    Yes but I think you have to get your domain supplier to change the CNAME to point to ( ok ok.... :( )
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    It can't be, MX/Name Server records must need to be altered with your registrar.
  7. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    I seem to have come across a problem adding my Personal Domain with a address..

    It keeps spitting out the error:
    1) it IS entered correctly as I can copy/paste it into a web browser and it works fine
    2) the domain name only contains letters
    3) it does include the top level domain (ie,

    what gives?

    looks like I'm not the only person with the problem
    seems like anything not a .com/.org etc.. is failing the .mac -> .me transition..
    lets hope apple fix it soon
  8. GaryMumford macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2008
    Same problem here. I have 2 domains with 123-reg. The .com works perfectly with MobileMe but the is a no go! On the up side, I did not have to change anything on 123. it just worked instantly! I was surprised as I thought it would take 24hrs for the domain name server to update. On the down side of MobileMe. It looks as though as well as not allowing domains, you can only have 1 domain name assigned to the mobile me account. So if you have paid out for, .org, .eu, and .com. you are stuck with just one of them!:(
  9. MojoWill macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2008
    looks like you can no longer use with mobile me however i use to have one set up with .mac
  10. Jowl macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2006
    Yep, It wouldn't let me use any of my addresses either.

    Thought it was a CNAME/DNS type error.
  11. Abu Tech macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2008
    There is an issue with MobileMe in adding anything other than .com, .net and .org domains. I have one of the new .me TLD and I get the same error as above. I have no idea as to why this is happening as when the service was .mac this was not an issue.

    I managed to speak to a support advisor via the chat service yesturday and despite the fact that they had no idea about any of the these problems there is hope if you have a domain.

    If you go to and under the support options select chat (when its available as more often than not it isnt, and the chat button is greyed out under some sections so just click on it under whichever header you can find it).

    Once you manage to speak to a support advisor they can manualy add your domain up until :apple: fix the service to work properly!

    Hope this helps.
  12. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    Good idea.. I shall try this today if they're open for chat..

    Thanks for the tip


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