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Connect 123-Reg Domain to Wix Website

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Connect 123-Reg Domain to Wix

This guide on how to Connect your 123-Reg Domain to Wix is a 2-part integration process.

The first part is to add the domain through Wix website while the second part is to configure the DNS of your domain through your DNS provider.

The process of doing the second part varies depending who’s hosting the DNS of your domain.

But in a nutshell, you need to either create DNS records like A and CNAME(Pointing method) or redirect your domain to Wix name servers(DNS method).

Don’t get confused. The terms “Pointing” and “DNS” methods used by Wix have different meaning for other providers. I’m just using it how Wix named their methods

If you’re a beginner, I recommend to use DNS method. This way, the Wix support team can help you with DNS and website concerns at the same time.

Redirecting your domain to Wix nameservers will allow them to host the DNS and easily configure it on your behalf.

But if you’re already comfortable or have a lot of experience managing the DNS on your own, then you may use the Pointing method instead.

Before you begin:
You must upgrade your Wix site to a Premium Plan before you can connect your domain.

 

Without further ado. Here’s the specific domain mapping instruction for those who have a 123-Reg domain name.  

Part 1: Add Your Domain through Wix

  1. Go to the Domains page in your Wix account.
  2. Click Connect a domain you already own. Note: If you already have a domain in your account, click Add an Existing Domain, then select Connect a domain you already own.
  3. Select the site you want to connect your domain to and click Next.
  4. Enter the domain name.
  5. Click DNS next to Connection Method at the bottom of the page.
  6. Select DNS or Pointing.
  7. Click Confirm.
  8. Click Next.

Wix will display the necessary CNAME and A record or Name servers where you can point your domain name to.

 

Pointing method:

Connect 123-Reg Domain to Wix Website via Pointing method

DNS / Name servers method:

Connect 123-Reg Domain to Wix Website via DNS method
These are just examples, you may see different values in your account.

 

Part 2: DNS Configuration

In the DNS configuration, you have two options how you want to go about it, but you only need to choose one.

You can either point your domain to Wix Name servers or create A and CNAME records.

 

Option 1: Pointing Domain to Wix Name servers

1. Log in to your 123 Reg control panel.

Connect 123-Reg Domain to Wix - Control Panel

2. Have a look in the Domains section. Select your domain name using the drop-down menu and then click on the Manage button.

Connect 123-Reg Domain to Wix - Control Panel

3. If you are changing a top level domain i.e. .com, .net etc, you will need to unlock the domain name first. This can be done by selecting the Manage Domain Locking option and clicking on the Unlock domain link. Once the domain has been unlocked click on the Back to Control Panel link.

4. Select the Change Nameservers option.

5. Enter your nameserver records into the relevant boxes. If the IP addresses are required you will be asked for these as well.

6. Click on the Change Nameservers (DNS) button.

Connect 123-Reg Domain to Wix - Change Nameservers

7. You can now change your Nameservers. Click the Update button to complete the process.

 

Option 2: Pointing by DNS (A or CNAME or both)

1. Login to your 123 Reg control panel. In the Domain names section, select the relevant domain name in the drop-down list and click on the Manage button.

Connect 123-Reg Domain to Wix - Control Panel

2. Scroll down to the Advanced Domain Settings section and click on the Manage DNS (A, MX, CNAME, TXT) link.

Connect 123-Reg Domain to Wix - Manage DNS

3. Click on the Advanced DNS tab.

Connect 123-Reg Domain to Wix - Advanced DNS

4. Select A or CNAME from the Type drop down list, depending on what your web host advised you to add.

Connect 123-Reg Domain to Wix - A record

5. In the Hostname field enter www or @ symbol.

In the Destination address field enter the IP address or destination the domain will point to.

Connect 123-Reg Domain to Wix - CNAME record

Please note: You can point the root domain (example.com) by using the @ symbol instead of www. This means that people can enter example.com into their browser and be directed to your IP address, whereas entering www will mean that the user will have to enter www.example.com.

In many cases, both records are used, meaning that the user can enter either www.example.com or just example.com

6. Click on the Add new entry button to save the new record.

Note: If this record is to replace an existing record you can delete the original record by pressing the delete button.

 

Verify Your Domain Connection

Once done adding your domain through Wix and DNS records through your DNS provider.

Return to the Domains page in your Wix account and click Verify Connection. Connect 123-Reg Domain to Wix - Verify Connection

 

Propagation delay

All DNS changes may take 24 – 48 hours to fully take effect across the entire internet. This delay is also known as DNS propagation.

If the DNS has been properly configured and the domain has been added successfully through Wix, rest assured that it’s just a matter of time before you will see your domain integrated to your website.

 

Other 3rd-party Domain Registrars

For those who have other domain names from 3rd-party domain registrars, check this Registrar-specific guide for further information:

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