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Connect a Google Domain Name with Wix

This Connect Google Domains to Wix guide can be done in two ways.  This is relatively simple if the first method is applicable for you.

The first method is through Google Domains easy-connect feature while the other is through Manual integration (creating DNS records).

Let’s start with the first option.

Before you begin:
Free plan has no capability to connect a domain to a Wix website. It is a must to upgrade your Wix plan to a Premium one for this process to work.

Method 1: Google Domains Easy-connect process

Connecting Google Domains with Wix via easy integration will work if your domain name and Wix website are registered under the same Google account.

If not, you can either skip this Easy-connect process or share the domain management of your domain to the same account where your Wix website was created from.

This workaround allows Google Domains to find the website you created through Wix under the same Google account. 

If your domain and Wix website are in the same account, proceed to the steps below.

  1. Open Google Domains.
  2. Click the domain name you want to manage.
  3. Open the Menu.
  4. Click Website and then Build website.
  5. Click See all options.
  6. Under Wix click Continue.
  7. Click Sign in to existing account. (If you have more than one Google account in browser session, you will be prompted to select your Google account. Select the owner account of your domain.)
  8. Click Accept if Wix asks permission to view your Google account information.
  9. Click Accept if Wix asks permission to manage your Google domain resource records.
  10. Log in to your existing Wix account. 
  11. To verify your domain is connected, review site address setting inside the Settings tab. If not, click on Manage Domains to set it up.
  12. Publish your site and test your domain address in a browser.

If the domain URL loads successfully, Congratulations! You’ve successfully set up your Wix site and connected your domain.

DNS changes may take 24 – 48 hours to fully take effect across the entire internet so you may need to wait a little bit more before seeing your website online.

 

Method 2: Manual integration

This manual integration is a 2-part domain mapping process.

The first part requires you to add your custom domain through Wix while the second part is for you to mapping your domain to Wix Resource records or Name servers.

The second part varies depending who’s the DNS provider of your domain, but in a nutshell, you need to create DNS records like A and CNAME(Pointing method) or redirect your domain to Wix name servers(DNS method).

Don’t get confused. The Pointing and DNS methods are terms used by Wix, but those may have different meaning for other providers.

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.

 

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 / A & CNAME

Connect Google domain to Wix via DNS records

DNS / Name servers

Connect Google domain to Wix via Name servers
These are just examples, you may see different values for your account.

 

Part 2: Create A and CNAME or use Wix Name Servers

Choose one between the two integration options.

The main difference between these two is Pointing allows Google Domains to manage the domain settings while DNS method gives Wix that capability.

 

Pointing / A & CNAME

This is the method where you need to create an A and CNAME record through Google Domains.

  1. Sign in to Google Domains.
  2. Click the domain you want to update.
  3. Open the menu Menu.
  4. Click the DNS icon .
  5. Scroll to the Custom resource records section. Set the custom resource record type your web host requires.
  6. To create a specific type of record, follow these steps:
  7. For an A record, use these values:
    • Name: @
    • Type: A
    • TTL: 1H
    • Data: 23.236.62.147(this is just an example)
  8. Click Add.
  9. For a CNAME record, use these values:
    • Name: www
    • Type: CNAME
    • TTL: 1H
    • Data: www170.wixdns.net(this is just an example)
  10. Click Add.

DNS / Name servers

This method requires you to point or redirect the domain to Wix name servers. 

Choosing this option will move the DNS management to Wix.

  1. On your computer, sign in to Google Domains.
  2. Select the name of your domain.
  3. In the top left, click Menu Menu and then DNS.
  4. Under Name servers, select Use custom name servers.
  5. In the Name server field, enter a custom name server(ex. ns4.wixdns.net). 
  6. Click Add Plus to add more name servers(ex. ns5.wixdns.net).
  7. Click Save.

 

Verify Your Domain Connection

Once done with either Method 1 or 2, return to the Domains page in your Wix account and click Verify Connection. Connect Google domain to Wix - Verify Domain

 

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, I’m positive 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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