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Connect Domain.com to Weebly

Connect Domain.com to Weebly

Connecting your custom domain from Domain.com to Weebly is pretty straightforward and relatively easy.

The first one is to add the domain as the Site Address in Weebly and the second is to point your domain to the IP address assigned to your site.

Note: Just like other web host providers such as Wix, Squarespace and Shopify, you need to have a paid hosting plan to be able to connect your domain name to Weebly.

Part 1. Add your existing domain in Weebly

  1. Login to your Weebly.com account
  2. Select the website you wish to link to your domain.
  3. Click the Settings tab at the top
  4. Under General > Site address click the Change button.

Connect Domain.com to Weebly - Weebly Site Settings

  1. Click the Connect or transfer now link below the search field.

Connect Domain.com Domain to Weebly

  1. Enter your domain name.
  2. Click the Connect your domain option.

Connect Domain.com to Weebly - Use a domain you already own

You’ll be shown two options for making the necessary DNS changes to your domain: One for doing it yourself, and one for emailing your domain host for assistance.

Choose one of these options and follow the steps to get your DNS records updated to point to the provided IP address.

Don’t forget to publish your website to the new site address when the process is complete.

 

Part 2. Point Your Domain.com Domain to Weebly IP address

This part varies depending who’s the DNS provider of your domain name.

But if you’re using Domain.com name servers, you just need to point the root domain @ and subdomain www to the same Weebly IP address. Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@A199.34.228.75
wwwA199.34.228.75

 

Create an A record

  1. Log in to your Domains Dashboard.
    Connect Domain.com with Weebly - Login to your Domains Dashboard
  2. In Card View, click Manage on the domain you wish to update the DNS records.
    Connect Domain.com with Weebly - Card View, click Manage
  3. In List View, click on the cog icon.
    Connect Domain.com with Weebly - List view, click the cog icon
  4. On the left sidebar, click on DNS & Nameservers.
    Connect Domain.com with Weebly - Click DNS & Nameservers
  5. On the DNS & Nameservers page, select the DNS Records tab.
    Connect Domain.com with Weebly - DNS Records Tab
  6. Add a new A Record by clicking the blue + button.
    Connect Domain.com with Weebly - Add DNS Record
  7. In the window that appears, select the DNS record type from the dropdown list.
    Connect Domain.com with Weebly - Select the DNS Record Type
  8. Type in the DNS record value. Normally, for A Records, it is in IP Address format (ex. 199.34.228.75).
    Connect Domain.com with Weebly - Type in the DNS record value
  9. Then click on the Add DNS button.
  10. Or, choose from the list of records you wish to edit by clicking the 3 dots on the side.
    Connect Domain.com with Weebly - Click on the 3 dots on the side
  11. Make your revisions and click on Update DNS.

 

Publish Site

Once you’ve updated the domain’s DNS settings, return to your Weebly site and publish it.

Due to DNS propagation delay, you may not be able to see the changes immediately.

 

DNS Propagation

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 Weebly, it’s just a matter of time before you see the domain integrated with your Weebly website.

 

If you have another domain from a different domain registrar that you wish to connect with Weebly, check this post.

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