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Connect Your Existing Domain to Weebly

This 2-part domain mapping instruction of Weebly is pretty straightforward and relatively easy compared to other providers.

The first part is to add your domain as the Site Address in Weebly and the second part is to point your domain to Weebly’s IP address.

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 to Weebly - Weebly Site Settings

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

Connect Domain to Weebly

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

Connect Domain 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 to Weebly IP address

This part varies depending who’s the DNS provider of your domain name. But in a nutshell, you just need to point the naked domain @ and subdomain www to the same Weebly IP address.

Choose your domain registrar, reseller or DNS provider below:

IONOS: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A199.34.228.75
www (www.domain.com)A199.34.228.75

 

Adding an A Record

To add a new A record, follow these steps:

1. In the Domains section of the Control Panel, next to your desired domain, click on the gear symbol under Actions and select DNS.

2. Click Add Record and select the A type.

3. In the Host Name field, specify the desired host. To create the A record for your domain, enter the @ character.

4. In the Points to field, enter the desired IPv4 address: 199.34.228.75(this is just an example, enter the actual Weebly IP address for your website).

5. Optional: Select the desired TTL. By default, your changes will become active immediately.

6. Below the Preview for www row, do not use the same record for www.

7. Click Save.  

123 Reg: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ A199.34.228.75
www A199.34.228.75

 

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 Weebly- 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 Weebly- Manage DNS

3. Click on the Advanced DNS tab.

Connect 123-Reg Domain to Weebly- Advanced DNS

4. Select A from the Type drop down list.

Connect 123-Reg Domain to Weebly- A record

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

In the Destination address field enter the Weebly IP address.

Connect 123-Reg Domain to Weebly - CNAME record

Please note: You need to point the root domain (example.com) by using the @ symbol. 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 this cases, you need to add both records so that users 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.

Bluehost: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A199.34.228.75
www (www.domain.com)A199.34.228.75

 

Bluerock

1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.

2. Click the Domains tab from the side navigation menu to the left.

3. Next to the domain name you wish to update, click the ▼ icon next to Manage, then choose DNS from the drop-down menu that appears.

Connect a Bluehost domain to Weebly

4. Scroll down to locate the record type you wish to update, and click the Add Record button.

  • In the Host Record field, enter the desired record name (ex. example.com).
  • In the Points To field, enter the address that the record should resolve to (ex. 199.34.228.75).
  • Leave the TTL field at its default setting
  • Other fields may appear depending on the type of record you are creating (A record/type).

5. Click on the Save button to add the record. Repeat the same steps to add the CNAME record. If there’s an existing CNAME for www, make sure to delete it first before proceeding.

 

Legacy

1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.

2. Click the Domains tab from the navigation menu that stretches across the top of your screen.

3. Click the Zone Editor from the sub-menu.

4. Select the domain you’re modifying from the drop-down box.

5. Scroll down to the heading named Add DNS Record.

  • In the Host Record field, enter the desired record name (ex. example.com).
  • In the Points To field, enter the address that the record should resolve to (ex. 199.34.228.75).
  • Leave the TTL field at its default setting
  • Other fields may appear depending on the type of record you are creating (A record/type).

6. Click on the Add Record button to create the record. 

Cloudflare: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ A199.34.228.75
www A199.34.228.75

 

To create an A record, please follow these steps:

1. Login to your Cloudflare account.

2. Select your domain name on the list.

3. Click the DNS settings tab. Connect Cloudflare to Wix - DNS settings

4. Click the +Add record or edit the existing @ name.

5. Point @ to the Weebly IP address (ex. 199.34.228.75) and click Save.

Connect Cloudflare with Wix - A record

6. Click the +Add record button again.

7. This time point www to the same Weebly IP address (ex. 199.34.228.75) and then click Save.

Domain.com: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ A199.34.228.75
www A199.34.228.75

 

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.

Dynadot: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ A199.34.228.75
www A199.34.228.75

 

To create an A records, please follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Dynadot account.
  2. Select “My Domains” from the left-side menu bar and click “Manage Domains” in the drop-down.
  3. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the “Bulk Action” button.
  4. Choose “DNS Settings” from the “Bulk Action” list.
  5. On the DNS page, select the “Dynadot DNS” setting from the top drop-down menu.
  6. In the “Domain Record (required)” section, select “A” from the drop-down menu and then enter Weebly IP address (ex. 199.34.228.75) in the “IP Address or Target Host” box.
  7. In the “Subdomain Records” section, enter “www” as the subdomain, select “A” from the drop-down menu and then enter Weebly IP address (ex. 199.34.228.75) in the “IP Address or Target Host” box.
  8. Press the “Save DNS” button to save your changes.

Enom: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ A199.34.228.75
www A199.34.228.75

 

To get started, log into your account and go to your domain’s Host Record Settings:

1. Locate the domain you want to manage.

2. Click on Host Records or select Host Records from the drop-down list. 

Connect an Enom domain with Weebly - Host Records

If you see a message in a red banner as shown below when going to the Host Records page, it means that your domain name is not using the default Enom name servers.  In this case, any changes you make to the host records on the control panel will have no effect on your domain name.  

Connect an Enom domain with Weebly - Custom name servers

You will need to update the host records on the Nameservers you are currently using with your domain, otherwise the update you make won’t have any effect. 

Once you have accessed the Host Records page for your domain, you can now add Host records to your domain.  You will see three columns labeled: Host Name, Record Type, and Address. 

Connect an Enom domain with Weebly - Edit Host records

3. Enter the Weebly A records from here.

4. Click Save.

FastDomain: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ A199.34.228.75
www A199.34.228.75

 

Create DNS records

  1. Log into your FastDomain Hosting Account
    • Legacy: Select the DNS Zone Editor icon in the Domains section.
    • Rock: Click the Domains tab from the side navigation menu, then select the Zone Editor option.
  2. Select the domain you’re modifying from the drop-down box.
  3. Scroll down to the heading named Add DNS Record
  4. In the Host Record field, enter the subdomain www.
  5. Leave the TTL field at it’s default setting
  6. Select A, from the drop-down labeled Type
  7. In the Points To field, enter Weebly IP address value (ex. 199.34.228.75).
  8. Other fields may appear depending on the type of record you are creating.
  9. Click on the Add Record button to create the record

Add a new record

Once you have accessed the DNS Zone Editor these steps will explain how to add a new record.

  1. Scroll down to the heading named Add DNS Record.
  2. In the Host Record field, enter @.
  3. Leave the TTL field at it’s default setting.
  4. Select the A type for your application, from the drop-down labeled Type.
  5. In the Points To field, enter the Weebly IP address (ex. 199.34.228.75).
  6. Other fields may appear depending on the type of record you are creating.
  7. Click on the Add Record button to create the record.

GoDaddy: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ A199.34.228.75
www A199.34.228.75

 

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center.
  2. Select your domain to access the Domain Settings page.
  3. Under Additional Settings, select Manage DNS.
  4. Select Add under the records table.
  5. Under Type, select A.
    • Host: @
    • Points to: 199.34.228.75(this is just a sample value)
    • TTL: 1 hour is good enough.
    • Enter the details for your CNAME record:
  6. Select Save to save your new A record.
  7. Do the same steps to add another A record pointing www to same Weebly IP address.

Google Domains: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ A199.34.228.75
www A199.34.228.75

 

Create A records

  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: 199.34.228.75(this is just an example)
  8. Click Add.
  9. Repeat the same steps, but this time add CNAME record. Use these values:
    • Name: www
    • Type: A
    • TTL: 1H
    • Data: 199.34.228.75(this is just an example)
  10. Click Add.

 

Google Domains Easy-connect process (alternative option)

Open Google Domains.

2. Click the domain name you want to manage.

3. Open the Menu.

4. Click Website > Build website.

5. Click See all options.

6. Under Weebly 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 Weebly asks permission to view your Google account information.

9. In the next screen titled Link Weebly Account, log in with your Weebly account.

10. Click Accept if Weebly asks permission to manage your Google domain resource records.

11. Weebly asks whether you want to create a new site or connect an existing site. Choose Connect an Existing Site.

12. Pick your site from the drop down list, click Connect Site to continue.

13. To verify your domain is linked, open Weebly site editor, go to Setting | General and view Site Address. If not, click Change to set your domain name.

14. Test your domain address in a browser. If the domain URL loads successfully, Congratulations! You’ve successfully connected your domain.

Hostgator: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
domain.comA199.34.228.75
www.domain.comA199.34.228.75

 

Create A Record

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the Domains section, click Advanced DNS Zone Editor.

    Connect Hostgator Domain to Weebly - HostGator cPanel DNS Advanced Zone Editor

  3. Select the domain from the dropdown menu that you wish to use
  4. Go to the Add a Record section.
  5. Enter your domain name in the Name for the A Record, TTL, and add the IP Address(ex. 199.34.228.75).
  6. Click Add Record.
  7. Do the same steps, but this time enter www.domain.com to point it to the same Weebly IP address.

Connect Hostgator Domain to Weebly - HostGator example A record

 

Hover: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@A199.34.228.75
wwwA199.34.228.75

 

To create A records, please follow these steps:

Create A record

1. Sign in to your Hover Control Panel.

2, From the Domain’s Overview page, click on the DNS section.

3. From the DNS section, click on Add a record.

4. Enter Weebly A record:

Hostname: @

IP address: 199.34.228.75(this is just an example)

Connect Hover Domain to Weebly - A record

5. Click Add record.

Do the same steps to point www to the same Weebly IP address. 

Connect Hover Domain to Weebly - Add A Records

Name.com: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
 A199.34.228.75
wwwA199.34.228.75

 

Creating A records

  1. Log in to your Name.com account.
  2. Click on the MY DOMAINS button, located on the top right-hand corner.
  3. Click on the domain name you wish to create an A record for.
  4. Click on Manage DNS Records.
  5. Here you will add the desired A record, provided by your host. Typically you would create 2 records – a naked record and for subdomains (including www):

    First A record:
    • Leave the drop-down menu Type as A
    • Leave the Host field blank
    • Enter or copy+paste Weebly IP address(ex. 199.34.228.75) into the Answer field.
    • Leave TTL as 300 (default)
    • Click the blue Add Record button.

Repeat the same steps, but this time, use www in the Host field and point it to the same Weebly IP address.

Namecheap: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@A199.34.228.75
wwwA199.34.228.75

 

1. Sign into your Namecheap account (The Sign In option is available in the header of the page).

2. Select Domain List from the left sidebar and click on the Manage button next to your domain: Connect Namecheap to Weebly - Domain list 3. Navigate to the Advanced DNS tab at the top of the page: Connect Namecheap to Weebly - Advanced DNS 4. Find the Host records section and click on the Add New Record button (not able to edit Host Records?):   Connect Namecheap to Weebly - Add new record

5. Select A Record for Type and enter the Host you would like to point to an IP address. 

Note: The IP addresses in here are just example values.

A Record | @ | 199.34.228.75

A Record | www | 199.34.228.75

@ – used to point a root domain (yourdomain.tld) to the IP address:

Normally, it takes 30 minutes for newly created records to take effect.

Once you’ve done so, you might also want to make sure that there are no conflicting records set for the same host and remove them, if there are any.

The records you need to check may be of Unmasked/Masked/Permanent Redirect, A or CNAME record types.

Here is the example of conflicting records:

Connect Namecheap to Wix - Conflicting error

Namesilo: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@A199.34.228.75
wwwA199.34.228.75

 

Adding A Record

  1. Login to your Namesilo account and go to the Manage my domains section.
  2. Select your domain name.
  3. Click the Update button across DNS records.
    • Delete or edit the existing A records using www and blank hostname.
  4. Click the A record link and enter Weebly IP address.
  5. Hit Submit.

Connect Namesilo domain to Weebly - A record

Repeat the same steps to create another A record pointing www to the same Weebly IP address.

Network Solutions: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@A199.34.228.75
wwwA199.34.228.75

 

  1. Log in to the Account Manager, then select My Domain Names.
  2. Select the domain name you want to change or click Manage next to the domain.
  3. In the green box, select Change Where Domain Points.
  4. Select Advanced DNS, then click Continue.
  5. Select the type of record you want to change.

Edit or add A Record

  1. In the IP Address (A Records) section, click the Edit A Records button.
    • To remove and replace existing Numeric IP addresses, select the box next to each A Record you need to delete, then click Continue. Click Save Changes on the Confirm DNS Changes page.
    • To add the new Host and Numeric IP addresses or update the existing Numeric IP addresses, enter the appropriate information in the text boxes.
    • If needed, modify the TTL settings, and then click the Continue button. The TTL default is 7200.
  2. A confirmation page appears that verifies your records were updated. Review the information carefully, and then click the Save Changes button.
  3. You have changed the IP Address for the A Records.

Register.com: Connect Domain To Weebly

Point the root domain @ and subdomain www to Weebly IP address using A record.

Example Weebly resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@A199.34.228.75
wwwA199.34.228.75

 

To add or edit A record, follow these steps:

New Account Manager View:

  1. Click here and log in to your Register.com account.
  2. Hover your mouse over Domains, then choose Manage.
  3. On the next page choose Manage next to the domain name.
  4. Scroll and look for the Advanced Technical Settings. Click Edit A Record (IP Address).
  5. Place your alias (@ or example.com)in the left hand box and your IP (ex. 199.34.228.75) in the right hand box.
  6. Click Continue, then Continue again.
  7. You have updated your A records.

Classic Account Manager View:

  1. Click here and log in to your Register.com account.
  2. If you see your domain name as a blue link in the center of the page, then click it.
  3. Click Edit IP Address (A record). This option is found under the Advanced Technical Settings heading.
  4. Scroll and look for the Advanced Technical Settings, then click Edit A Record (IP Address).
  5. Place your alias (@ or example.com)in the left hand box and your IP (ex. 199.34.228.75) in the right hand box.
  6. Click Continue, then Continue again.
  7. You have updated your A records.

Repeat the same steps to create another A record pointing www to the same Weebly IP address.

 

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.

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