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Wix: How To Connect a 3rd-Party Domain Name to Wix

Connect Domain to Wix

Connect a 3rd-Party Domain Name to Wix

Connecting a 3rd-party domain to Wix is a 2-part integration process.

The first part requires you to Add your custom domain through Wix website while the second part is for you to Configure the DNS through your DNS provider.

The process of configuring the DNS varies depending who’s hosting the DNS of the domain.

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

Note: I’m using the terms Pointing method and DNS method based on Wix vocabulary, but those may have different meaning for other domain providers.

My Suggestion?

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 someone who is comfortable configuring the DNS through your preferred service provider, then Pointing method is the option for you.

Heads up: Upgrade your free site to any Premium plan before you begin. This is a Wix requirement before your site can be integrated to a custom domain name.

 

Part 1: Add Your Custom 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 website you want to connect your domain to and click Next.
  4. Enter the domain name like example.com.
  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 / A and CNAME

Connect a domain to Wix via DNS

DNS method / Name servers

Connect a domain to Wix via nameservers

These are just examples, you may see different values for your account.

 

Part 2: Configure the DNS Settings

The second part requires you to sign in to your domain’s dashboard to configure the DNS.

This process varies depending who’s hosting the DNS of your domain.

For specific step-by-step guide, choose your domain provider or reseller below:

IONOS: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME record

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

Adding a CNAME record:

You can configure the CNAME record right in the Domains & SSL section of the Control Panel.

1. Log in to IONOS and go to the Domains & SSL section.

2. Next to the desired domain, click on the gear symbol under Actions and select Manage Subdomains.

3. Next to the desired subdomain, click on the gear symbol under Actions and select DNS.

4. Click ADD RECORD and select CNAME.

5. Enter the desired subdomain in the Hostname field: www.

6. In the Point to field, type the desired entry: www170.wixdns.net(this is just an example, enter the actual Wix CNAME record of your website).

7. Optional: Select the desired TTL.

8. Click Save.

 

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: 23.236.62.147(this is just an example, enter the actual Wix 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.  

 

IONOS: DNS method / Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Here are sample Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net

 

Setting Custom Name Servers:

You can change the name servers for your domain right in your IONOS Customer Account.

1. In the Domains section of the Control Panel.

2. Next to the desired domain, click on the gear icon under Actions and select Name Server.

3. Click Use Custom Name Servers and enter the desired name servers in the Name Server 1 and Name Server 2 fields. Optionally, you can enter two additional external name servers in the Name Server 3 and Name Server 4 fields.

4. To accept the changes, click Save.

You can edit or reset the name servers in this area at any time.  

123 Reg: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

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.

 

123 Reg: DNS method / Wix Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Here’s the example Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net

 

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.

Bluehost: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

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 Wix

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. 23.236.62.127).
  • 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. 23.236.62.127).
  • 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. 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.

 

Bluehost: DNS method / Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Here’s the example Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net

 

Once you have logged into your Bluehost account:

Bluerock

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

2. 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.

3. Select the DNS tab.

Connect a Bluehost domain to Wix through DNS

4. In the Name Servers section, click the Edit button.

5. For Setup Type, select the Custom Nameservers toggle, and enter the nameservers for your account.

  • ns4.wixdns.net
  • ns5.wixdns.net (these are just example Wix name servers)

6. Click the Save button to save changes when finished.

connect a bluehost domain to wix via Name servers

Legacy

1. Click the Domains tab from the navigation menu at the top of the screen.

2. Scroll down to the Domain Management boxes towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

3. Make sure that the correct domain has a checkmark next to it in the “please select a domain” (bottom left) box.

4. Click the name servers tab in the “domain summary” (bottom right) box.

5. Select the Use Custom Nameservers toggle, and enter the nameservers for your account.

  • ns4.wixdns.net
  • ns5.wixdns.net (these are just example Wix name servers)

6. Click the save nameserver settings button to save changes when finished.

Cloudflare: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

To create a CNAME 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 www subdomain.
  5. Enter Wix CNAME record and click Save.

Connect Cloudflare to Wix - CNAME record

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. Enter Wix A record and click Save.

Connect Cloudflare with Wix - A record

 

Domain.com: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

Create an A record

  1. Log in to your Domains Dashboard.
    Connect Domain.com with Wix - 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 Wix - Card View, click Manage
  3. In List View, click on the cog icon.
    Connect Domain.com with Wix - List view, click the cog icon
  4. On the left sidebar, click on DNS & Nameservers.
    Connect Domain.com with Wix - Click DNS & Nameservers
  5. On the DNS & Nameservers page, select the DNS Records tab.
    Connect Domain.com with Wix - DNS Records Tab
  6. Add a new A Record by clicking the blue + button.
    Connect Domain.com with Wix - Add DNS Record
  7. In the window that appears, select the DNS record type from the dropdown list.
    Connect Domain.com with Wix - Select the DNS Record Type
  8. Type in the DNS record value. Normally, for A Records, it is in IP Address format (ex. 23.236.62.147).
    Connect Domain.com with Wix - 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 Wix - Click on the 3 dots on the side
  11. Make your revisions and click on Update DNS.

 

Create CNAME record

  1. Log in to your Domains Dashboard

    Redirect Domain.com with Wix - Login to your Domains Dashboard
  2. In Card View, click Manage on the domain you wish to update the CNAME record.
    Redirect Domain.com with Wix - Card view, Manage
  3. In List View, click on the cog icon. 
    Redirect Domain.com with Wix - List View, Manage
  4. Click on DNS & Nameservers in the left-hand menu.
    Redirecting Domain.com with Wix - DNS & Nameservers Tab
  5. On the DNS & Nameservers page, select the DNS Records tab. 
    Redirecting Domain.com with Wix - DNS Records Tab
  6. Add a new CNAME Record by clicking the blue + button.
    Redirecting Domain.com with Wix - Add a New Record
  7. In the window that appears, select the DNS record type from the dropdown list.
  8. Type in the DNS record value.
  9. Then click on the Add DNS button.
    Redirecting Domain.com with Wix - Add new DNS record window
  10. Or, choose a CNAME record from the list to edit, click the three dots on the record you wish to edit or delete.
    Redirecting Domain.com with Wix - three-dotted option
  11. Make your revisions and Click on Update DNS.

 

Domain.com: DNS method / Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Here’s the example Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net

 

This method redirects your domain to Wix name servers which allows them to host the DNS of your domain name.

  1. Login to your Domains Dashboard.
    Link Your Domain.com with Wix - Login to your Domains Dashboard
  2. In Card View, click Manage on the domain you wish to update the Nameservers.
    Link Your Domain.com with Wix - Card View, Manage
  3. In List View, click on the cog icon. 
    Link Your Domain.com with Wix - List View, Manage
  4. Click on DNS & Nameservers in the left-hand menu.
    Link Your Domain.com with Wix - DNS & Nameservers
  5. Edit your Nameservers by clicking on the three-dotted option.
    Link Your Domain.com with Wix - Three-dotted option
  6. Fill in with your NameServer records. Note that the NameServer records are unique per Hosting company and they should provide you with the record to up it in. 
    Link Your Domain.com with Wix - Edit your nameserver
  7. Optional: If you were given more than two NameServer Records, after updating it click on Add Nameserver. Fill in with the information provided.
    Link Your Domain.com with Wix - Add Nameserver

Dynadot: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

To create an A and CNAME 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 your IP address in the “IP Address or Target Host” box.
  7. In the “Subdomain Records” section, enter “www” as the subdomain, select “CNAME” from the drop-down menu and then enter Wix CNAME value “Target Host” box.
  8. Press the “Save DNS” button to save your changes.

 

Dynadot: DNS method / Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Here are sample Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net

To set your name servers, 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 “Name Servers” setting from the top drop-down menu.
  6. There are two ways to set name servers:
  7. Select “Enter new or existing Name Servers” from your list of choices and enter Wix name servers in the provided fields.
  8. Press the “Save Name Server” button to save your changes.

Enom: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

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 Wix - 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 Wix - 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 Wix - Edit Host records

3. Enter the Wix A and CNAME record from here.

4. Click Save.

 

Enom: DNS method / Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Here’s the example Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net

 

Nameservers can be changed at either the access.enom.com portal or the Enon/Enomcentral/Bulkregister portal.

Before making the change, however, make sure you’ve copied over the host records from the current nameservers.  Otherwise, your website or email service will go down.  

1.  Locate the domain you want to manage.

2. Click DNS Server Settings, or on the Manage Domain menu, click DNS Server Settings.

Connect an Enom domain with Wix  - DNS Server Settings

3. In DNS Server Settings, first choose Custom.

4. Enter Wix Name servers.

5. Click Save.

Name server changes take 24 to 48 hours to take effect due to propagation delays

FastDomain: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

To create an A and CNAME records, please follow these steps:

Creating a CNAME

  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 CNAME, from the drop-down labeled Type
  7. In the Points To field, enter Wix CNAME value (ex. www170.wixdns.net).
  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 proper entry type for your application, from the drop-down labeled Type.
  5. In the Points To field, enter the Wix IP address (ex. 23.236.62.147).
  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.

 

FastDomain: DNS method / Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Here are sample Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net

 

To set your name servers, please follow these steps:

Updating the Name Servers

  1. Login to your FastDomain Control Panel.
  2. Click the Domains tab along the top.
  3. Choose your domain name by putting a check mark next to it. The right side will populate with tabs.
  4. Please click the Name Servers tab on the right.
  5. Select Use Custom Nameservers.
  6. Enter in the Wix name servers.
  7. Click Save Nameserver Settings

GoDaddy: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

  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 CNAME.
  6. Enter the details for your CNAME record:
      • Host: www
      • Points to: www170.wixdns.net(this is just a sample value)
      • TTL: 1 hour is good enough.

    Note: The most common CNAME host is www, with the @ symbol entered for the Points to field. This will make www.coolexample.com load to the same webpage as the root domain, coolexample.com.

  7. Select Save to save your new CNAME.
  8. Do the same steps to add A record, but this time point @ to Wix IP address 23.236.62.147(this is just a sample value).

 

GoDaddy: DNS method / Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Here’s the example Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net

 

  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. In the Nameservers section, select Change.
  5. Choose the option that works best for you:
    • Enter my own nameservers (advanced): Enter the nameservers given to you by your hosting provider.
  6. Select Save or Connect.
  7. Check the box next to Yes, I consent to update Nameservers for the selected domain(s).

 

Google Domains: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

  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. Repeat the same steps, but this time add CNAME record. Use these values:
    • Name: www
    • Type: CNAME
    • TTL: 1H
    • Data: www170.wixdns.net(this is just an example)
  10. Click Add.

 

Google Domains: DNS method / Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Example Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net

 

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.

 

Google Domains Easy-connect process (alternative option)

Another way to connect Google Domains with Wix is via the Easy connection option in their Website tab.

This will work if your domain name and Wix website are registered under the same Google account.

If not, you can 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 within the same Google account. 

Here’s the instruction how to do it:

  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.

Hostgator: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

To create an A and CNAME records, please follow these steps:

A Record

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

    Connect Hostgator Domain to Wix - 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. Provide the name for the A Record, TTL, and add the IP Address.
  6. Click Add Record.

    Connect Hostgator Domain to Wix - HostGator example A record

CNAME Record

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

    Connect Hostgator Domain to Wix - HostGator CNAME record

  3. Select the domain from the dropdown menu that you wish to use
  4. Go to the Add a Record section.
  5. Provide the name for the CNAME Record, TTL, and CNAME.  The record name for the CNAME: is your domain: example.com and your IP address.
  6. Click Add Record.

    Connect Hostgator Domain to Wix - HostGator example CNAME

 

Hostgator: DNS method / Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Here are sample Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net

To set your name servers, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Customer Portal.
  2. You will be asked for your billing email address and password to access any domains attached to that billing account.
    • If you are unsure of your password, click the Forgot your password link below the log in fields.
  3. Once logged in, click on Domains on the left-hand menu.

    Connect Hostgator Domain with Wix - Customer Portal Domains Section

  4. Locate the domain you wish to update the name servers.
  5. Click the More button to display the Domain Overview section, where you can see more options.

    Connect Hostgator Domain with Wix - Domains Overview

  6. Click on the Change link under the Name Servers.
  7. Enter Wix name servers.

Hover: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

To create an A and CNAME records, please follow these steps:

Create CNAME record

 

1. Sign in to your Hover Control Panel.
Connect Hover Domain to Wix - Control panel

2, From the Domain’s Overview page, click on the DNS section.
Connect Hover Domain to Wix - DNS tab

3. From the DNS section, click on Add a record.
Connect Hover Domain to Wix - Add DNS record

4. Enter Wix CNAME values:

Connect Hover Domain to Wix - CNAME record

5. Click Add record.

 

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 Wix A record:

Connect Hover Domain to Wix - A record

5. Click Add record.

 

Hover: DNS method / Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Here are sample Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net

To set your name servers, please follow these steps:

 

Adjusting nameservers for a single domain

1. Sign in to your Hover Control Panel.Connect Hover Domain to Wix - Control Panel
If you have a single domain you will be taken directly to your domain’s overview page. If you have multiple it will direct to you a list of your domains, click on the domain name to be taken to its overview page.

2. On the overview page, navigate to nameservers on the left-hand side of the page and select Edit.
Connect Hover Domain to Wix - Custom Name servers

3. Enter your updated nameserver information in the pop-up window. If needed, you can also add extra nameservers.
Connect Hover Domain to Wix - Custom Name servers

4. Click Save nameservers to push through the changes. It can take 24-48 hours for the change to complete. 

 

Adjusting nameservers for multiple domains

Alternatively, you can edit your nameservers directly from the Nameservers page on the navigation bar. This menu is available if you have multiple domains.

Connect Hover Domain to Wix - Name servers tab

You can edit the nameservers for multiple domains at once by selecting the Edit button beside the domains. You will have two choices within this menu:

  • Edit nameservers: A menu where you can adjust the domain’s nameservers.
  • Reset nameservers: This resets the nameservers to our default setting.

You can also edit the nameservers for multiple domains at once using the Bulk Edit function.

Connect Hover Domain to Wix - Name servers

  1. Select the domains by toggling each domain and then click the dropdown Bulk edit: select.
  2. Click on Edit nameservers and make the changes in the pop-up window. You can also perform a bulk edit on the nameservers from the Your Domains menu.

Name.com: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

To create an A and CNAME records, please follow these steps:

Creating CNAME record

  1. Log in to your Name.com account.
  2. From the top menu, click the My Domains tab to the top right. 
  3. Click on the domain name you wish to create a CNAME record for.
  4. Click Manage DNS Records.
  5. Here you will add the desired CNAME record, provided by your host.

    • Select CNAME in the Type drop-down menu.
    • Enter the subdomain in the Host field (www).
    • Type in Wix CNAME value in the Answer field.
    • Enter the desired TTL, or just leave it at 300 (default)
    • Click the Add Record button.

Creating A record

  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 Wix IP address into the Answer field.
    • Leave TTL as 300 (default)
    • Click the blue Add Record button.

 

Name.com: DNS method / Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Here are sample Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net

To set your name servers, please follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Name.com account.
  2. Click on the My Domains button, located on the top right hand corner.
  3. Click the domain name you would like to manage.
  4. Click Manage Nameservers, in the Nameservers column.
  5. Click the Delete All button to clear the current nameservers away. Alternatively you can also Delete them one-by-one by clicking Delete, on the right-hand side.
  6. Enter the Wix nameservers in the empty box labeled Add Nameserver and then click the blue Add button. Be sure to only add one at a time.
  7. Click Save Changes.

    Connect Name.com Domain to Wix - Custom Name Servers

Note: If you do not delete the old nameservers before adding the new, it will create conflicts and the associated website/email will not work. You will need at least two nameservers for the domain to work. Once you have changed them, it will take roughly 48 hours for the changes to propagate.

Namecheap: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

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 Wix - Domain list 3. Navigate to the Advanced DNS tab at the top of the page: Connect Namecheap to Wix - 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 Wix - Add new record

5. Select A Record for Type and enter the Host you would like to point to an IP address. Once done, add new record for CNAME:

Note: These are example values.

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

A Record | @ |  23.236.62.147

www – is selected when it is needed to point www.yourdomain.tld to a specific destination:

CNAME Record | www |  www170.wixdns.net

6. Once all details are inserted, save them using the Save changes green icon.

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  

Namecheap: DNS method / Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Here’s the example Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net

 

To connect a domain to a Wix name servers, you need to set these nameservers as Custom for your domain.

You can do that in the following way:

1) After signing into your account, select Domain List from the left sidebar and click the Manage button next to your domain in the list.

2) Then find the Nameservers section and select Custom DNS from the drop-down menu:

Connect Namecheap to Wix - Custom DNS

3) After that, enter Wix nameservers (ex. ns4.wixdns.net and ns5.wixdns.net) one by one in each line. When the nameservers are entered, press the green checkmark to save changes:

Connect Namecheap to Wix - Custom Name servers

Namesilo: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

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 and CNAME records using www and blank hostname.
  4. Click the A record link and enter Wix IP address.
  5. Hit Submit.

Connect Namesilo domain to Wix - A record

Adding CNAME Record

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

Connect Namesilo Domain to Wix - CNAME record

Namesilo: DNS method / Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Here are sample Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net

Changing Name servers

  1. Login to your Namesilo account and go to the Manage my domains section.
  2. Select your domain name.
  3. Scroll down and click the Change button across Nameservers.
  4. Enter Wix name servers.
  5. Hit Submit.

Connect Namesilo Domain to Wix - Name servers

Network Solutions: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

  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.

 

Edit or add CNAME Record

  1. In the Host Aliases (CNAME Records) section, click the Edit CNAME Records button.
  2. Type the new Aliases or update the existing Aliases in the Alias text boxes. If needed, modify the TTL settings. The TTL default is 7200.
  3. Select one of the two:
    • Refers to Host Name to alias another record assigned to this domain. Select the hostname from the drop-down box under the Host Name column.
    • Other Host to alias another domain. The information entered in this field must be a domain name. It cannot be an IP address or a specific directory.
  4. Click the Continue button.
  5. A confirmation page appears that verifies your records were updated. Review the information carefully, and then click the Save Changes button.

 

Network Solutions: DNS method / Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Here are sample Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net
  1. Click here and log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Within the Account Manager, select My Domain Names.
  3. Select the domain name you want to change and click Manage.
  4. In the green/purple box, select Change Where Domain Points.
  5. Select Domain Name Server (DNS).
  6. Under Specify the Domain Name Servers section, type Wix name servers (ex. ns4.wixdns.net and ns45wixdns.net).
  7. To enter additional Domain Name Servers, click the Add More Name Servers link.
  8. Click Continue, then click Apply Changes to accept the changes.

Register.com: Connect Domain To Wix

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.236.62.147
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

 

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 in the left hand box and your IP 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 in the left hand box and your IP in the right hand box.
  6. Click Continue, then Continue again.
  7. You have updated your A records.

 

To update CNAME records, follow these steps:

  1. Click here and log in to the Account Manager.
  2. Within Account Manager, use the drop down under My Domain Names to choose the domain you’d like to manage, then click the Go button.
  3. In the green box, select Change Where Domain Points.
  4. Select Advanced DNS.
  5. Click the Continue button.
  6. If the domain name was not previously pointed to Register.com name servers (DNS), you will receive a page with messaging regarding this change. If you would like to continue, click the Move Name servers to Register.com button.
  7. In the Host Alias (CNAME Records) section, click Edit CNAME Records.
  8. You have updated your CNAME records.

To add or edit CNAME records, follow these steps:

  1. Enter or edit the alias name in the Alias text box.
  2. Select one of the two options, Refers to Host Name or Other Host.
  3. Select Other Host, enter Wix CNAME or edit a name in the Other Host text field.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. You have updated your CNAME records.

 

Register.com: DNS method / Name servers

Redirect or point your domain to Wix name servers. Here are sample Wix name servers:

ns4.wixdns.net
ns5.wixdns.net

Follow these instructions to move or change your DNS information to Wix name servers:

  1. Click here and log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Within the Account Manager, select My Domain Names.
  3. Select the domain name you want to change and click Manage.
  4. In the green/purple box, select Change Where Domain Points.
  5. Select Domain Name Server (DNS).
  6. Under Specify the Domain Name Servers section, type Name Server 1 and Name Server 2.
  7. To enter additional Domain Name Servers, click the Add More Name Servers link.
  8. Click Continue, then click Apply Changes to accept the changes.

You have updated your DNS information to point to a new server.

In a nutshell, after adding your custom domain through Wix website, you need to add Wix A and CNAME records or point the domain to Wix Name servers.

However, if your DNS provider is not listed above and you’re not sure how to do this, you may contact your domain registrar for further assistance instead.

Most of the time, Registrars can help with DNS configuration such as Adding  resource records or pointing to custom name servers.

If they can’t, they will at least tell you who you need to contact whether it’s a 3rd-party DNS provider or a Reseller.

 

Verify Your Domain Connection

Once you’ve updated the domain’s DNS settings, return to the Domains page in your Wix account and click Verify Connection.

Due to DNS propagation delay, you may not be able to verify the domain connection immediately.

Connect Domain to Wix - Verify domain connection

 

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

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