Connect 1and1 (IONOS) Domain to Weebly
Connecting your custom domain from 1and1 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.
Part 1. Add your existing domain in Weebly
- Login to your Weebly.com account
- Select the website you wish to link to your domain.
- Click the Settings tab at the top
- Under General > Site address click the Change button.
- Click the Connect or transfer now link below the search field.
- Enter your domain name.
- Click the Connect your domain option.
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 1and1(IONOS) Domain to Weebly IP address
This part varies depending who’s the DNS provider of your domain name.
But if you’re using 1and1(IONOS) name servers, you just need to point the root domain @ and subdomain www to the same Weebly IP address.
Example Weebly resource records:
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: 188.8.131.52(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, use the same A record for www.
7. Click Save.
Once you’re done updating the DNS settings of your domain, return to your Weebly site and publish it.
Due to DNS propagation delay, you may not be able to see the changes immediately.
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.Back to top
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