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Connect Domain.com To Wix

Connect Your Domain.com to Wix

This Domain.com-Wix domain mapping guide 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 Domain.com or your DNS provider.

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

I’m using the terms Pointing method and DNS methods based on Wix vocabulary, but those 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.

Before you begin:
You must upgrade your Wix site to a Premium Plan before you can connect your domain.

Domain.com Brief Insight

Domain.com
6 / 10 Author
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Pros

• Good introductory price or promo.


Cons

• Whois privacy protection is not free.

• Renewal price is a bit higher than most registrars.

• Support team is not knowledgeable enough or not helpful.

• Not so user-friendly interface.


Summary

Domain.com is one of the most popular domain registrars today, but I don’t think it belongs to the top 10 when it comes to providing good service.


The renewal price of its .com domain costs $13.99 which is a bit higher than most registrars. In addition, it will cost an additional $8.99 per year to have a privacy protection, which is free from other registrars like NameSilo, Namecheap, Google Domains, Hover, 1and1 etc.


So for those who want to buy a domain with Domain.com, I recommend to do more research and read real users reviews before proceeding. It will give you a better idea how good or bad it is.

Pricing5
Features8
Support3
Ease of Use7

 

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 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 method:

Connect domain.com to Wix via DNS

DNS / Name servers method:

Connect domain.com to Wix via nameservers

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

 

Part 2: Configure DNS via Domain.com or DNS provider

This process varies depending who’s hosting the DNS of your domain, you can either configure the DNS through Domain.com or a 3rd-party DNS provider where your domain points to.

Pointing method

This is the method where you will allow you to continuously use Domain.com DNS or your preferred DNS provider.

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.

DNS / Name servers method:

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

Verify Your Domain Connection

Once you’ve updated your domain’s DNS records, 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.

Connecting Domain.com with Wix - Verify Domain Connection

 

DNS Propagation

All DNS changes may take up 48 hours to fully take effect online so you may not see the changes you just did in the domain name. Be patient and give it more time to propagate in the entire internet.

Given that the DNS was properly configured, it’s just a matter of time before your domain connects with Wix.

 

Check this out if you have another domain from a third party domain registrar you wish to connect with Wix from a different 3rd-party domain registrar.

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