Connect an Enom Domain with Wix Website
Connecting an Enom domain with Wix is a 2-part integration process.
The second part varies depending who’s hosting the DNS of your domain. But to make a long story short, you either need to add Wix DNS resource records like A record and CNAME(Pointing method) or redirect your domain to Wix name servers(DNS method).
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.
Part 1: Add Your Custom Domain through Wix
- Go to the Domains page in your Wix account.
- 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.
- Select the site you want to connect your domain to and click Next.
- Enter the domain name.
- Click DNS next to Connection Method at the bottom of the page.
- Select DNS or Pointing.
- Click Confirm.
- Click Next.
Wix will display the necessary CNAME and A record or Name servers where you can point your domain name to.
DNS / Name servers method:
These are just examples, you may see different values for your account.
Part 2: Configure DNS via Enom or DNS provider
This part can either be done directly through Enom or another DNS provider where you domain points to.
Pointing method / A and CNAME
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.
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.
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.
3. Enter the Wix A and CNAME record from here. Here’s an example:
|Host Name||Record type||Address|
DNS / Name servers method:
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.
2. Click DNS Server Settings, or on the Manage Domain menu, click 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.
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.
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.Back to top
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