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Connect an Enom Domain with Wix Website

Connecting an Enom domain with 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 Enom or your DNS provider.

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).

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.

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 Enom to Wix via DNS

DNS / Name servers method:

Connect Enom to Wix via nameservers

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. 

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. Here’s an example:

Host NameRecord typeAddress
wwwCNAMEwww170.wixdns.net
@A23.236.62.147

 

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.  

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

 

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.

Connect Enom 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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