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Connect FastDomain to Wix

Connect FastDomain Domain with Wix

Connecting a FastDomain 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 FastDomain 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.

Note: Don’t forget to upgrade your Wix website to a Premium Plan. This is a requirement before you can connect your domain to Wix.

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 / A and CNAME

Connect FastDomain to Wix via DNS

DNS method / Name servers

Connect Fastdomain to Wix via nameservers

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

 

Part 2: Configure DNS via FastDomain or DNS provider

This part is where you need to add the A and CNAME record or redirect the domain to Wix name servers.

This can be done either directly through FastDomain or through a DNS provider where you domain points to.

 

Pointing method / A and CNAME

You should edit or add Wix A and CNAME records. Here are example Wix resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ A23.236.62.147
wwwCNAMEwww170.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.

 

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

 

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 FastDomain with 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.

 

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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