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Link or Connect Your GoDaddy Domain to Wix

This GoDaddy domain mapping guide is a 2-part integration process.

The first part requires you to add your custom domain through Wix while the second part is for you to Configure the DNS through GoDaddy or through 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 and CNAME(Pointing method) or redirect your domain to Wix name servers(DNS method).

Don’t get confused. The Pointing and DNS methods are terms used by Wix, 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 someone with a lot of experience managing DNS settings, 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 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 or link Godaddy domain to Wix via DNS

DNS / Name servers method:

connect or link Godaddy domain to Wix via Name servers

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

 

Part 2. Configure DNS via GoDaddy or DNS provider

You need to choose between Pointing or DNS method.

Pointing method is for those who wants to use different DNS service provider to manage the DNS of their domain, while DNS method is for those who wants Wix to manage both their domain’s DNS and website.  

 

Create A and CNAME record(Pointing method):

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center.
  2. Select your domain to access the Domain Settings page.
  3. Under Additional Settings, select Manage DNS.
  4. Select Add under the records table.
  5. Under Type, select CNAME.
  6. Enter the details for your CNAME record:
      • Host: www
      • Points to: www170.wixdns.net(this is just a sample value)
      • TTL: 1 hour is good enough.

    Note: The most common CNAME host is www, with the @ symbol entered for the Points to field. This will make www.coolexample.com load to the same webpage as the root domain, coolexample.com.

  7. Select Save to save your new CNAME.
  8. Do the same steps to add A record, but this time point @ to Wix IP address 23.236.62.147(this is just a sample value).

 

Redirect domain to Wix name servers(DNS method):

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center.
  2. Select your domain to access the Domain Settings page.
  3. Under Additional Settings, select Manage DNS.
  4. In the Nameservers section, select Change.
  5. Choose the option that works best for you:
    • Enter my own nameservers (advanced): Enter the nameservers given to you by your hosting provider.
  6. Select Save or Connect.
  7. Check the box next to Yes, I consent to update Nameservers for the selected domain(s).

 

Verify Your Domain Connection

Once done adding your domain through Wix and DNS records through your DNS provider.

Return to the Domains page in your Wix account and click Verify Connection. connect or link Godaddy domain to Wix via Verify connection

 

Propagation delay

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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