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Connect Hover Domain to Wix

Connect Hover Domain with Wix

Connecting a Hover 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 Hover 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 Hover 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 Hover 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:

Create CNAME record

 

1. Sign in to your Hover Control Panel.
Connect Hover Domain to Wix - Control panel

2, From the Domain’s Overview page, click on the DNS section.
Connect Hover Domain to Wix - DNS tab

3. From the DNS section, click on Add a record.
Connect Hover Domain to Wix - Add DNS record

4. Enter Wix CNAME values:

Connect Hover Domain to Wix - CNAME record

5. Click Add record.

 

Create A record

1. Sign in to your Hover Control Panel.

2, From the Domain’s Overview page, click on the DNS section.

3. From the DNS section, click on Add a record.

4. Enter Wix A record:

Connect Hover Domain to Wix - A record

5. Click Add 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:

 

Adjusting nameservers for a single domain

1. Sign in to your Hover Control Panel.Connect Hover Domain to Wix - Control Panel
If you have a single domain you will be taken directly to your domain’s overview page. If you have multiple it will direct to you a list of your domains, click on the domain name to be taken to its overview page.

2. On the overview page, navigate to nameservers on the left-hand side of the page and select Edit.
Connect Hover Domain to Wix - Custom Name servers

3. Enter your updated nameserver information in the pop-up window. If needed, you can also add extra nameservers.
Connect Hover Domain to Wix - Custom Name servers

4. Click Save nameservers to push through the changes. It can take 24-48 hours for the change to complete. 

 

Adjusting nameservers for multiple domains

Alternatively, you can edit your nameservers directly from the Nameservers page on the navigation bar. This menu is available if you have multiple domains.

Connect Hover Domain to Wix - Name servers tab

You can edit the nameservers for multiple domains at once by selecting the Edit button beside the domains. You will have two choices within this menu:

  • Edit nameservers: A menu where you can adjust the domain’s nameservers.
  • Reset nameservers: This resets the nameservers to our default setting.

You can also edit the nameservers for multiple domains at once using the Bulk Edit function.

Connect Hover Domain to Wix - Name servers

  1. Select the domains by toggling each domain and then click the dropdown Bulk edit: select.
  2. Click on Edit nameservers and make the changes in the pop-up window. You can also perform a bulk edit on the nameservers from the Your Domains menu.

 

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 Hover 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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