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Connect IONOS or 1and1 Domain to Wix

Connect IONOS or 1and1 Domain to Wix

This IONOS or 1and1 Domain integration 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 IONOS or 1and1 or 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 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 IONOS or 1and1 domain to Wix by DNS

DNS / Name servers method:

Connect IONOS or 1and1 domain to Wix by Name servers

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

 

Part 2: Configure DNS through IONOS or 1and1

Configuring the DNS of your domain can be done through the DNS provider’s end, if you’re using IONOS as the DNS provider of your domain, proceed with the steps below. If not, you may need to contact your DNS provider for further assistance.

Pointing method:

Adding a CNAME record:

You can configure the CNAME record right in the Domains & SSL section of the Control Panel.

1. Log in to IONOS and go to the Domains & SSL section.

2. Next to the desired domain, click on the gear symbol under Actions and select Manage Subdomains.

3. Next to the desired subdomain, click on the gear symbol under Actions and select DNS.

4. Click ADD RECORD and select CNAME.

5. Enter the desired subdomain in the Hostname field: www.

6. In the Point to field, type the desired entry: www170.wixdns.net(this is just an example, enter the actual Wix CNAME record of your website).

7. Optional: Select the desired TTL.

8. Click Save.

Adding an A Record:

To add a new A record, follow these steps:

1. In the Domains section of the Control Panel, next to your desired domain, click on the gear symbol under Actions and select DNS.

2. Click Add Record and select the A type.

3. In the Host Name field, specify the desired host. To create the A record for your domain, enter the @ character.

4. In the Points to field, enter the desired IPv4 address: 23.236.62.147(this is just an example, enter the actual Wix CNAME record of your website).

5. Optional: Select the desired TTL. By default, your changes will become active immediately.

6. Below the Preview for www row, do not use the same record for www.

7. Click Save.  

DNS / Name servers method:

Setting Custom Name Servers:

You can change the name servers for your domain right in your IONOS Customer Account.

1. In the Domains section of the Control Panel.

2. Next to the desired domain, click on the gear icon under Actions and select Name Server.

3. Click Use Custom Name Servers and enter the desired name servers in the Name Server 1 and Name Server 2 fields. Optionally, you can enter two additional external name servers in the Name Server 3 and Name Server 4fields.

4. To accept the changes, click Save.

You can edit or reset the name servers in this area at any time.  

 

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. 

 

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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