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Connect Namesilo Domain to Wix

Connect Namesilo Domain with Wix

Connecting a Namesilo 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 Namesilo 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.

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 Namesilo 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.

Before you begin:
You must upgrade your Wix site to a Premium Plan before you can connect your domain.

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    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 Namesilo to Wix via DNS

    DNS method / Name servers

    Connect Namesilo to Wix via nameservers

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

     

    Part 2: Configure DNS via Namesilo 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 Network Solutions or through a DNS provider where you domain points to.

     

    Pointing method / A and CNAME

    You should create or add an A record and CNAME. Here’s an example:

    Host NameTypeData
     A23.236.62.147
    wwwCNAMEwww170.wixdns.net

    Adding A Record

    1. Login to your Namesilo account and go to the Manage my domains section.
    2. Select your domain name.
    3. Click the Update button across DNS records.
      • Delete or edit the existing A and CNAME records using www and blank hostname.
    4. Click the A record link and enter Wix IP address.
    5. Hit Submit.

    Connect Namesilo domain to Wix - A record

    Adding CNAME Record

    1. Login to your Namesilo account and go to the Manage my domains section.
    2. Select your domain name.
    3. Click on the Update button across DNS records.
      • Delete or edit the existing A and CNAME records using www and blank hostname.
    4. Click the CNAME record link and enter the CNAME value provided by Wix.
    5. Hit Submit.

    Connect Namesilo Domain to Wix - CNAME 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

    Changing Name servers

    1. Login to your Namesilo account and go to the Manage my domains section.
    2. Select your domain name.
    3. Scroll down and click the Change button across Nameservers.
    4. Enter Wix name servers.
    5. Hit Submit.

    Connect Namesilo Domain to Wix - Name servers

    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 Namesilo 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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