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Connect Network Solutions Domain with Wix

Connecting a Network Solutions 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 Network Solutions 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.

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 / A and CNAME

Connect Network Solutions  to Wix via DNS

DNS method / Name servers

Connect Network Solutions to Wix via nameservers

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

 

Part 2: Configure DNS via Network Solutions 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
  1. Log in to the Account Manager, then select My Domain Names.
  2. Select the domain name you want to change or click Manage next to the domain.
  3. In the green box, select Change Where Domain Points.
  4. Select Advanced DNS, then click Continue.
  5. Select the type of record you want to change.

Edit or add A Record

  1. In the IP Address (A Records) section, click the Edit A Records button.
    • To remove and replace existing Numeric IP addresses, select the box next to each A Record you need to delete, then click Continue. Click Save Changes on the Confirm DNS Changes page.
    • To add the new Host and Numeric IP addresses or update the existing Numeric IP addresses, enter the appropriate information in the text boxes.
    • If needed, modify the TTL settings, and then click the Continue button. The TTL default is 7200.
  2. A confirmation page appears that verifies your records were updated. Review the information carefully, and then click the Save Changes button.
  3. You have changed the IP Address for the A Records.

Edit or add CNAME Record

  1. In the Host Aliases (CNAME Records) section, click the Edit CNAME Records button.
  2. Type the new Aliases or update the existing Aliases in the Alias text boxes. If needed, modify the TTL settings. The TTL default is 7200.
  3. Select one of the two:
    • Refers to Host Name to alias another record assigned to this domain. Select the hostname from the drop-down box under the Host Name column.
    • Other Host to alias another domain. The information entered in this field must be a domain name. It cannot be an IP address or a specific directory.
  4. Click the Continue button.
  5. A confirmation page appears that verifies your records were updated. Review the information carefully, and then click the Save Changes button.

 

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
  1. Click here and log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Within the Account Manager, select My Domain Names.
  3. Select the domain name you want to change and click Manage.
  4. In the green/purple box, select Change Where Domain Points.
  5. Select Domain Name Server (DNS).
  6. Under Specify the Domain Name Servers section, type Wix name servers (ex. ns4.wixdns.net and ns45wixdns.net).
  7. To enter additional Domain Name Servers, click the Add More Name Servers link.
  8. Click Continue, then click Apply Changes to accept the changes.

 

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 Network Solutions 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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