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If you have purchased a domain from Wix, it is possible to transfer it to another domain host, if necessary.

To transfer a Wix domain: Sign in to your Wix account > from the top menu, hover over Subscriptions > click Domains > click Manage next to the relevant domain.

Under Domain Summary, click the Advanced tab > on the right, click Transfer away from Wix > click Send.


An email code will be sent to your email address. This code should be forwarded to your new domain host.


Note: In accordance with ICANN rules, you will only be able to transfer your domain 60 days after purchasing it from Wix.


Note: If you were referring to a non-Wix Domain which you connected to your Wix site, you will need to contact your domain host for assistance with disconnecting your domain from Wix.


For further information on transferring your domain, click here or watch the video below!


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  • aschrader7831

    Replied by aschrader7831 June 3, 2014

    My domain was about to expire and I wanted to transfer my site to WordPress but manage it on GoDaddy. I followed all directions and put the transfer code in before expiration. It said it transferred correctly to GoDaddy and it says it is mapped correctly on WordPress. The domain is now listed as expired in Wix. However, when I map it to WordPress it still maps to Wix and wants to show me how to register my domain with Wix. This is frustrating. I've tried finding a phone number for customer service and have reached out on social media with no response. What can I do to get my site working properly and out of your system or whatever?

    • aschrader7831

      Replied by aschrader7831 June 3, 2014

      Here is my whois link for more info. http://who.is/whois/adamcschrader.com

    • Sheila Wix Team

      Replied by Sheila June 3, 2014

      Hi aschrader7831,


      Your domain opens up your WordPress site; it is no longer connected to Wix.  There is nothing you need to do about this domain in your Wix account. 



      Sheila - Wix Support
  • ssokar

    Replied by ssokar June 3, 2014

    hello i currently have a site with you and a doman. i have come in need of going to another provider due to cost restraints. i need to have my domain name transfered to another site how to do this?


    • AlonH Wix Team

      Replied by AlonH June 3, 2014



      Please follow the instructions provided in the best reply above to transfer your domain away from Wix.


      Let us know if you need further assistance. 

      Best regards.

  • evenjaz

    Replied by evenjaz June 3, 2014

    Hi I have a website on wix www.pscpen.com and its pending from wix.com side to be transferred to another domain. My website is already down for a week and this is an organization website.

    We can't afford to have such long downtime. Please contact me to help me resolve this - eveleelj@gmail.com  I've requested for help and there's suppose to be a customer care agent to be calling me but I've yet to receive such call. 

    • Uma - Wix Team Wix Team

      Replied by Uma - Wix Team June 3, 2014


      After you have submitted a request, a transfer code will be sent to you to your email account (chinschian@hotmail.com). Please forward this code to your new domain registrar.

      Let us know if you keep experiencing difficulties.




  • sophisticatedhairbea

    Replied by sophisticatedhairbea June 2, 2014

    domain name

    i have bought my domain name with wix but dont want to use you to host my website however the comany i have chosen are stating i have to go through you to change it over

    • Maya Wix Team

      Replied by Maya June 3, 2014

      Hi  sophisticatedhairbea,

      You can of course transfer your domain away from Wix if you wish to. In the best reply above you can find all needed instructions to do so.

      Please do not hesitate to contact us again if you need further assistance.





      Maya Support-Team Wix
  • mrmdoorsworcester

    Replied by mrmdoorsworcester June 2, 2014


    I am trying to transfer my domain to another provider.  I will pay the third party to transfer in, but will need a code from Wix. 

    Can you confirm:

    1.  is it free to transfer away.

    2. can you give me the steps to do this in my control panel for doorsworcester.com  i have followed the video in this post, but it seems my control panel is different to the one in the video.


    • Maya Wix Team

      Replied by Maya June 3, 2014

      Hi mrmdoorsworcester,

      Please follow the instructions provided in the best reply above to transfer your domain away from Wix.





      Maya Support-Team Wix
    • mrmdoorsworcester

      Replied by mrmdoorsworcester June 4, 2014


      I have double checked and my control panel differs to the one in the help video. 

      Under the Advanced tab under domains, there is no option to transfer away.

      Privacy is turned off and the domain was purchased around 6 months ago.

      Please could you take a look and let me know how to transfer away?

      Many thanks,

    • rony Wix Team

      Replied by rony June 5, 2014


      I can see the transfer button under the advanced settings on your Manage Premium console.

      Rony WixTeam
    • mrmdoorsworcester

      Replied by mrmdoorsworcester June 5, 2014

      Hello again,

      Please can you take a look at the image i have uploaded. 

      It appears the transfer options are hidden for me?  If not can you provide step by step instruction details on to get there.


    • Noa Wix Team

      Replied by Noa June 5, 2014



      Please click the "manage" button next to "dns records" in order to see this option.


      Let us know if we can further assist,

      Noa - Wix Team
    • mrmdoorsworcester

      Replied by mrmdoorsworcester June 6, 2014


      I have managed to engage the transfer. Which was done a couple of hours ago. But still no email from Wix. Please can you check the status? 

      As the third party is awaiting the transfer code.


    • Itamar Wix Team

      Replied by Itamar June 7, 2014

      Please note you may not receive the email immediately, but you can expect to receive it on the same day. Did you receive the email yet?


      Itamar, Wix team
  • tarahs87

    Replied by tarahs87 May 28, 2014

    Why must we wait 60 days to transfer the domain we purchased through Wix to another web host? I recently purchased my domain and decided the Wix would not work for our website so we built it elsewhere. I am currently out of a website for 60 days!!??

    Can anyone help me?

    • Ron Wix Team

      Replied by Ron May 29, 2014



      It is not possible to transfer a domain in the initial 60 day period after registering the domain. This is in accordance with the regulation established by ICANN (the domain regulatory body), and cannot be circumvented by Wix. This limitation applies to both incoming (to Wix) and outgoing (away from Wix) transfers.
      If you are unable to transfer your domain to Wix due to this limitation, please note that you are able to connect your domain to Wix in the meantime. For information about connecting your domain to Wix, click here.
      If you are unable to transfer your domain away from Wix due to this limitation, please note that you are able to point your domain away from Wix in the meantime. To point your domain to a different IP address, you will need to modify the domain's A records. You will need to contact your new host and request for the relevant IP address. For more information about how to edit your A records, click here.
      Ron, Wix Team
  • ckevents143

    Replied by ckevents143 May 28, 2014

    Transfer domain away from Wix

    I'm having the same issue, My new host is waiting to wix to release the domain.. It has been pending for a week. What's the hold up? Is there a way to find out an estimated time of when this will be completed..

    Feeling frustrated.. Had great service up until now but now I’m without a website….

    • Tal Wix Team

      Replied by Tal May 28, 2014



      I apologize for any inconvenience this issue has caused you.

      Your domain has expired and it is impossible to transfer an expired domain.

      In order to extend it, please follow these steps:

      1. Click on the domain tab -> click on "Manage" next to the domain name you want to use.

      2. Click Manage Payments.

      3. Click Update payment method.

      4. Fill in your current credit card information.

      5. Click OK.


      Then repeat the transfer process.


      Please inform us whether you need any further assistance,

      Tal, Wix Team
  • katherinespours

    Replied by katherinespours May 27, 2014

    Hi Im having trouble transferring my Wix domain name to vista print website. I have got my code several times now and still don't have a place put it. I don't understand what I'am meant to do with it as my Vista print provider said they do not accept a code my Wix provider will have to set it up through IP Address!

    HELP!!!! What do I do?

    I really need to speak to someone over the phone of on a live chat about this ASAP!

    • Omer Wix Team

      Replied by Omer May 27, 2014



      If vista print won't accept the code then that means they do not support a domain transfer to be hosted by them.


      If they ask you to change the IP for your domain, that means changing the A records of the domain in the Wix domain manager.

      What are A records?

  • humcmak

    Replied by humcmak May 26, 2014


    I received my Transfer Code and passed it on to my new registrar but they said they cannot commence as the domain name is currently locked.

    Can you advise what to do please?


    • Omer Wix Team

      Replied by Omer May 27, 2014



      Checking your domain on whois (http://who.is/whois/royal-house-events.com) shows the status of the domain is ok. If it was locked then the status would be "client transfer prohibited" which is not the case.


      Please check again with the destination host where they are seeing the domain is still locked

    • humcmak

      Replied by humcmak May 27, 2014


      That's great and seems to be in process.

      Can you tell me what is happening with .co.uk? I sent all the required info to premium@wix but not heard anything as yet.


    • Alon - WIX team Wix Team

      Replied by Alon - WIX team May 28, 2014

      it seems that your domain name "royalhouseevents.co.uk" has been transferred successfully to  your new Registrant:  Royal House Events

      Alon - Wix Team
    • humcmak

      Replied by humcmak June 3, 2014


      I have been in touch with new hosting company and they said this:

      I've checked this domain but its not currently pointing toward us. Its pointing toward Register.com (NSI-US). It doesn't look as if the IPS tag for the domain has been changed, could you ask this domain registrar to change the IPS tag to UKWEBHOSTING please?


    • Ron Wix Team

      Replied by Ron June 5, 2014



      We apologize for the inconvenience.


      I've started the process again. You will be contacted shortly regarding the process.


      Thank you for your patience and understanding.


      Ron, Wix Team
  • eysouth

    Replied by eysouth May 25, 2014

    I followed the directions but there is no link to transfer domain away from WIX. alpost624.org - email alpost624@gmail.com

    I need the transfer auth code!

    • Jonathan Wix Team

      Replied by Jonathan May 26, 2014

      You don't have a Wix domain and this is why there is no link. A Wix domain is one purchased through us. Your domain is provided by GoDaddy, please contact them.

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