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No, you do not need to buy a domain name to launch your Wix site. You are welcome to use the free Wix URL which has the following format: username.wix.com/sitename.

If you do not want to use the free Wix URL, you can purchase your own domain name directly from Wix! Click here to learn how. You can also connect or transfer a domain purchased from another domain host! Click here to learn how.


Note: Using your own domain name is a premium feature, therefore if you wish to use your own domain name (purchased from Wix or from another domain host), you will first need to upgrade to a premium plan.

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  • dcstewar7

    Replied by dcstewar7 November 4, 2013

    Hi Wix Team,

    I am new to this and just want to clarify. If i build a website with Wix and then push publish will my website be published online for free? Also how long would this free publication last? 

    This is going to be used for volunteer purposes and I dont want to build it and then find out its not going to work for everything. I plan on making it member only as well.




    • Daniel Wix Team

      Replied by Daniel November 4, 2013

      Hi Dana,


      1. You can publish your site for free, simply click on the 'Publish' button and your site will be online.

      2. The publish process is instant and your site will remain live until your remove it.


      If you have more questions, please let us know.

      Daniel - Wix support team
  • gissu25

    Replied by gissu25 August 22, 2013


    I type My URL in the search box of Yahoo (http://www.princetonacademic.org/), but it does not appear. What Can I do?




    • Leah Wix Team

      Replied by Leah August 22, 2013

      Hey L,


      Wix guarantees that all of the text and meta tags on your site are being scanned by search engines. However, you need to remember that whenever you update your website, it needs to be crawled by the search engine, such as Google,  before you can expect to see these changes reflected on search results.


      It can take anywhere from 1 to 3 months. To speed the process you can re- submit, if you haven’t already, your website directly to Google through here. After purchasing a premium upgrade, connect Wix with the Bing Webmaster Tool and the Google Webmaster Tool


      To see if Google has indexed your website, as well as the last time this happened i.e. to see a cached version of your website, enter your website’s URL with the word cache: before it in the Google search. For example: cache:www.mydomain.com


      With the Wix SEO Monitoring Tool you will receive a step by step guide to improve your site's SEO. In addition, you can also target what your customers are searching for and it will help your site to get found on Google.

      Please click here for our SEO learning center.

      I hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Sincerely, Leah Wix Team
    • gissu25

      Replied by gissu25 August 22, 2013


      For verification in Google, how can I upload the HTML file to my website (www.princetonacademic.org)?


    • Dima Wix Team

      Replied by Dima August 22, 2013



      To verify your domain with Google, please note that you will have to add a new TXT Record to your Wix instead od uploading an HTML file. 
      Please follow the steps provided here .

      Dima -Wix support team-
    • gissu25

      Replied by gissu25 August 25, 2013


      My domain is not appears in yahoo or Google. What can I do??


    • Rapido Wix Team

      Replied by Rapido August 25, 2013


      There are millions and millions of sites out there, and getting noticed by your target audience can prove tricky. The process of making your site beat the competition and stand out is called Search Engine Optimization, or SEO.

      SEO makes your site found more easily online and also be ranked higher on search results. Wix is search engine friendly! While Wix submits your site for scanning by search engines, you are the one that has the power, you design your site and control it’s settings.
      One of the best ways to improve your site’s visibility is connecting a domain to it. To connect a domain to your site please click here.
      Please click here to learn more about how to improve your site’s SEO. Please note: Usually it takes around 1-3 months to appear in Google search.
      To add meta data to your site please click here .

      New !!! Improve your site SEO with Wix SEO monitoring tool


      To learn about multi-lingual SEO tips please click  here.


      Helpful tips from our Wix blog:

      7 Free Ways to Promote Your Photography Business Online

      5 Great Ways to Find Out What’s Trending on the Web


      For a coupon, please click below:



    • gissu25

      Replied by gissu25 August 25, 2013

      Thanks I added TXT thank you for your help.

      When I can see my website in google??



    • gissu25

      Replied by gissu25 August 26, 2013

      Hi all,

      Thanks my website can be seen in Google. What can I do for Yahoo??


    • Rapido Wix Team

      Replied by Rapido August 26, 2013

      You can submit your site to Yahoo here.

  • mustafamff

    Replied by mustafamff July 27, 2013

    Hi Wix Team,
    I have a question about domain ( I have 1 website) to premium using the UnLImited Package. I saw the package says that free domain is included in the package. I purchased a credit card from the wix site but they did not complete me buy a free domain


    I know the message says there is a problem in the Visa card
    but because Visa has no money, but this after buying website from wix
    Supposed to domain for free and do not ask me for money

    pleas helpe me how i can bay free domain


    • Eileen Wix Team

      Replied by Eileen July 28, 2013

      Hey     mustafamff 

      You are indeed able to get your free domain at my account=>domains=>claim your domain.

      However- seen as the domain is a subscription, you would need to have an active credit card with funds even if the domain is free.   Please make sure you add funds to your card, and hen claim your free domain.

      Eileen, Wix Team.
  • thewildearthhamperco

    Replied by thewildearthhamperco July 12, 2013

    Hi there

    I have a question about the url names that have been given to my sub-pages (is that what they're called?!). They are 'unclean' and I don't understand why there is rubbish attached to them.

    Here is an example of what shows in the url on one of my pages:


    it should be:


    Can you please tell me why I have the #! and /c23i4? It just looks messy and unprofessional. Can it be removed so that it is just 'her'? This is on all of my pages. Does this affect my ability to be found in search engines?

    Many thanks


    • dinamiso Wix Team

      Replied by dinamiso July 12, 2013


      Your Wix HTML5 website is built using HTML5 and AJAX technology. This has many benefits, such as animations on your page transitions, the ability to have your background, header and footer stay static while only the content changes, the ability to use all of the new HTML features as they are released, dynamic page sizing, optimization for mobile devices, etc.

      You can follow our forum post about deep linking   here  or visit our Learning Center page   here .

      Dina-Wix Team.

  • chongmunnyee

    Replied by chongmunnyee May 8, 2013

    Hi Wix Team,


    I know this matter might not be at the right topic. However I wished you could help me. Is it possible if you could tell me the whole process from creating the website to upgrading to making my website successfully seen by others. I read the Wix Answers and all but  I am just quite confused with the whole process. I am afraid I might miss out some steps. I am new at all this. 

    It will be great if you could the summary of it. Thank you so much. 

    • Jonathan Wix Team

      Replied by Jonathan May 8, 2013

      Firstly design your website, it's free so take your time. When ready upgrade it and connect a domain to it. Please read about SEO and how to promote your website online through here.

    • chongmunnyee

      Replied by chongmunnyee May 8, 2013

      I have designed my website. Getting ready to upgrade it to premium using Unlimited Package and purchasing a domain. Other than SEO and Google Analytics that still need to be done, is there anything else? Thanks!

    • Ilia Wix Team

      Replied by Ilia May 8, 2013


      Simply read on about SEO and Google analytics and promote your website using the methods listed there.


      Best regards.

      Ilia - Wix Support
    • chongmunnyee

      Replied by chongmunnyee May 9, 2013

      Alright! Thank you so much! Much appreciated!

    • Maya Wix Team

      Replied by Maya May 9, 2013

      We are always happy to help :)

      Maya Support-Team Wix
  • chongmunnyee

    Replied by chongmunnyee May 7, 2013

    Hi Wix Team,


    I am interested in upgrading my websites ( I have two websites) to premium using the UnLImited Package. I saw the package says  that free domain is included in the package. However, I am quite confused because here says free domain is included but then I have to purchase a domain with the given option of 1,2 or 3 years. Can you please explain to me regarding this? Thank You!

    • Jonathan Wix Team

      Replied by Jonathan May 7, 2013

      With our Yearly unlimited packages (yearly only, not monthly) or a yearly eCommerce package comes a voucher for a free domain from Wix for 1 year:

    • chongmunnyee

      Replied by chongmunnyee May 9, 2013

      Thanks! Appreciated much for your information. 

    • Maya Wix Team

      Replied by Maya May 9, 2013

      We are always happy to help :)

      Maya Support-Team Wix
  • Gleb

    Replied by Gleb December 6, 2012


    Free sites get 500Mb of storage.
    Combo premiums get 1Gb of storage while Unlimited premiums enjoy 2.5Gb.

    Want more storage? Click here to upgrade.


    Gleb, Wix Support
  • cc2898

    Replied by cc2898 December 6, 2012

    I saw that on the premium account, we get 2,5Gb of space, but on the free version of the site, how much space do we have?

  • Uma - Wix Team Wix Team

    Replied by Uma - Wix Team December 5, 2012

    @ wendellleewellservic,

    Domain name is used to improve visibility of your site online, but it is not obligatory on Wix, as you can also create a free site. It takes about 1 - 3 months for google to crawl a site, irrespective of whether they have a domain attached to it or not.

    To read more about appearance in search engines, click here.



  • wendellleewellservic

    Replied by wendellleewellservic December 4, 2012

    Does buying a domain mean a search engine will show my site quicker?

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