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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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  • Leah Wix Team

    Replied by Leah September 30, 2012

    Hey djsnackwell,

     

    To connect your site to a domain please visit our Domain Portal or view the video below. The connection may take up to 72 hours to take effect.

     

    Check out this video for instructions:

     

     

    Connecting a domain to your site is a premium feature, if your site is not yet upgraded please click here.

     

    If you do not have a domain you can buy one from Wix, click here to proceed.

     

    Transferring your Wix domain to a different host: If you have a Wix domain, click here for instructions on how to transfer it to a different host.
     

    Transferring your domain name to Wix: You cannot transfer your domain name (purchased elsewhere) to Wix. You can simply connect it to your Wix site as explained above.
     

    Don't have a domain yet? To get a free domain for a year,  click below:

     

     

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

     

    Sincerely, Leah Wix Team
  • djsnackwell

    Replied by djsnackwell September 30, 2012

    Thank you Michal!
    Do you have a link there i can read about connecting my domain to wix?

     

  • Michal

    Replied by Michal September 29, 2012

    Hi djsnackwell,

     

    I am not sure I fully understand your question.

    Your Wix creations are hosted on our Wix servers, so we do not require any external hosting service.

     

    However, if you wish to connect a domain to your Wix site, you will need to upgrade your free site to one of our Premium plans and purchase a domain either from Wix or from another host. In this case, you will be able to connect your domain to your Wix site.

     

    If this isn't what you meant, please elaborate.

     

    Thanks,

    Michal - Wix Team
  • djsnackwell

    Replied by djsnackwell September 29, 2012

    Can i use Wix without web hosting? Can I send my domain here and then use Wix? Or must i also have webhost to use Wix?

  • Michael

    Replied by Michael September 13, 2012

    Wix doesn't support the option of exporting files created using Wix to an external destination / Hosts as we host all your Wix creations on our servers.

    You can connect your Wix site to your own domain! For information about how to do this, click here.

    -- Michael - Wix Team
  • sarzai

    Replied by sarzai September 13, 2012

    HI, can I build web site with wix , but do not host it on wix.com

  • Yoni

    Replied by Yoni July 11, 2012

    Connecting a domain to a website does not use up storage space.

    Yoni - Wix Support
  • integratedfield

    Replied by integratedfield July 11, 2012

    Dear Wix-Team,

    If I connect my domain to the wix site. Would it take up space from my previous host?
    If yes, what's those 2.5 gb memory that come with premium package for?

    Thank you very much for your help.

  • wix Wix Team

    Replied by Wix KnowledgeBase March 13, 2012

    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.

  • dinamiso Wix Team

    Replied by dinamiso February 28, 2012

    Hi

    I checked your Wix account and I saw you have a Wix domain which was purchased on the 28/2/2012.

    Are you referring to this domain?

    Please send us the domain name.

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