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A free Wix URL is made of username.wix.com/sitename.

You can find step by step instructions about how to change your username here.
To change your site name, go to My Account -> click on Manage & Edit Site next to your site and click Rename under Site Actions on the right side.

To change your own domain please go into the Wix Domain Manager (My Account -> Domains from the top bar) and remove your old domain and then add the new domain again under your preferred connection method or purchase a domain.

To connect your own domain to your site, upgrade to Premium and purchase a domain or get one for free (for the purchase of yearly package- Combo, Unlimited or eCommerce)! Click here to learn more.

If you still do not own the new domain name, you can purchase it from Wix! You can find more information here.

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  • tyler1besaw

    Replied by tyler1besaw 2 days ago

    How can I get my username out of the URL?


    • ariadned Wix Team

      Replied by ariadned 2 days ago

      Hi tyler1besaw,

      To get your username our of the URL you will have to connect your own domain to your site.


      If you still do not own the new domain name, you can purchase it from Wix! You can find more information here.



      Ariadne - Wix Team
  • venergyvirtualasst

    Replied by venergyvirtualasst April 7, 2014

    I am trying to change my site name from perfetto virtual asst to venergy virtual asst.  but I followed the instructions listed on this post and do not see anything that says rename.  I dont see anything on the right except what is at the top of the page.  there are options on the left and one of them allows me to view my site address but it doesnt allow me to rename

  • su3685

    Replied by su3685 April 7, 2014

    invalid site name

    Hi  I want to change my site name in my wix account and it says the site name that I want to change it to is invalid.    I did have two site names in the wix editor but deleted the Susancodding.com one.   I want to rename my remaining one to to susancodding.com. Instead of Scodding.com   thanks for your help.



    • Darth V. Wix Team

      Replied by Darth V. April 7, 2014

      Hello Susan!


      Please try to log-out and then log-in to your account and try renaming your website again. 

      Also could you please send us the screenshot of the error that you're getting. 


      For instructions on how to take a screenshot, please use this link.

      To upload the screenshot, simply click on the "Upload" button and follow the steps.


      Best regards, WIX Team
    • su3685

      Replied by su3685 April 8, 2014

      I followed the instructions.   signed out and signed back in still having issues.   im uploading my screen shot

      thanks again for the help.


    • Darth V. Wix Team

      Replied by Darth V. April 8, 2014

      Hello, Susan!


      Please avoid using dots in your website name. 

      Let us know if you need any further assistance. 

      Best regards, WIX Team
  • heatherzelman

    Replied by heatherzelman April 2, 2014

    url address change

    I'd like to change the address from this: 


    to this:


    is this possible?

    • Elena Wix Team

      Replied by Elena April 2, 2014



      I have merged your question to the releated thread, please see the Best Reply above. 

  • souhad0

    Replied by souhad0 March 29, 2014

    I NEED TO CHANGE THE USER FOR MY SITE. Please dont tell me to look for the best reply, I NEED INSTURCIONS PLEASE


    • Yotam Wix Team

      Replied by Yotam March 29, 2014


      Please go through the step by step instructions here and let us know if and where you get stuck along the way, so that we can further assist you.


      Awaiting your reply.

      Yotam Wix Team
  • ougale4u

    Replied by ougale4u March 26, 2014

    is it possible to take off the username from site address?
    • Elena Wix Team

      Replied by Elena March 26, 2014



      The format of your free Wix URL is username.wix.com/sitename. And it isn't possible to remove any part of that. 

      You can upgrade your site and connect your own domain.

      Please note: upgrading your site and connecting your domain are two separate options. 

      To upgrade your site please click here

      To connect your site to your own domain please visit our  Domain Portal.

      You can also purchase Wix domain. For the instruction please click here.

  • dawnnicole7575

    Replied by dawnnicole7575 March 26, 2014

    help with site name please

    My site name is so long.  I haven't yet published it because theres still a lot of editing to do.  But it includes my email and salon name.  And it is just way too long.  How do I change this?

    • Uma Wix Team

      Replied by Uma March 26, 2014


      To change your site name please refer to the best answer in this thread.


  • farmtojars

    Replied by farmtojars March 24, 2014

    Is there a way to not have wix in my website address


    • Jonathan Wix Team

      Replied by Jonathan March 24, 2014

      For Premium Users: If you have upgraded your site and want to view it with your own domain, please click  here for instructions.

  • meaganpatch

    Replied by meaganpatch March 13, 2014

    Using new Template but keeping my address


    I have been building a site using one template, but now realize that I cannot edit all the images on that site. So I would like to switch to another Wix template and start over, but keep the same web address. How can I do that?


    Thank you,



    • CarleyS Wix Team

      Replied by CarleyS March 13, 2014

      Hi Meagan,


      The format of your free Wix URL is username.wix.com/sitename. Therefore if you wish for your new site to have the same URL as your current site, you will need to change the site name accordingly.


      Since you can't have two sites with the same name, please first change the name of your old site to a different name (or delete it if you are ready to do so) and change the name of your new site to match the site name in the URL.


      Please see the Best Reply above to learn how to change your site name.


      If you need any further assistance, please let us know.

      - Regards, Carley
  • swimlove14

    Replied by swimlove14 March 12, 2014

    can you please make a video on how to do this? I find this difficult and stressful.

    • Jonathan Wix Team

      Replied by Jonathan March 13, 2014

      To change your site name, go to My Account -> click on Manage & Edit Site next to your site and click Rename under Site Actions on the right side.

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