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With Wix, you can connect your domain to your Wix creation so that when visitors type in your domain they will automatically be taken to your site! You can connect your domain to our servers in one of two ways: by connecting your domain to Wix's name servers or by pointing your domain to Wix's IP. Below you will find step-by-step instructions on pointing your domain to Wix by IP. For information on connecting with name servers, click here.
You will have to purchase a domain from a domain registrar of your choice before you can connect it to your Wix site.
If you upgrade to the Combo or Unlimited Yearly package, you will receive a free domain for one year.
Please Note: Wix Does NOT Recommend Pointing
We recommend connecting your domain to Wix by using the Wix name servers.
Downtime when Wix IP changes: The primary reason that we recommend connecting your domain to Wix by using the Wix name servers is that the Wix IP address might change in order to prevent your site from going down. This happens from time to time when natural disasters, server problems and other problems occur. In such events, domains connected to Wix by name servers will automatically have their DNS records updated. However, domains that are connected to Wix by IP pointing will not work until you request the new IP# from us and then manually make the changes with your domain host. This will result in a much longer downtime.
Less support & assistance: When you connect your domain to Wix by name servers, we can offer support and assist you in creating any DNS records you might need. Whereas if you connect to Wix by pointing you would need to contact your domain host with any domain/DNS related issues.
Feature updates must be made manually: We can automatically modify your DNS to accommodate any new feature that requires DNS changes (like WixMobile, and any other possible features that we might release in the future). When choosing pointing you would need to manually make these changes with your domain host.
When pointing your domain to your Wix site, the domain name stays at your hosting company and points to the Wix servers. Your domain host remains in control of your domain records.
To connect your domain to your Wix site by pointing:
1. Purchase a domain from a domain hosting company.
2. From Wix.com, click My Account.
3. Next to Manage Premium, click Domains.
4. Under Domains, click Already have a domain?
5. Under Connecting Your Own Domain, click Connect your domain to Wix without changing your registrar.
6.Under Setup with Wix, type your domain name in the field.
7. Select a Wix site to point your domain to.
8. Click I want to connect by pointing (not recommended) and then checkmark the confirmation next to I know what I'm doing.
9. Click Next.
10. Under Setup with registrar, select a registrar from the drop-down menu.
11. Follow the instructions to ask your domain host to point your domain to the IP in the box below:
In preparation for WixMobile, please also point m.yourdomain.com to the same IP.
For more information on contacting your domain host, click here.
12. Click Done.
Your domain is pointing to your Wix site.
It may take up to 72 hours for the change to take effect.
Not working? Click here to troubleshoot your domain.
You cannot update the spelling of a domain name once you have added it to the Domain Manager. If you need to update the domain name, please add a new domain with the correct spelling and delete the old addition.
You can easily switch the Wix site that your domain is connected to.
You can only assign a domain to a Premium Wix site. If you only have one Premium package, to reassign a domain, you will first have to transfer the Premium package to your new site. For more information about transferring Premium packages, click here.
To connect a domain to a different Wix site:
1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains, click a domain.
2. Under Domain Summary, next to Wix Site, click Change.
3. Under Connect Your Wix Site, choose a Wix document to connect your domain to.
4. Click Save, then click Done.
Your domain is connected to a different Wix site.
In order for your domain to work properly, it must be correctly connected to your Wix site. Generally there are two steps that you need to take for this to happen: (1) you must inform your domain host by letting your host know where to point your domain name to (2) you must enter your information in the Domain Manager. You can check if you have completed these steps correctly by following the instructions below.
Not connected? Click here to troubleshoot your domain.
To check the connection of your domain to your Wix site:
1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains, click a domain.
2. Under Domain Summary, next to Wix Site, click Check connection.
You have checked the connection of your domain to your Wix site.
If there is a domain on your list of domains that you are no longer using or that you would like to remove from your Wix site, you may delete a domain listed in the domain manager.
To delete a domain:
1. From Wix.com, click My Account.
2. Next to Manage Premium, click Domains.
3. From the list under My Domains, click the red X next to the domain.
4. From the pop-up window, click Yes, delete.
Your domain is deleted.