Connecting Your GoDaddy Domain to Wix (by Pointing)

There are two ways to connect your GoDaddy Domain to your Wix site:

1. Connecting your domain to our name servers. For instructions on how to connect your GoDaddy domain to our name servers, click here.

2. Pointing your domain to our IP address.

You may use either one of these methods to connect your domain to your Wix document. Below you will find instructions for how to connect your GoDaddy domain to Wix by pointing to the Wix IP.

Please Note: Wix Does NOT Recommend Pointing

We recommend connecting your domain to Wix by using the Wix name servers.

Why?

  • 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.

For instructions on how to connect your GoDaddy domain to Wix by using name servers, click here.

To connect your GoDaddy domain to your Wix document by pointing to the Wix IP:

1. Login to your GoDaddy Account

2. Click on My Account

3. Click on Products and choose Domains

4. In Domains, click Launch next to the domain you wish to connect to your Wix site

5. Click on Edit under DNS Zone File

6. Under Host, click on the pencil icon (circled in red below)

7. Copy the IP in this box below (if you are not logged in, please log in first):

8. Insert the IP you have copied like the example IP below

9. Under CNAMES, click on the pencil icon (circled in red below) next to www

If you don't have a www option you can use the Quick Add option.

10. Insert @ next to www

11. Once you have changed your settings with GoDaddy, please update your Wix Domain Manager.


Update your Wix Domain Manager

Click here and follow the instructions beginning with Step 3 to update your Wix Domain Manager.

Your domain is now connected to your Wix site.

Important note

It may take up to 72 hours for the changes to take effect.

Click here for general information about connecting a domain.

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