• Overview

    You can now purchase your domain directly from Wix! When purchasing a domain from Wix, your new Wix domain will be automatically connected to the Wix servers. Connecting a domain to your Wix site has never been easier!

    Important note: To connect your domain to Wix, please note that you will first have to upgrade your site to Premium.

    Once you have purchased a Wix domain, please be aware that any emails related to your domain should come from a Wix.com email address. If you receive an email from any other email address, please notify us immediately.

     

  • Purchasing a Domain from Wix

    You can now purchase your domain directly from Wix! You can purchase your domain through the Wix Domain Manager. Your new Wix domain will be automatically connected to the Wix servers.

    You will also have the option to purchase a Wix domain when purchasing a Premium package. When purchasing a Wix Premium package, the final Congratulations screen will give you the option to also purchase a domain. To purchase a domain from the Congratulations screen, begin with Step 4 in the guide below.

    If you are claiming a free domain, simply follow the steps below to register the domain. In the Purchase screen, under Step 2: Service Term, the box next to Use my free 1-Year Domain gift will be checked and you will see the discount applied to your total before you complete your purchase.

    What is the cost of a Wix domain?

        One Year: $14.95
        Two Years: $27.90
        Three Years: $38.85

    Please note that these prices do not apply to .biz domains.

    To purchase a domain from Wix:

    1. Sign into Wix.com and go to My Account.
    2. Under My Account, next to Manage Premium, click Domains.
    3. Under Connect Your Own Domain Now, type a domain name in the field.
    4. From the drop-down menu next to the domain name field, choose an extension. Click Search to see if the domain is available.

    Wix currently offers .com, .org, .net, .biz, .co.uk and .info extensions.
    If your domain is unavailable, go back to Step 4 above.

    5. When you find an available domain, click Buy it! to register your domain.

    Be sure to verify that you have written your domain name correctly! Once you have purchased a domain, you will not be able to edit, cancel or delete it.

    6. From the domain registration screen, under Step 1: Public or Private Registration, mark the circle next to Public Registration or Private Registration. Click Next.

    Please note that .co.uk extensions do not have a Private Registration option. Therefore, you will not be able to select either public or private registration options when viewing the Step 1: Public or Private Registration screen, as public registration is automatically selected for .co.uk domains.

    If you don’t want your contact details to appear in the WHOIS domain information records, choose Private Registration.

    Important! You will not be able to change this setting (this is true for domain registration in general, not just with Wix).

    If you purchased the option to make your information private, you can temporarily turn the privacy protection option on and off but this would result in a temporary change only. In other words, if you choose to keep your information private when purchasing, the option will always remain a part of your domain purchase, even when renewing. Conversely, if you don't choose the option to make your information private when purchasing, it will always remain public and you will not have the option to change it to private, even when renewing.

    7. Under Step 2: Service Term, choose the length of time that you would like to register your domain for. Click on the bar above 1 Year, 2 Years or 3 Years to choose the length of your contract. Click Next.

    Important! If you are claiming a free domain, please note that the voucher is for one year only. You will be charged if you add additional years. Choosing the Private Domain option (see the step above) is also not included in the one year domain voucher.

    8. Under Step 3: Review Domain Contact Information, fill in the fields. Click Next.

    If there are already details in the Registrant Contact fields and you would like to update them, click Change in the upper right corner.

    What contact information should you list in your domain registration?

    Registrant Contact: the person or company who is the licensee of the domain name and has the right to use, sell or remove a domain name.
    Tech Contact: the person responsible for the technical aspects of maintaining the domain, such as updating the domain records.
    Admin Contact: the representative of the Registrant Contact. This person is authorized by the Registrant Contact to make any relevant changes to the domain name.

    9. Under Step 4: Billing Information, fill in your credit card details. Click Submit Purchase.

    PayPal is currently not a supported method of payment.

    10. On the Success Page , to connect your new domain to one of your Wix sites, click Continue.

    You now own a new domain. To assign it to your Wix site, see the Assigning Your Wix Domain to Your Wix Site section below and follow the instructions.

    If you registered for a domain name directly from the Congratulations screen after purchasing a package, your domain will be automatically connected to the website that you have upgraded.

    Once you have chosen a Wix site to connect your domain to, your Wix domain will be automatically connected to your Wix site and to your Wix Mobile site (when applicable).

    Due to Network Solutions restrictions, if you have a domain registered with Wix, you will not be able to use Network Solutions' email hosting service.
    Likewise, Yahoo! Small Business Emails are not compatible with Wix domains. If you have a Yahoo Business email and plan to use it with your Wix domain, please be aware that Yahoo requires full control over your DNS records and if you purchase a Wix domain, you will need to transfer the domain away from Wix and to Yahoo.

  • Setting Up Your Wix Domain

    Now that you have purchased a Wix domain, you will need to assign it to one of your Wix sites (if you haven't already). In the Basic and Advanced tabs of the Wix Domain Manager, you will also be able to select an email provider and manage your domain records.

     

    Assigning Your Wix Domain to Your Wix Site

    You can easily connect your Wix domain with your Wix website.

    You can only assign a domain to a Wix site that has been upgraded to a Premium package which includes connecting your own domain. 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 assign your Wix domain to your Wix site:

    1. From Domains, under My Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.

    2. Under Domain Summary, next to Wix Site, click Change.

    3. Under Point Your Wix Site, choose a Wix site to assign your domain to.

    4. Click Save, then click Done.

    Your Wix domain is assigned to your Wix site.

     

    Choosing an Email Provider

    You can activate your domain email, by selecting your email provider in the Domain Manager.

    If your email provider is not on our list or you need to add additional MX records, please follow the steps here.

    To choose an email provider:

    1. From your Domains, under My Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.

    2. Under Domain Summary, next to Email, click Change.

    3. Select an email provider from the drop-down menu.

    If your email provider is not listed in the drop-down menu, please select Other and ask your email host for their MX records. In the Domain Manager, update the MX records in the fields provided under Other. For more details about MX records, click here.

    4. Click Save, then click Done.

    Your email provider has changed.

     

    Managing Your Domain Records

    You can easily update your Wix domain records in the Domain Manager. You can add and update MX records, A records, CNAME records and TXT records.

    To manage your domain records:

    1. From Domains, under My Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    2. Under Domain Summary, click Advanced.
    3. Next to DNS Records, click Manage.

    You can now manage your domain records.

    Click one of the links below for detailed instructions on viewing, adding, updating or deleting MX, CNAME, TXT and A records.

    Viewing Your Domain Records
    Adding and Updating an MX Record
    Adding and Updating an A Record
    Adding and Updating a CNAME Record
    Adding and Updating a TXT Record
    Deleting a Domain Record

     

  • Managing Payment

    In the Wix Domain Manager, you will be able to manage your domain name payment. You can renew your domain name, set your auto renewal preference, update your billing details and view your invoices.

    Please keep in mind that you will not be able to use a free domain voucher to renew a domain. The use of free domain vouchers is limited to the purchase of new domains only.

    Renewing Your Domain Name

    You can renew your Wix domain name before it expires by going to the Billing and Payments tab of Manage Premium.

    Please keep in mind that you will not be able to use a free domain voucher to renew a domain. The use of free domain vouchers is limited to the purchase of new domains only.

    To renew your domain name:

    1. Next to Manage Premium, click Billing and Payment.
    2. Under Domain Subscriptions, next to your domain, click Manage.
    3. Next to Expiry date, click Extend.
    4. Under Public or Private Registration, mark the dial next to Public or Private Registration. Click Next.
    5. Under Service Term, choose the length of time that you would like to register your domain for. Click on the bar above 1 Year2 Years or 3 Years to choose the length of contract. Click Next.

    6. Review your Domain Contact Information and Billing Information.
    7. Click Submit Purchase.

    Your domain name is renewed.

    Changing Your Auto Renewal Option

    You can set up your account to auto renew your domain name when it is about to expire to prevent service disruptions.

    When you purchase a Wix domain, this payment option will be set to "auto renew" by default.

    To change your auto renewal option:

    1. Next to Manage Premium, click Billing and Payment.
    2. Under Domain Subscriptions, next to your domain, click Manage.
    3. Next to Next payment, click Cancel or Turn Auto Renew On.

    4. If you have clicked Cancel, from the Auto Renewal window, click the radio dial next to the auto renewal or manual option. Click Save.

    Your auto renewal option changes.

    Updating Payment Details

    You can easily change your billing details from the Billing and Payments tab of Manage Premium.

    To update your payment details:

    1. Next to Manage Premium, click Billing and Payment.
    2. Under Domain Subscriptions, next to your domain, click Manage.
    3. Next to Payment Method, click Update Payment Method.
    4. Under Update Billing Details, update your payment details.
    5. Click OK, then click Done.

    Your payment details are updated.

  • Temporarily Updating Privacy Registration (if applicable)

    If you purchased the option to make your information private, you can temporarily turn the privacy protection option on and off.

    Please note that this would result in a temporary change only. If you choose to keep your information private when purchasing, the option will always remain a part of your domain purchase, even when renewing. Conversely, if you don't choose the option to make your information private when purchasing, it will always remain public and you will not have the option to change it to private, even when renewing.

    To temporarily update privacy protection:

    1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    2. Under Domain Summary, click the Advanced tab.
    3. Next to Privacy Protection, click Turn Private Registration off.

    4. From the Edit Private Registration window, click the radio dial next to the Leave Private Registration on or Turn Private Registration off option.

    5. Click Save, then click Done.

    Your private registration option changes.

  • Transferring Your Wix Domain from Wix

    If you have purchased a Wix domain, but have decided to transfer it away from Wix, you can do so easily from the Wix Domain Manager.

    Please note that you will only be able to transfer your domain 60 days after you purchase it from Wix. In accordance with ICANN rules, there is a mandatory 60-day waiting period between registering your domain and transferring it.

    If you have received a letter suggesting that you transfer your domain away from Wix, please ignore it; note that when you purchase a Wix domain, it is automatically connected to your site and if you move it to another registrar, you will have to reconnect the domain manually to our servers.

    To transfer your Wix domain from Wix:

    1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    2. Under Domain Summary, click the Advanced tab.
    3. Next to Transfer away from Wix, click Transfer (please make sure to turn off Private Registration if it is on).

    4. In the Transfer window, click Send.

    5. An email with a code will be sent to you. Forward this code to your new domain registrar.
    You may not receive the email immediately, but you can expect to receive it on the same day.

    Your Wix domain is transferred from Wix.

    Wix domain name with .co.uk suffix will require a change of the TAG Name in order to transfer away from Wix. Please email us at premium@wix.com with the following information:

    • Wix User Name
    • Wix Domain Name
    • TAG Name of the new Domain Host

    Please also make sure you cancel your domain renewal.

  • Transferring Your Wix Domain to another Wix Account

    If you have purchased a Wix domain, but have decided to transfer it to another Wix account, you can do so easily from the Wix Domain Manager.

    To transfer your Wix domain to another Wix account:

    1. From your Domain Manager, under Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    2. Under Domain Summary, click the Advanced tab and then click Transfer to a different Wix account.

    3. From Transfer your Domain to a Different Wix Account, next to Email, type the email of the Wix account to which the domain will be transferred.

    4. Next to Password, type the password of the same Wix account.
    5. Click Transfer.

    Your domain is transferred to the Wix account indicated.

    The domain will appear in the Domains tab of the recipient's Manage Premium. If the recipient has a Premium account (i.e., the account has previous purchases), the domain will also appear in the Domain Subscriptions section under the Billing & Payment tab of the recipient's Manage Premium.

    The recipient will have to activate the domain subscription by going to Manage Premium > Domains, clicking Manage next to the relevant domain and from the Domain Summary, next to Expiration Date, clicking Extend and following the prompts.

    In the original account, the auto-renewal option for the domain subscription will be switched off automatically (if applicable).

    Please note that at this time domains that have an associated email account cannot be transferred to a different Wix account.

  • Updating Contact Information

    You can update your domain name contact information from the Wix Domain Manager. You can edit your registrant, tech and admin contact information from the Contact Information tab of your Domain Summary.

    To update your contact information:

    1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    2. Under Domain Summary, click the Contact Information tab.
    3. Next to your contact information, click Change.

    4. In the Contact window that opens, update the fields.

    5. Click Save, then click Done.

    Your contact details are updated.

  • Deleting a Wix Domain

    You will not be able to cancel or delete a domain that you have purchased from Wix; please be sure to verify that you have written your domain name correctly!

    Please note that Wix domain purchases are separate from Premium package purchases and do not have a 14-day free trial policy. Wix domain purchases are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled.