• Overview

    If your domain name is connected to your Wix site with our name servers, you can update your domain records in the Domain Manager. In the Domain Manager, you can add MX records, A records, CNAME records and TXT records.

    If you have connected your domain to your Wix site by pointing, your domain host is in control of your records. Please contact your domain host and ask them to update your records for you.

  • Viewing Your Domain Records

    To view your domain records:

    1. From Wix.com, click My Account.
    2. Next to Manage Premium, click Domains.
    3. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    4. Under Domain Summary, click Advanced.

     

    Your domain records open.

  • Adding and Updating an MX Record

    An MX record is a mail exchange record. MX records map a domain name to a list of message transfer agents for that domain. You can add your MX records to Wix by using the Domain Manager.

    If you have connected your domain to your Wix site by pointing, your domain host is in control of your records. Please contact your domain host and ask them to update your records for you.

    If you don't know the MX records, simply copy and paste the text below and email it to your email host: "Dear {name of email host (eg, Godaddy)}, My name is {your name} and I purchased an email account from you for the following domain: {your domain URL ( eg, www.yourname.com)}. I have built a site on Wix.com. As I am using their name servers please provide me with the required MX records so that I can forward this to Wix and have my emails redirected back to you."

    If your email provider is on our email provider list, you can easily add MX records by following these steps.

    Important Notes:

    • An MX record is an address, not an IP number. An example of an MX record is: mx1.biz.mail.yahoo.com
      • If the records provided by the email host look like this:
        A mail.wixdomain.com 216.185.152.155
        MX wixdomain.com mail.wixdomain.com

        Then the A record MUST be added before the MX record. 

        If you get an "Invalid email server" error when adding your records, copy the A record's IP address into the field instead of the MX record:

    • When adding MX records to the Domain Manager, do not use capital letters (lowercase only).

     

    Adding an MX Record to a Domain (purchased from Wix)

    To add an MX record:

    1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    2. Under Domain Summary, next to Email (MX Records), click Change.
    3. Select Other from the drop-down menu.
    4. In an MX server field, type in your MX record.

     

    Adding an MX Record to a Domain (purchased elsewhere)

    To add an MX record:

    1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    2. Under Domain Summary, next to Email (MX Records), click Change.
    3. Select Other from the drop-down menu.
    4. In an MX server field, type in your MX record.
    5. Click Save, then click Done.

    Your MX record is added.

    Updating an MX Record

    To update an MX record:

    1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    2. Under Domain Summary, next to Email (MX Records), click Change.
    3. Select Other from the drop-down menu.
    4. In an MX server field, edit your MX record.
    5. Click Save, then click Done.

    Your MX record is updated.

  • Adding and Updating an A Record

    An A record is an address record. A records are most commonly used to map hostnames to an IP address of the host. You can add your A records to Wix by using the Domain Manager.

    If you have connected your domain to your Wix site by pointing, your domain host is in control of your records. Please contact your domain host and ask them to update your records for you.

    Adding an A Record

    To add an A record:

    1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains (Advanced), next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    2. Under Domain Summary, click Advanced.
    3. Next to DNS Records, click Manage.
    4. From Edit Domain Records next to A (Host), click Add New A Record.
    5. Next to Host Name, type in the subdomain.
    6. Next to Points to IP Address, type in the IP address that the subdomain should point to.
    7. Next to TTL, from the drop-down menu, select the time before this addition takes effect.
    8. Click Add.

    Your A record is added.

    Updating an A Record

    To update your A record:

    1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    2. Under Domain Summary, click Advanced.
    3. Next to DNS Records, click Manage.
    4. From Edit Domain Records under A (Host), click the pencil icon next to the record.
    5. Next to Host Name, type in the subdomain.
    6. Next to Points to IP Address, type in the IP address that the subdomain should point to.
    7. Next to TTL, from the drop-down menu, select the time before this change takes effect.
    8. Click Modify.

    Your A record is modified.

  • Adding and Updating a CNAME Record

    A CNAME record is a canonical name record. It specifies that the domain name is an alias of another, canonical domain name. You can add your CNAME records to Wix by using the Domain Manager.

    If you have connected your domain to your Wix site by pointing, your domain host is in control of your records. Please contact your domain host and ask them to update your records for you.

    Adding a CNAME Record

    To add a CNAME record:

    1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains (Advanced), next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    2. Under Domain Summary, click Advanced.
    3. Next to DNS Records, click Manage.
    4. From Edit Domain Records next to CNAME (Aliases), click Add New CNAME Record.
    5. Next to Alias Name, type in the subdomain.
    6. Next to Points to Host Name, type in the domain that your subdomain should point to.
    7. Next to TTL, from the drop-down menu, select the time before this addition takes effect.
    8. Click Add.

    Your CNAME record is added.

    Updating a CNAME Record

    To update your CNAME record:

    1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    2. Under Domain Summary, click Advanced.
    3. Next to DNS Records, click Manage.
    4. From Edit Domain Records under CNAME (Aliases), click the pencil icon next to the record.
    5. Next to Alias Name, type in the subdomain.
    6. Next to Points to Host Name, type in the domain that your subdomain should point to.
    7. Next to TTL, from the drop-down menu, select the time before this change takes effect.
    8. Click Modify.

    Your CNAME record is modified.

  • Adding and Updating a TXT Record

    A TXT record is a text record. You can add your TXT records to Wix by using the Domain Manager.

    If you have connected your domain to your Wix site by pointing, your domain host is in control of your records. Please contact your domain host and ask them to update your records for you.

    Adding a TXT Record

    To add a TXT record:

    1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains (Advanced), next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    2. Under Domain Summary, click Advanced.
    3. Next to DNS Records, click Manage.
    4. From Edit Domain Records next to TXT (Text), click Add New TXT Record.
    5. Next to TXT Name, type in the subdomain.
    6. Next to TXT Value, type in the TXT record.
    7. Next to TTL, from the drop-down menu, select the time before this addition takes effect.
    8. Click Add.

    Your TXT record is added.

    Updating a TXT Record

    To update your TXT record:

    1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    2. Under Domain Summary, click Advanced.
    3. Next to DNS Records, click Manage.
    4. From Edit Domain Records under TXT (Text), click the pencil icon next to the record.
    5. Next to TXT Name, type in the subdomain.
    6. Next to TXT Value, type in the TXT record.
    7. Next to TTL, from the drop-down menu, select the time before this change takes effect.
    8. Click Modify.

    Your TXT record is modified.

  • Deleting a Domain Record

    You can easily delete A records, CNAME records or TXT records that you no longer need.

    If you have connected your domain to your Wix site by pointing, your domain host is in control of your records. Please contact your domain host and ask them to update your records for you.

    To delete a domain record:

    1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
    2. Under Domain Summary, click Advanced.
    3. Next to DNS Records, click Manage.
    4. From Edit Domain Records, click the red X next to the record.

    Your record is deleted.

  • Index of Terms - Domains and Mailboxes

    Click here to find a list of terms that you might come across regarding domains & mailboxes.