How do I link my domain to my Weebly account

When you sign up for a free Weebly account, you can create and publish your sites absolutely free. When you publish a free Weebly site, it will automatically get its own site address (URL), like http://test.weebly.com.

If you would like to connect your own domain (a domain is a site address that you own, for example, www.mydomain.tld), you will first have to upgrade your plan to a paid one that includes using your own domain.

If you already have a paid Weebly account, you can map it to your Weebly site. If your domain name is pointed to our BasicDNS, BackupDNS (a legacy option), PremiumDNS or FreeDNS, you can connect to your Weebly account following these steps:

1. Sign in to your Namecheap account.

2. Select Domain List from the left sidebar and click on the Manage button next to your domain name:


3. Click on the Advanced DNS tab and find the Host records section. Then click on the Add New Record button (are you unable to edit host records?):


4. Now add two A records for @ and www hostnames pointing to 199.34.228.59 IP address:


Optionally, you can use 199.34.228.55, 199.34.228.56, 199.34.228.57, 199.34.228.58; you can use whichever of these you feel like using. They all function the same way and they all work properly. If you find this confusing, just use the 199.34.228.59 IP. It ultimately doesn't matter.

5. Save changes using the corresponding green button. Normally, it takes 30 minutes for newly created host records to take effect.

NOTE: It might take up to 48 hours for these changes to fully propagate on the Weebly side. During that time the website may not be available.

6. All newly registered domains are pointed to the default parking page automatically (two last records in the screenshot below). The connection is configured with the help of URL Redirect and a CNAME record. Make sure that these records are removed and no other URL Redirect (Unmasked/Masked/Permanent Redirect), A or CNAME records are created for @ or www hosts.

Here is the example of conflicting records that should be removed:


After your settings have been activated, you need to make sure Weebly knows about your custom domain so that it can direct visitors to your site. Just log into your Weebly account and proceed with the changes in it.

That's it!


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