How do I link my domain to my Wix account

Important: Before you can connect a domain, your Wix site must be upgraded to a Premium Plan.

There are two ways how you can point your domain registered with us to your website created with Wix - you can do it with the help of nameservers or using an IP address:

Pointing a domain using nameservers
Pointing a domain using an IP address



Pointing a domain using nameservers

 
1. Sign into your Wix account and select My Sites on the top of the page. Then select a site you would like to connect your domain to:





2. Click on the Manage Site button:



3. Select Connect Domain:




 4. Chose the option Connect a domain you already own:





5. Enter the domain into the domain field (in the format domain.tld), select “Other” from the “Where did you buy your domain?” drop-down, and then press the Next button:


 


Now you need to set the nameservers provided for the domain in question in the Namecheap account.

6.  Having logged into your Namecheap account, select Domain List from the left sidebar and click on the Manage button next to your domain:



7. Select the Custom DNS option from the drop-down for Nameservers and enter nameservers that were provided into the fields. Once done, make sure you click on the checkmark icon to save the changes:



It may take 24-48 hours for DNS changes to take effect.

NOTE: If you had an email service or other DNS records set, then you would need to re-configure them on the Wix's side.

8. Return to your Wix account to finish the setup.



Pointing a domain using an IP address

It is possible to set up necessary records using this option from Namecheap's side only for domains that are pointed to our BasicDNS, BackupDNS (a legacy option), PremiumDNS or FreeDNS.

1. Follow the steps 1-4 and enter the domain into the domain field (in the format domain.tld), select “Other” from the “Where did you buy your domain?” drop-down, and then press the Change link:




2. Select Pointing and then press the button Change Method:





3. On the next page you will get the host records that should be set in the Namecheap account:





4. Having logged into your Namecheap account, select Domain List from the left sidebar and click on the Manage button next to your domain:





5. Navigate to the Advanced DNS tab at the top of the page, find the Host records section and click on the Add New Record button (not able to edit Host Records?):





If you already have a record set, simply click on it to modify the value:





6. Configure the following three records if you want to use a bare domain for your website, e.g., nctest.info:

  • A record for @ pointing to 23.236.62.147
  • CNAME record for www pointing to www192.wixdns.net
  • CNAME record for m pointing to www192.wixdns.net




7. Click on the Save all changes button once done.  Normally, it takes 30 minutes for newly created records to take effect.

8. Go to the Wix account and click Next:





9. That's it! Now you can close the page:





If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Support Team.

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