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

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. Select the Custom DNS option from the drop-down for Nameservers and enter your Custom nameservers (can be checked on the Wix side) into the fields. Once done, make sure you click on the green 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.

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


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

  • 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

5. Click on the Save All Changes button once done. Normally, it takes 30 minutes for newly created records to take effect.

6. Go to the Wix account and finish the setup on their side.


Pointing a domain using Wix DNS template setup

This feature may be used if your domain name points to our BasicDNS or PremiumDNS.

PLEASE NOTE: By default, Wix recommends choosing nameservers setup. But no worries, you can still use our special Wix DNS template option. Just do not forget to make sure that Connection Type: Pointing is set on the Wix side.

By the way, when applying Wix template, you do not need to wait for 24+ hours for the propagation completion as the settings will come into the effect within an hour only! Additionally, choosing the Wix DNS template you will be able to use our Free Email Forwarding feature.

Please follow 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. Locate the Advanced DNS tab and select the DNS Templates section:


4. From the drop-down menu, choose the Wix option:


5. Once chosen, click on the green checkmark to save these changes:


6. Confirm these actions by clicking the Continue button:


7. If these settings were properly applied, a "Success!" message will appear:


If these settings were not properly applied, an "Error" message will appear:


PLEASE NOTE: Should this message appear, please contact our 24/7 Customer Support for further assistance.

8. Your successful domain name setup will then be shown with a Product label, which indicates the number of connected services:



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

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