Connecting or Transferring a Domain Purchased Elsewhere to Your Wix Account

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You can connect your domain to your Wix site, even if the domain was purchased outside of Wix and remains hosted elsewhere. If you prefer to manage the domain registration and payments at Wix, you can transfer your domain to Wix. 
Learn more about transferring vs connecting your domain to Wix to find out which is best for you. 
Important:

Connecting a domain to your site

Connecting your domain to Wix (also known as “domain mapping”) means that the domain management stays with your current domain host, but the URL of your domain points to your Wix site. When people type your domain's web address (e.g. www.mywebsite.com) they are brought to your Wix site. 

There are two ways in which you can connect your domain to Wix - via name servers or via pointing. The method you use to connect your domain determines where the DNS records of your domain are hosted. DNS (Domain Name System) records tell your domain where to go to load your website. 
If you want to connect a domain you already own to your Wix account, we strongly recommend you do so by changing its name servers.
Name servers vs. pointing:
Learn more about the differences between connecting your domain by name servers vs. by pointing.

Transferring a domain to Wix

If you’ve already purchased a domain from another provider, you can transfer the domain from its current registrar to Wix. This allows you manage your domain's registration, payments, contact info, and DNS records at Wix. Before transferring, make sure your domain is eligible to be transferred
Tip:
Most yearly Premium and Studio plans offer a 1 year free domain voucher you can use to claim a new domain, or get 1 year of free registration when you transfer your domain to Wix.

Connecting secondary domains to your site

Your primary domain is usually the domain name you choose when you first purchase your domain from Wix. You can choose a different domain as your primary domain, but you can only have one primary domain.

Secondary domains redirect to your primary domain. You can easily connect secondary domains to your primary domain. You can add an unlimited number of Wix domains, or up to six externally-purchased domains, to a single Wix site. 
If you're connecting an additional domain that was purchased elsewhere, first connect the domain in your account. Once connected, you set up the domain to redirect to your primary domain. 

Connecting subdomains to your site

A subdomain is a prefix that appears before your primary or root domain. For example, "shop.mysite.com" is a subdomain of the root domain "mysite.com".  
You can connect subdomains in your Wix account. For example, if you own the root domain mystunningwebsite.com, you can connect blog.mystunningwebsite.com to your blog website. Read our subdomains overview for more information. 
What's next?
Make it easier for people to contact you. Get a personalized business email for your custom domain through our partnership with Google Workspace.

FAQs

Click below for answers to common questions about connecting vs transferring domains. 

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