Connecting a Domain to the Wix Name Servers

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Connect a domain you already own to Wix by changing its name servers. With this connection method, Wix hosts your DNS, while your domain remains registered with its current host.
In most cases we recommend connecting via name servers. However, the pointing method may be a better option if you have several DNS records you'd prefer not to reconfigure.
Learn more about the differences between connecting your domain via name servers vs. pointing.
  • You must upgrade your Wix site with a plan before you can connect your domain. 
  • Wix does not support the use of DNSSEC or DNS Proxies like Cloudflare. To ensure DNS propagation, please makes sure these options are not enabled before connecting your domain to a Wix site.

Step 1 | Add the Domain to Your Wix Account

Before updating the DNS settings in your domain host account, you'll need to add the domain to your Wix account. 

To add your domain:

  1. Go to Domains in your Wix account.
  2. Click Add an Existing Domain.
  3. Click Connect a domain you already own.
  4. Select the site you want to connect your domain to and click Next.
  5. Enter your domain name and click Let's Go.
  6. Click Yes, I own this domain.
  7. Some domain providers support connecting your domain automatically. Depending on your provider, you may see different steps. Choose an option:
If the domain is already connected to a Wix account, there's no need for you to continue to Step 2. A message will appear on screen to inform you if this is the case. 

Step 2 | Update the Name Servers in Your Domain Host Account

To connect your domain, you need to update your name server settings in your domain provider's account (this is usually the company you bought your domain from).  
We'll guide you through the process of changing the name servers in your provider's account. Keep this page open for reference, and follow the step-by-step on-screen instructions in your Wix account. 
The instructions in your account will tell you everything you need to know, including the name servers you should use to connect your domain.

To update the Name Servers:

  1. Log into your domain host.
    1. Open a new tab in your browser.
    2. Go to your domain host's site and log in.
    3. Return to the Wix domains page.
    4. Click I logged in.
  2. Find your domain settings page.
    1. Go to the domains page on your domain host's site.
    2. Find your domain and go to the settings panel.
    3. Return to the Wix domains page.
    4. Click I found my domain settings.
  3. Find your name servers
    1. In your domain settings, find the area where you manage or edit name server records.
    2. Return to the Wix domains page.
    3. Click I found the nameservers.
  4. Replace your name servers.
    1. On your domain host's site, delete the old name servers, and replace them with the Wix name servers shown on the screen.  
    2. Click I've replaced my nameservers.

If you're having trouble updating your name servers, contact your domain host for assistance. For your convenience, we've created this email template to help you explain what you need to do. 

Step 3 | Wait for Your Domain to Propagate

Your work is done. It may take up to 48 hours for your domain's new DNS records to propagate and your site to appear worldwide. Learn more about domain propagation.
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