How to choose and add your domain to your Wix website

So you've got your Wix site all ready to publish. It's time to choose a domain name.



Choosing the best domain name:

You may already know what domain you want to have, such as your business name etc, but here's a way of helping you to decide what might work well:


Note:

  • Before you can assign a domain in your account to a site, you must first upgrade the site to a Premium plan.

  • If you try to assign a domain to a site which isn't Premium, you will be asked if you want to either upgrade to Premium, or reassign an existing Premium plan from one of your other sites, in order to connect a domain.



Buying a Wix domain:

  1. Go to your Domains page and click Buy a Domain.

  2. Enter a domain name and domain extension (e.g. .com, .net etc.) in the search field, then click Search.

  3. If the domain is available, click Get It to register it directly on Wix. Tip: If the domain you enter is not available, Wix provide some suggestions that are available. Alternatively, go back to step 2 and try another domain or domain extension.

  4. Continue the instructions on screen



How to link a domain you've bought outside of Wix, such as Go Daddy or 123reg


Step 1 | Add the Domain to Your Wix Account

Before updating the DNS settings in your domain host account, go to the Domains page in your Wix account and add the domain:


Go to the Domains page in your Wix account.

  1. Click Add an Existing Domain.

  2. Click Connect a domain you already own.


  1. Select the site you want to connect your domain to and click Next.

  2. Enter your domain name and click Let's Go.

  3. Click I own this domain.

  4. Review the information on screen and click Start.


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

To connect your domain, you must update your domain's name server settings in your domain host account (usually the company you bought your domain from). You will see a step-by-step outline in your Wix dashboard, which will help you to go through the steps to change the name servers in your domain's current host account. Keep this page open and work through the steps on the domain host's account. The steps will tell you everything you need to know, including the names servers (NS) records you should use.



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.




How to link a Wix domain to your Wix site

Now this way is nice and easy!


To add the domain:

  1. Go to the Domains page 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 I own this domain.


Good luck with linking up your domain! Please reach out at mikala@moon-digital.co.uk for more support.


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