How to connect your domain to Wix

With our Quick Connect service, connecting your domain to Wix has never been easier. You can get to the Quick Connect service by either following the setup guide after purchasing your domain or by selecting the Quick Connect option from the domain management screen. Either way, simply click the Wix icon to get started.

Click the Wix icon to get started.

Click the Wix icon to get started.

Step One: Signup for Wix

If you don’t already have a Wix account you can get one by going to wix.com. If you already have an account you can skip this step. Please note, the free version of Wix does not allow domains to be connected and will need to be upgraded.

Step Two: Go to the “connect domain” settings

When you are logged into your Wix account, open the “site” menu at the top of the page and select “connect domain”.

Select "connect domain" from the "site" menu.

Select “connect domain” from the “site” menu.

Step Three: Select to “connect your own customized domain”

When the window that asks you to choose a domain to save your site, select the “connect your own customized domain” option and click the “save & continue” button.

Connect your own customized domain.

Connect your own customized domain.

Step Four: Choose to connect a domain you already own

Select the “connect a domain you already own” option.

Connect a domain you already own.

Connect a domain you already own.

Step five: Upgrade your Wix account if needed

If you haven’t upgraded to a paid version of Wix, you’ll need to do that before continuing. If you’re already on a paid plan you can skip this step.

Upgrade your Wix account if needed.

Upgrade your Wix account if needed.

Step Six: Choose to connect a domain you already own, again

You may be asked whether you want to buy a domain domain or connect one you already own again. We don’t know why, perhaps they want to make sure you’re really really confident with your decision. At any rate, choose the “connect a domain you already own” option, again.

Connect a domain you already own.

Connect a domain you already own.

Step Seven: Enter your domain, registrar, and connection method

Enter the domain your connecting into the domain field, select “other” from the “where did you buy your domain” drop down, and then click the “change” link to change your connection method.

Enter domain, choose other, change connection method.

Enter domain, choose other, change connection method.

Step Eight: Select the “pointing” method

Wix will give you two options for connecting your domain, DNS and pointing. You will want to choose the pointing method. They will show a scary message but you can ignore it. Quick Connect only supports the pointing method and if you want to use other services like email, etc then you will want to use the pointing method. You can use the DNS method if you understand the difference between the two options but to do so you will need to manually modify the name servers for your domain.

Select the pointing method, ignoring the scary message, and then click the "change method" button.

Select the pointing method, ignoring the scary message, and then click the “change method” button.

Step Nine: Click next

You can ignore this screen, we deal with all of this for you. It’s Quick Connect magic!

Just click the next button.

Just click the next button.

Step Ten: Click close

I know. This screen looks remarkably identical to the last. Click the close link.

Click close.

Click close.

Step Eleven: Go back to step two of Quick Connect

Go back to step two of the Quick Connect process and click the connect domain button.

Step Twelve: Success!

You’re all done. You should now get to your Wix site when going to your domain in a web browser.

If you ran into any problems or need help please do not hesitate to contact support 🙂

How to connect your domain to Weebly

With our Quick Connect service, connecting your domain to Weebly has never been easier. You can get to the Quick Connect service by either following the setup guide after purchasing your domain or by selecting the Quick Connect option from the domain management screen. Either way, simply click the Weebly icon to get started.

Click the Weebly icon to get started.

Click the Weebly icon to get started.

Step One: Signup for Weebly

If you don’t already have a Weebly account you can get one by going to weebly.com. If you already have an account you can skip this step. Please note, the free version of Weebly does not allow domains to be connected and will need to be upgraded.

Step Two: Go to the settings page

To open the settings options for your Weebly site click on “Settings” at the top of the screen.

Click on "Settings" at the top of the screen.

Click on “Settings” at the top of the screen.

Step Three: Open the change site address settings

Click the "change" button in the "site address" section.

Click the “change” button in the “site address” section.

Step Four: Enter the domain name

From the options given on the “choose your website domain” window; select the “use a domain you already own” option, enter the domain into the text field, and click the continue button. You can enter just the domain without “www”. For example, if your domain is sweet.design you would enter only sweet.design and not www.sweet.design.

Type in the domain under "use a domain you already own" and click continue.

Type in the domain under “use a domain you already own” and click continue.

Step Five: Connect your domain

From the “use a domain you already own” window, select the “connect your own domain” option and click the continue button. Do NOT select the “transfer your domain” option.

Choose "connect your domain".

Choose “connect your domain”.

Step Six: Upgrade your Weebly plan if needed

If you’re on a free plan you’ll be required to upgrade before you can connect a domain. Just select the paid plan you’d like and continue.

Upgrade your Weebly account if needed.

Upgrade your Weebly account if needed.

Step Seven: Close the “setup a domain you already own” window

You’re done at Weebly. Close the “setup a domain you already own” window. You don’t need to worry about this part of the domain connect process because we take care of it for you. You should now see the domain listed under the “site address” section. If it doesn’t show up, try refreshing. If it still doesn’t show up you may need to contact Weebly’s support department.

Close this window.

Close this window.

Your new domain should show up under "site address".

Your new domain should show up under “site address”.

Step Eight: Return to step two of Quick Connect

Go to step two of Quick Connect and click the “connect domain” button to finish the connection process.

Step Nine: Success!

You’re all done. You should now get to your Weebly site when going to your domain in a web browser.

If you ran into any problems or need help please do not hesitate to contact support 🙂

How to connect your domain to Squarespace

With our Quick Connect service, connecting your domain to Squarespace has never been easier. You can get to the Quick Connect service by either following the setup guide after purchasing your domain or by selecting the Quick Connect option from the domain management screen. Either way, simply click the Squarespace icon to get started.

Click the Squarespace icon to get started.

Click the Squarespace icon to get started.

Step One: Signup for Squarespace

If you don’t already have a Squarespace account you can get one by going to squarespace.com. If you already have an account you can skip this step. Please note, Squarespace trial accounts are not visible to the public.

Step Two: Go to Domain Settings

When logged into Squarespace and viewing your site, if your options menu isn’t already expanded you can open it by clicking on the arrow in the upper lefthand corner of the page. Once open, click the “Settings” option. Then click the “Domains” option.

Open the main menu.

Open the main menu.

Click "Settings".

Click “settings”.

Click "domains".

Click “domains”.

Step Three: Choose to Connect a Third-Party Domain

You will be given two choices, to connect a third-party domain or to get a domain. Since you already have a great domain, choose the third-party domain option.

Choose to connect a 3rd party domain.

Choose to connect a 3rd party domain.

Step Four: Enter Your Domain

Type your domain into the domain name field and click continue.

Type your domain name into the domain name field.

Type your domain name into the domain name field.

Step Five: Select Your Domain Provider

Select “Other” from the list of domain providers, this should be the default, and then click the connect domain button. When the connecting in progress box pops up, click okay to close it. This will bring up the DNS settings that Squarespace has detected for your domain. Leave this page open as you will be needing the verification code, which is the very first host in the list.

Choose "other" for your domain provider.

Choose “other” for your domain provider.

Click "okay" to close this popup.

Click “okay” to close this popup.

You will need this verification code.

You will need this verification code.

Step Six: Return Quick Connect

Return to step two of the Quick Connect process and click the next step button.

Step Seven: Enter the Verification Code

On step three of the Quick Connect process enter the verification code from the Squarespace DNS settings screen into the verification code field and click the connect domain button. If all goes well you should see a success message.

Enter your verification code and click the connect domain button.

Enter your verification code and click the connect domain button.

Step Eight: Refresh Squarespace DNS Settings

Go back to the Squarespace DNS settings screen and click the refresh button. All of the “current data” should turn green instead of orange. If it doesn’t, wait a minute and try again.

Refresh your DNS settings.

Refresh your DNS settings.

All green! You're ready for the next step.

All green! You’re ready for the next step.

Step Nine: Make the Domain Your Primary

Now we need to make your new, much better domain, the primary domain for your Squarespace account. To get back to the domain settings, click the domain name in the upper lefthand corner of the screen. Once on the domain settings screen, click the “make primary domain” button. Now that the domain is your primary, refresh the page to get rid of the “can’t verify domain ownership” warning message.

Go back to the domain settings.

Go back to the domain settings.

Click the "make primary domain" button.

Click the “make primary domain” button.

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Refresh the page and DNS settings should be green and say “connected”.

Step Ten: Success!

You’re all done. You should now get to your Squarespace site when going to your domain in a web browser.

If you ran into any problems or need help please do not hesitate to contact support 🙂