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 🙂

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