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How do I point my domain name to a Wix website?
Posted Thursday April 17th 2014 / Category DNS

There are two possibilities for pointing your domain name to Wix.

If you only hold your domain registration with us

If you have registered only your domain name with us, then you will configure your domain to point to Wix via your VIPControl.

  1. Login to your VIPControl account.
  2. Click Manage my Domains on your VIPControl dashboard
  3. Select the domain name you’re using for Wix.
  4. In the drop down options click Manage DNS.
  5. Select the Free DNS Hosting option.
  6. Then click Add Record and set the record(s) up as per Wix’s instruction.
  7. Repeat Step 6 as required for each record.

If you’re unsure of the records Wix require, please login to their control panel or contact their support team. Please be aware that by changing your domains configuration, it’s existing configuration may cease to function once you initiate the changes.

Please note: Changes to DNS configuration, such as to configure your Wix setup, may take up to 24 hours to take effect due to DNS propagation.

If you have your hosting with us

If you have your domain name pointed at a cPanel hosting service with us, you will be able to point your domain to Wix through cPanel. To do this please follow these steps:

  1. Login to your cPanel service.
  2. Click the Zone Editor icon.
  3. Add the records as per Wix’s instruction.

If you are updating your primary domain’s A record but require email to remain setup on our cPanel web hosting server, you will also need to ensure the mail A record is pointed to the cPanel server IP. Then go to your cPanel home page, click the MX record icon and change your main MX record from yourdomain.com to mail.yourdomain.com.

If you’re unsure of the records Wix require, please login to their control panel or contact their support team. Please be aware that by changing your domains configuration, it’s existing configuration may cease to function once you initiate the changes.

Please note: Changes to DNS configuration, such as to configure your Wix setup, may take up to 24 hours to take effect due to DNS propagation.

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