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I want to connect my domain with a website at wix.com

When you have created a website at Wix.com and you want to connect it to your domain at TransIP, there are two ways of accomplishing this:

 

Please note! Connecting an external domain to Wix requires a 'Premium Plan', which is a paid service at Wix.

 

The nameservers determine where the DNS settings of a domain are managed. Based on your choice you can either manage the DNS on the Wix website, or in our control panel. Regarding functionality there isn't much of a difference, although Wix offers less types of DNS-records which can be added.

Connect using Wix's nameservers

When using the nameservers from Wix you can follow the following steps:

Perform on Wix.com:

  1. Go to Domains & Mailboxes in the 'My Apps' screen by selecting Manage.
    Domains & Mailboxes within Wix.
  2. Now choose Connect a domain you already own.
    Choose 'Connect a domain you already own binnen Wix'.
  3. Enter your domain after 'Which domain do you want to connect to your website'.
    Information regarding your domain at Wix.
  4. Select Other at 'Where did you buy your domain?'.
  5. Warning! If you want to use the Wix nameservers, leave the Connection method on DNS.
  6. Press the blue Next in the bottom right corner.
  7. You will now be shown the Wix nameservers you need to use.
    Overview of the nameservers at Wix
    Important! These nameservers can differ per domain. Therefore you can not just copy ns13.wixdns.net & ns12.wixdns.net from our example. It's very much possible that you need to use completely different nameservers!

If you want to use TransIP's mail services, you will need to add DNS records at Wix to make sure you can receive and send mail. If this is not the case, you can jump to configuring the nameservers in the control panel.

  1. Navigate to Domains & Mailboxes again in the 'My Apps' screen by selecting Manage.
  2. Go to the tab 'Advanced'.
    Advanced options
  3. Click on the "Edit DNS" button.
  4. Select "+ Add Another" below the TXT header. Add the SPF-record
  5. Now enter the SPF record: v=spf1 include:_spf.transip.email ~all. You don't have to add quotation marks; Wix will do this automatically.
  6. Now select Save DNS.
  7. Go to the tab 'Mailboxes'.
  8. Click on Changes Settings behind "your domain is set up for a connection to an external email account.
  9. Select 'Other' below "Your Email Provider".
    Enter mx.transip.email as mail server
  10. Enter mx.transip.email after "Points to". Wix will automatically add the 'priority' and 'TTL'.
  11. Now press Ok.
  12. Now go to Advanced > DNS Records to verify the records have successfully been added:
    An overview of the required DNS-records at Wix when using TransIP-mail

Configuring the Wix nameservers within the TransIP control panel
Perform on the control panel:

  1. Go to the tab Domains & Hosting in the control panel.
  2. Click on the domain name you want to connect to Wix. Please make sure you don't select the checkbox in front!
  3. You can now change the nameservers below the header Nameservers which can be found below Advanced domain settings.
  4. Is there no header labeled Nameservers? In that case you are almost certainly using the 'TransIP settings'.
    Enable advanced DNS settings Disable these settings by selecting Enable advanced settings.
  5. Remove all 3 the default TransIP nameservers.
  6. Enter the 2 nameservers you received from Wix.
    Enter Wix's nameservers
  7. Click the Save button to make these changes permanent.
  8. You have now successfully connected your domain to Wix! It can take up to 24 hours before these changes have been processed everywhere.

Connect Wix via DNS

Please note! When you connect your domain via DNS (pointing), it can be so that DNS-changes at Wix will make your website unreachable until you make these changes.
Perform on Wix.com:

  1. Go to Domains & Mailboxes in the 'My Apps' screen by selecting Manage.
    Domains & Mailboxes within Wix.
  2. Now choose Connect a domain you already own.
    Choose 'Connect a domain you already own binnen Wix'.
  3. Enter your domain after 'Which domain do you want to connect to your website'.
    Information regarding your domain at Wix.
  4. Select Other at 'Where did you buy your domain?'.
  5. Important! Click Change behind the Connection method.
  6. Change the selected option to Pointing
    Change the option to 'Pointing'
    A warning will be shown regarding possible downsides of using DNS-records instead of WIx's nameservers.
  7. Click on the button Change method in the bottom right corner.
  8. Now click on the button Next in the bottom right corner.
  9. You will get an overview of the DNS records from Wix that need to be used.
    The DNS settings at Wix
    Please note! These DNS-records may vary per domain. You therefore can not just copy paste 23.236.62.147 & www70.wixdns.net from our example. It's very possible your DNS-records will be different!

Perform on the control panel:

  1. Go to the tab Domains & Hosting in the control panel.
  2. Click on the domain name you want to connect to Wix. Please make sure you don't select the checkbox in front!
  3. You can now change the DNS settings below the header DNS which can be found below Advanced domain settings.
  4. Do you not see the header DNS? Most likely the 'TransIP settings' are enabled.
    Enable advanced settings Disable these settings by selecting Enable advanced settings.
  5. Change the current A record so it points to the IP address Wix supplied (in our example 23.236.62.147). The DNS settings in the control panel
  6. Add 2 CNAME records for 'www' and 'm' that point to the Wix server (in our example www70.wixdns.net).
  7. Press Save.
  8. You have now successfully connected your domain to Wix! It can take up to 24 hours before these changes have been processed everywhere.

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