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Transfer a Domain Purchased Elsewhere to Wix

If you are going to build and host a website using Wix and already own a domain from other vendor, this tutorial will help you understand how to use it on Wix.

Domain Transfer to Wix

If you have purchased a domain elsewhere, Wix lets you transfer it to their service without cancelling the original registration.

When you transfer your domain to Wix, Wix becomes your domain host. This means your domain’s contact information, DNS settings, and registration payments are all managed from within your Wix account. 

To transfer your domain to Wix:

  1. Click here to get started.
  2. Read the instructions and click Continue.
  3. Enter the domain name and click Submit.
  4. Click the drop-down menu to select where the domain was purchased from and click Continue.
  5. Follow the step-by-step instructions, selecting the checkboxes.
  6. Select an extension period of at least one year.
    Tip: If you have a free domain voucher, it’s automatically applied.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Check and/or edit your contact information.
  9. Click Continue
  10. Select a privacy option: 
    • Private Registration: Your contact details won’t appear in the WHOIS domain information records. You can turn the privacy protection option on and off whenever you want.
    • Public Registration: Your name and address always remain public in the WHOIS domain information records. You can only change it to private when manually extending the domain subscription.
  11. Click Continue.
  12. Select your payment method.
  13. Click Submit Purchase.

Once you’ve submitted the purchase, an email is sent from newsletter@i.wix.com to your domain’s registrant contact email, confirming that the transfer has been initiated. It may take up to 7 days for your domain transfer to complete.

If your domain has successfully transferred to Wix, but your old site still appears, this usually resolves itself after a few days depending on your router or browser settings. To fix it immediately, clear your browser’s cache and then flush the DNS. 

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Raj Maurya

Raj Maurya is the founder of Digital Gyan. He is a technical content writer on Fiverr and freelancer.com. When not working, he plays Valorant.

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