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I have a domain registered with Wix which I want to point at one of my droplets, what do I need to change and where?

  • Posted October 8, 2019
  • DNS

Hi

I need a wix registered domain pointed at a droplet, but I’m a little lost as to where I change the information and what I change that information with.

Thank you in advance.

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Hello, @jbaledev

Since the domain name is bought from Wix the DNS zone should be controlled /edited from there. What you need to do is to point the A record of the domain name to the IP address of your droplet.

You should be able to make this change from Wix’s control panel:

Editing DNS Records in Your Wix Account Go to the My Domains page. Note: If you have more than one domain in your account, select the relevant domain. Click the Advanced tab. Click Edit DNS. Edit the relevant records,e.g point the A record of your domain to the IP address of your droplet Click Save DNS.

Let me know how it goes.

Hello, @SephiaSky

Hopefully this will be sorted in less than 48 hours. Let me know how it goes.

Regards, Alex

Hello, @SephiaSky

If the A record for the domain is already pointed to the IP address of your droplet you should be okay.

If you have a CNAME for www, e.g www.yourdomain.com it’s supposed to be a CNAME for yourdomain.com, so once you’ve pointed your main domain yourdomain.com to DigitalOcean’s droplet this will be good too. I’m not sure if you’re using wix.yourdomain.com for something.

If you’re having trouble to update your nameservers from external domain provider you can check this link:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-point-to-digitalocean-nameservers-from-common-domain-registrars

Hope this helps!

Regards, Alex

Hello, @SephiaSky

You can point your domain name to a floating IP address. All you need to do is the change the A record for your domain or subdomain from the DNS zone.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Regards, Alex

I’m glad everything is working as expected! :)