How to transfer or point your GoDaddy domain name to your Wix site

Josep Garcia

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Wix will allow you the ability to both, transfer and connect your domain name to your Wix premium plan. When you connect your domain name, this means that it remains at GoDaddy but it will point to your Wix site. Transferring your domain name from GoDaddy to Wix means to moving it from the former to the latter; after doing so, Wix will be hosting your domain name. The end result is similar; anyone who types your domain name will see your Wix site.

How can a GoDaddy domain name be transferred to a Wix premium account?

After you’ve transferred your domain name from GoDaddy to your Wix premium account, Wix will become your domain name registrar. Domain transfers are not available for all domain name types. However, the main domain names types such as .com, .net and .org are possible to transfer to Wix.

To learn how to transfer your domain name from GoDaddy to Wix, please check out this support article: “Transferring a Domain Purchased Elsewhere to Wix“.

How to connect a GoDaddy domain name to a Wix premium account:

You may want to keep GoDaddy as your domain registrar. This makes sense if you are using email accounts through their system. If this is the case, you can connect your GoDaddy domain name to a Wix premium site. You would need to make some adjustments to some technical parameters through GoDaddy’s system. However, GoDaddy will help you if you simply contact their support team. You can read the needed information to make this connection in this help article: “Connecting a Domain Purchased Elsewhere“.

Please noteIf you purchase one of the Ecommerce plans, VIP, Pro, Unlimited or Combo, your domain name will be free the first year. Learn more about Wix prices. However, be aware that the following year you will be expected to pay for your domain name(s).

Additional Information

You will be able to connect your GoDaddy domain name with any premium plan. Notice that connecting or transferring your domain name to a Wix Free account is not possible. Please read more about Wix’s plans here.

The first year of your domain name with a Combo, Unlimited or eCommerce is free. However, domain names renew at about $15 per year. Prices will differ depending on the domain name type.

GoDaddy is a little bit cheaper. A .com domain name will cost you about $13 per year. Big discounts may be available for the first year.

You only need a domain name. You don’t need to purchase any other products such as web hosting or website creation platforms from GoDaddy.

Wix provides email accounts through Google Apps, which is a really professional solution. However, you will be paying $4 per month and user—not the cheapest of all available solutions.

Sadly, GoDaddy is not a cheap alternative either. Their professional email plans start at $3.99 and they renew at $4.99 per user per month.

If you would like to have professional email accounts, you can check Namecheap out. Namecheap is a much cheaper alternative.

GoDaddy Website Builder is not quite as powerful as Wix. However, it’s considerably cheaper and can be an adequate alternative if you’re just looking for a basic website. Learn more in our Wix vs GoDaddy comparison here.

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Hi there, I am Josep Garcia. Since 2014 I've been testing and writing about website builders and hosting services, and I share all my learnings at Tooltester.com. Today I am not an active staff member anymore, but I do hope you enjoyed this article. And if you have any questions, please leave me a comment below.

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