How to Assign a Domain name with DNS Records

This article describes how to assign a domain to Webnode without fully transferring it to Webnode management. Using your own domain with the project is part of our premium services. It is therefore necessary to have purchased a premium package first. If you do not have an active premium package for your project, you can see how to purchase one here

Assign the domain in the Webnode administration and then set the DNS records in the domain settings of the current registrar. Assigning a domain is more suitable for those who are already experienced in editing domain records. As the settings are not performed by us, we cannot directly assist you. In case of difficulties, it is necessary to contact your domain registrar, who has access to your domain set up. We are not responsible for the Incorrect settings of a domain that is not under our administration.

If you wish to leave your domain settings to us, you can put your domain under our management through a domain transfer

Domain assignment without transfer

1. You are able to set your domain as the primary domain directly from the project detail by clicking Administration and Domain management.

Click Domain management

2. The second way to assign a domain is by directly accessing domain management through the editor. First, click on Settings.


Choose Settings

3. Select the Domains tab and then Manage domains.

Choose Manage domains

4. Click Transfer your domain.

Click Transfer your domain

5. Scroll down and expand the text Can I use my own domain without Webnode transferring it to Webnode. Go to the link in the expanded paragraph.

Domain assignment without transfer

6. In the window that opens, fill in the domain name and click Add domain.

 Domain assignment without transfer

7. Now you can see the DNS records including help for settings. Set up these records in domain management with your current registrar.

Domain assignment without transfer

8. In case you want to use email services with Webnode, you also need to set MX records in the second part of the article. If you don't wish to use Webnode email services, please go to the next section.

Domain assignment without transfer

9. Click Continue at the end of the DNS settings help to go to Domain Management. After the records are overwritten (usually 24 hours), it is necessary to verify the domain in Domain Management and set it as primary.

10. To verify the domain, click on the assigned domain in the domain management.

Verify the domain

11. Once verified, the domain status is marked as active. If the domain has been verified, it can now be set as primary in the domain detail.

Primary domain


Changes in DNS records can take effect within 24 hours, so you can try to verify your domain in the domain management sooner. If you are unable to verify your domain after more than 24 hours, please check your DNS settings again. In this case, we recommend reviewing the help again, including the notes. Also, make sure that your domain is not set up with an AAAA record pointing away from Webnode. Help is still available in domain detail in Domain Management until verification.
If you have also set up Webnode MX records, you can create mailboxes after verification. Help for using email services is available here

If the domain has DNS records correctly set, the https certificate is deployed automatically within 24 hours of domain verification. The certificate is free. If the domain is not deployed after this time, please contact us.

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