How to use your own domain on weebly

Updated April 17, 2017

Weebly is a website builder, or free website creation site, that uses WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) technology. Users can click, drag and move different page elements as well as change fonts and colours within minutes of signing up. For those new to web design or with no prior HTML knowledge, these sites are ideal. Easy to set up and customisable, these sites work regardless of the account a user purchases. A free account may place ads on their site, but all free accounts get a sub-domain on Weebly. For those looking to use their own domain name, users can purchase one directly from Weebly, or use one they already down by redirecting the address to their Weebly site.

Log into Weebly by clicking on the "Log In" button on the main page and using your username or e-mail address and password. Select the website you'd like to edit from your list of sites on the next page by clicking on the blue "Edit" button.

Click on the "Settings" tab at the top of your dashboard and then on the "Change Site Address" link where it says "Address." Register a new domain with Weebly by highlighting the second box and typing your desired address in the field available. Click on "Continue" at the bottom of the screen once you find a web address that isn't taken.

Type your billing information into the page that follows. To use a domain name hosted by Weebly, users must pay £25.90 a year as of 2011. Purchase your domain name through Weebly and they'll redirect all o your old traffic to the new address.

Select the third box on the "Change Site Address" page if you already have a domain available. Type your address in the field provided and click "Continue." Use "Option A" by selecting the text within the content box, pasting it into your e-mail account and mailing it to the company you've purchased your web domain from.

Use "Option B" if you prefer to change the DNS, or domain name servers, manually. Click on the "See Instructions" link at the bottom of the page if you need assistance.

Click "Continue" once you've finished. Note that according to Weebly, it can take up to forty-eight hours for your new domain name to go live.

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Nicole Thomas started writing professionally in 2010. She writes for various websites, specializing in topics about marketing, branding and HTML coding. She studied early childhood education at Bucks County Community College.