- Other TLD prices
- Number of TLDs available
- Security features
- Cross selling
- Mobile app
- ICANN accreditation
To purchase a .com domain name, Wix charges a range of $12.95/year to $14.95/year. The price depends on whether you select 1 year, 2 years or 3 years to own the domain. Compared to many domain registrar sites who charge $30-$40.00/year, this price is highly competitive and is on par with the cheapest companies on the market. Wix also offer 5 premium website plans-4 of which offer a free domain name under the plan for one year for major Top Level Domains .com, .net. .info, .biz, and .co.uk. If you choose to buy a domain without a website hosting plan, the cost is $12.95-$14.95/year.
Other TLD Prices
Wix's other Top-Level Domain (TLD) names (.net, .co, .org, .info, etc) also cost $14.95/year. This is also competitive with the lowest prices in the domain registrar industry.
Number of TLDs Available
Wix offers 32 Top Level Domains (TLDs) for customers to choose from. Although this number is not as much as some companies who offer between 100 and 500 different TLDs or more, it is still comparable to a competitive range for most customers.
Wix attempts to upsell its domain name purchasers 2 times during the checkout process. First, once you select your domain name and it is available, a pop up magnet appears, asking if you want to get the name free if you upgrade to one of their yearly plans along with a domain voucher. Very unfavorable is that Wix forces you to upgrade your site to one of their plans in order to connect the domain name to the site. The second upsell is Wix's privacy domain option, which costs $9.00/year. This is a competitive price compared to other companies who typically charge $11.00/year or more. This is extremely low compared to some major domain sellers who make buyers go through several additional screens of sales pitches in order to buy a domain name.
Regarding mobile apps, Wix is superior to any domain registrar on the market. Some domain companies offer one app for Android and Apple, but Wix goes above and beyond with multiple apps for both Android and iOS.
Some of these Wix apps include:
- Wix Touch-lets you preview your Wix store on your device
- Wix Shoutout -lets you read, send and share beautiful emails on the go
- Shopping by Wix-a store browser that gives customers of Wix's e-ommerce sites a mobile shopping experience, allowing them to browse the store's products from anywhere.
All of Wix's apps are free and have a very high Android rating of 4.4/5. Currently, there are no iOS ratings due there not being enough user feedback to formulate an average rating. When compared to other sites, Wix is one of the only ones that offers more than one app. Some competitors offer no apps at all.