If you have purchased your domain within SquareSpace it will automatically connect. If you have a domain registered with a third party then you need to follow these steps.

 

 

Congratulations! You’ve built yourself an incredible website and it’s ready to go live! If you purchased your domain via SquareSpace you can skip this step and move straight to launching the site and choosing your SquareSpace plan

If you have a domain that is registered with a third party then you need to follow these simple steps:

  1. Have your login details ready so that you can access your domain registrar account.

  2. Head to Settings -> Domain -> Use a domain I own

  3. Enter the domain name in the box

  4. You will be asked whether you want to transfer or connect your domain to SquareSpace. Connecting the domain will mean you will continue to use the third party for hosting your domain going forward. Transferring the domain to SquareSpace will mean that SquareSpace will take over the billing and hosting of the domain going forward. Be aware that transfering the domain to SquareSpace may affect your email accounts. Therefore the safest option is to connect the domain rather than transferring it. For further guidance, read this article from SquareSpace.

  5. Connecting your domain - The process of connecting/transferring your domain is different depending on your current domain host. If you are with GoDaddy the process is completed with the click of a button. Other third party domain hosts typically require you to edit your DNS settings within their control panel. Use this article to help you carry out the steps.

  6. Transferring your domain - This will take longer than merely connecting your domain. SquareSpace will need to authenticate your ownership of the domain and the process can take anything from a few hours to a few days depending on your third party domain host. We strongly recommend you read this guide from SquareSpace before making the decision to transfer your domain and please SquareSpace support for further help.

 

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Course Overview
Course hub
Introduction
Checklist

Preparation
Website content guide and form

Getting Started
Your Squarespace account
Managing your domain
Choose a template
Image selection

The Build
The Build - Part 1
The Build - Part 2
Adding content blocks
Adding buttons and links
Adding summary/gallery blocks
Adding a blog
Adding a shop
Adding newsletters and contact forms
Adding announcement bars/promotional pop ups

Design
Design/Style Editor

Housekeeping
Housekeeping

Launching your site
URL redirects
Connecting your third party domain
SquareSpace plans and launch

SEO
SEO Basics

Keeping it simple
1. Website content form
2. The Build Part 1
3. The Build Part 2
4. SquareSpace plans and launch

REMEMBER!
Using the code:
CLEANSLATE will give you 20% discount off your first year’s annual Squarespace fees