How to connect your domain to Squarespace

With our Quick Connect service, connecting your domain to Squarespace has never been easier. You can get to the Quick Connect service by either following the setup guide after purchasing your domain or by selecting the Quick Connect option from the domain management screen. Either way, simply click the Squarespace icon to get started.

Click the Squarespace icon to get started.

Click the Squarespace icon to get started.

Step One: Signup for Squarespace

If you don’t already have a Squarespace account you can get one by going to squarespace.com. If you already have an account you can skip this step. Please note, Squarespace trial accounts are not visible to the public.

Step Two: Go to Domain Settings

When logged into Squarespace and viewing your site, if your options menu isn’t already expanded you can open it by clicking on the arrow in the upper lefthand corner of the page. Once open, click the “Settings” option. Then click the “Domains” option.

Open the main menu.

Open the main menu.

Click "Settings".

Click “settings”.

Click "domains".

Click “domains”.

Step Three: Choose to Connect a Third-Party Domain

You will be given two choices, to connect a third-party domain or to get a domain. Since you already have a great domain, choose the third-party domain option.

Choose to connect a 3rd party domain.

Choose to connect a 3rd party domain.

Step Four: Enter Your Domain

Type your domain into the domain name field and click continue.

Type your domain name into the domain name field.

Type your domain name into the domain name field.

Step Five: Select Your Domain Provider

Select “Other” from the list of domain providers, this should be the default, and then click the connect domain button. When the connecting in progress box pops up, click okay to close it. This will bring up the DNS settings that Squarespace has detected for your domain. Leave this page open as you will be needing the verification code, which is the very first host in the list.

Choose "other" for your domain provider.

Choose “other” for your domain provider.

Click "okay" to close this popup.

Click “okay” to close this popup.

You will need this verification code.

You will need this verification code.

Step Six: Return Quick Connect

Return to step two of the Quick Connect process and click the next step button.

Step Seven: Enter the Verification Code

On step three of the Quick Connect process enter the verification code from the Squarespace DNS settings screen into the verification code field and click the connect domain button. If all goes well you should see a success message.

Enter your verification code and click the connect domain button.

Enter your verification code and click the connect domain button.

Step Eight: Refresh Squarespace DNS Settings

Go back to the Squarespace DNS settings screen and click the refresh button. All of the “current data” should turn green instead of orange. If it doesn’t, wait a minute and try again.

Refresh your DNS settings.

Refresh your DNS settings.

All green! You're ready for the next step.

All green! You’re ready for the next step.

Step Nine: Make the Domain Your Primary

Now we need to make your new, much better domain, the primary domain for your Squarespace account. To get back to the domain settings, click the domain name in the upper lefthand corner of the screen. Once on the domain settings screen, click the “make primary domain” button. Now that the domain is your primary, refresh the page to get rid of the “can’t verify domain ownership” warning message.

Go back to the domain settings.

Go back to the domain settings.

Click the "make primary domain" button.

Click the “make primary domain” button.

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Refresh the page and DNS settings should be green and say “connected”.

Step Ten: Success!

You’re all done. You should now get to your Squarespace site when going to your domain in a web browser.

If you ran into any problems or need help please do not hesitate to contact support 🙂

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