Domain transfer is one of the more straightforward features offered by Squarespace, but it is essential that you remember your site will be temporarily unavailable during this process.
GoDaddy has long been one of the leading providers in web hosting and domain registration, offering various services designed to make your online presence shine through.
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Domain names are the unique identifiers that identify websites on the internet, making it easier for people to remember your site. When moving a domain from one host to another, it is vital that you follow all procedures outlined by both domain registrars and Squarespace to ensure everything goes smoothly. To make the move a success, consult with their help articles as this process may differ depending on who hosts your domain name.
Begin by signing into your GoDaddy account using either your username and password or two-factor authentication feature. After logging in, select “Manage Domains”, choose the domain name you would like to transfer, click on “Transfer Now”, and you will receive a Domain Transfer Authorization Code which must be kept safe and secure in order for this process to proceed smoothly.
Once you have an authorization code, the next step in transferring your domain to Squarespace will be verifying its details – such as contact info – are correct in the Domains panel of Squarespace’s control panel, as well as being able to change DNS settings within it.
This process may take several days, so it is wise to plan ahead. If your website is hosted on that domain, downtime may occur during this period and emails or listservs hosted on that domain may become inaccessible during that time.
Domain transfers can be complex and challenging for those unfamiliar with DNS settings. To make the transfer smoother and save yourself hassle in the future, be sure to follow both sets of instructions from both domain registrar and Squarespace (they will differ slightly) exactly and contact their support teams if you have any inquiries; otherwise contact their support teams instead for help as it could save a great deal of time in the long run. Furthermore, newer domains may be locked by their registrar for 60 days so please bear that in mind as well.
Click on the domain name you want to transfer
Domain names serve as unique addresses that identify websites on the internet, and it is essential that they represent your business correctly as the first thing customers see when searching for products and services online. An attractive domain name makes it easier for people to remember your website; plus transferring it over to Squarespace can take only days!
Step one in transferring your domain is logging into your GoDaddy account and clicking on the Domains tab. Select your domain of interest before clicking “Transfer,” followed by entering an Authorization Code which helps verify you as the owner of said domain and click on “Confirm.”
Once your domain transfer has been successfully completed, the next step should be updating its DNS records to direct its domain towards Squarespace. It could take up to 72 hours before this happens and, during that period, your website could become temporarily inaccessible.
Before beginning to transfer a domain, it’s essential that all your data be securely backed up – this includes website files, email addresses and any other pertinent details. In addition, make sure the domain in question meets eligibility criteria – for instance it hasn’t expired and contains accurate contact info in Squarespace account.
Once you’ve followed these steps, the domain transfer should complete within 1-15 days; however, delays could arise in case there are issues during its transfer process.
Once your domain is transferred successfully, you’ll need to renew its registration annually based on its type. Pricing information can be found within Squarespace Domains panel.
Click on the transfer button
Domain names identify websites on the internet, and transferring your domain from GoDaddy to Squarespace is an easy process that can save both time and money. Before beginning this journey, however, be mindful of several essential details before embarking on this endeavor.
First, ensure your domain is eligible to transfer. You can do this by visiting the Domains page in your GoDaddy account and clicking on its name – if not eligible you will need to wait or cancel the transfer altogether. After it is transferred you will need to change DNS records which will direct visitors to the new site while hiding its “www” prefix for additional protection and security.
Once your domain is transferred, a website host is essential. Squarespace is an excellent option for small businesses as it provides numerous features that can help expand and develop your business while offering an intuitive user interface that makes managing it effortless.
When signing up for a Squarespace account, you have two options for connecting an existing domain: connecting it directly or creating an alias that points directly to it. Connecting is generally preferred as it enables you to keep your hosting account with GoDaddy while still managing both websites from within a single platform; however it can be time-consuming and confusing if unfamiliar with this process.
To transfer a GoDaddy domain to Squarespace, an authorization code will be needed – this unique number appears on your GoDaddy Domains page, copy it, and move forward with the process. Once you have an authorization code in hand, move onto Squarespace domain transfer process.
If your domain is being transferred to Squarespace, a Review Order panel will show the details of your transfer. In some instances, additional domain registration fees may apply depending on which domain type it is.
Once your transfer is complete, you can modify your DNS records in Squarespace’s Settings panel in order to create a more memorable URL and enhance SEO. Furthermore, you can update administrative contact info or add email addresses if required.
Enter the authorization code
For business owners seeking to transition their website or domain from GoDaddy to Squarespace, one of the first steps should be transferring their domain name. This can take several days but should go smoothly – please follow these steps below for success!
Begin your transfer by logging into your GoDaddy account and going to “Manage All Domains.” Select your domain of interest, click its switch button, and follow any further prompts that appear after that to enter an Authorization Code for it to transfer. This code can be found under Transfer Auth Code on “Manage All Domains.”
Once you’ve entered an authorization code, an email confirmation will be sent directly to your inbox. Next, contact your new registrar in order to initiate the transfer by providing them with both the AUTH code and signed letter of authorization; once all these steps have been completed successfully, your transfer should take effect shortly thereafter.
At this point, your website could become inaccessible, along with losing any email accounts associated with that domain. There are ways to prevent this from occurring though; first back up any emails you wish to keep safe.
Keep in mind that, due to ICANN regulations, domains that are less than 60 days old may not be eligible for transfer. Furthermore, you’ll likely need to pay for one year of service with your new registrar; however there may be promotional offers which reduce this cost considerably.
Domain transfer is an invaluable feature of Squarespace that makes updating DNS settings much simpler. To learn more, refer to this helpful Squarespace Help article or back up your data before initiating this transfer – these tips will ensure a successful transition and ensure that your site will be up and running as quickly as possible!