How to Set Up a Custom Domain in Squarespace

How to Set Up a Custom Domain in Squarespace

HOW TO ADD A CUSTOM DOMAIN TO SQUARESPACE

Squarespace, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I could write a sonnet about the ease and user-friendly interface that Squarespace has created. I took the time to learn the backend of WordPress and Prophoto, but it was still so backwards and glitchy. And annoying, to be honest. I will be writing up a full post on Squarespace soon, but for now, here isa tutorial on how to add your custom domain to your Squarespace Website. 

How to Set Up a Custom Domain in Squarespace

In your dashboard, go to Settings, then Domains

How to Set Up a Custom Domain in Squarespace

If you already have a domain, click Connect Third Party Domain. If you do not, select Get a Domain. This tutorial is specifically for those who already have a domain name. But follow the Get a Domain prompts to get set up with your own web address. 

After selecting Connect Third Party Domain, type in your custom domain name. 

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Select your domain provider from the Dropdown list. I purchased my domain from Go Daddy, so I selected them, and on the next window, I entered my Go Daddy account information.

Once complete, you will get a “Connection in Progress” message on your Domains page. 

Tada! You are done. One of the many benefits of using Squarespace. I specifically remember crying when trying to set up my domain on WordPress. Has anyone else experienced similar issues? What are your other favorite features in Squarespace?