Most marketers choose Squarespace as their website builder and host because it provides simple and intuitive tools to create a beautiful and professional website. If you bought a domain from GoDaddy, you could connect it to Squarespace by pointing to its name records. Most website owners do this at first, especially if they’ve had the domain with GoDaddy for quite a long time.
Transferring a domain from GoDaddy to Squarespace is not mandatory; you can connect it instead. However, some website owners find it easier to transfer the domain entirely. It helps them manage everything in one space, thus saving time and energy.
Before you begin the transfer, prepare your accounts with GoDaddy and Squarespace. Login to both, and you can start the transfer when they're ready.
Check that the information in your domain is correct.
Domains are locked for security purposes. If you want to transfer it, you need to unlock it first.
The authorization code is a unique code needed for the transfer.
At this point, you’re done with the GoDaddy part and can move on to the Squarespace part. Open the tab with your Squarespace credentials.
Verify the DNS records and make sure they’re “ON.”
Go back to GoDaddy DNS Settings and edit the CNAME records. Get the Host value from the “Squarespace DNS Manager” and use it for the first CNAME.
Check the details, and if everything is correct, proceed with the payment. You need to pay a one-year renewal as a transfer fee.
Go back to your GoDaddy domain to confirm the transfer. You can also check your email and confirm it from there. GoDaddy wants to ensure that you are the one making the transfer.
Take note that the transfer takes a couple of hours but can last for days.
Once everything is complete, you will get an email confirmation.
Following the steps above, your domain will appear in Squarespace, and you can start building a Squarespace website. Transferring domains from GoDaddy to Squarespace is hassle-free and straightforward. Don’t be intimidated by the jargon. Just follow each step, and you’d be good to go.
To check out some of the best Squarespace website examples, read this article.
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