If you have a website hosted on Squarespace and you want to transfer your domain to GoDaddy, the process is relatively straightforward. In this article, I will walk you through the steps involved.
But before we begin, it is important to note that transferring a domain can take several days to complete, and your website may be unavailable during this time.
It is also important to carefully follow the instructions provided by both Squarespace and GoDaddy to ensure a smooth and successful transfer. With that said, let’s get started.
Can you transfer your Squarespace domain to GoDaddy?
Yes, you can.
To do this, you will need to obtain an authorization code from Squarespace, then use it to initiate the transfer at GoDaddy. I’ll discuss this process more as you read further.
How to transfer a Squarespace domain to GoDaddy
Follow these next steps to transfer your Squarespace domain to GoDaddy:
Step 1: Log in to your Squarespace account.
Go to the Domains page and click on the domain you’d like to transfer.
On the Transfer Domain page, click Start Transfer Out.
Step 2: Open a GoDaddy account if needed.
If you don’t already have an account with GoDaddy, you’ll need to create one.
Simply go to GoDaddy.com and click Sign up in the top right corner of the page. Enter your contact information, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete your account setup.
Step 3: Initiate domain transfer in GoDaddy.
Once logged in to your GoDaddy account, select the “Transfer” option from the Domains menu.
Enter your domain name in the search bar and click the arrow icon to continue.
You’ll need to enter your Squarespace Domain Authorization Code on the next page before completing checkout. You can find this code on Squarespace’s Transfer Out page.
Step 4: Authorize transfer with Squarespace.
Once you’ve initiated the transfer in GoDaddy, you’ll need to approve it from your Squarespace domain page.
Log back into your Squarespace account and go to the Domains page.
Click on the domain that’s being transferred and click Approve Transfer on the domain page.
Step 5: Check the transfer status.
Once you’ve completed Steps 1 – 4, GoDaddy will transfer your domain from Squarespace to their servers.
You can check the status of your GoDaddy account by navigating to Transfer Status under Domains in the main menu.
The process typically takes up to 7 days, depending on your domain extension.
Once completed, you’re all set. Your Squarespace domain is now successfully transferred to GoDaddy.
Can you keep your domain name if you leave Squarespace?
Yes, you can.
Even when you cancel your Squarespace subscription, the domain is still connected to your account. And you can transfer the domain away from Squarespace when you need to.
How much is the Squarespace domain after the free year?
After the free year, a .COM domain renewal can cost anywhere from $20 to $70 per year.
Other top-level domains (TLDs) such as .ORG or .NET usually ranges between $10 and $40 annually. Prices are subject to change, and you should check the Squarespace website for the most up-to-date information.
Is it better to buy a domain on GoDaddy or Squarespace?
It depends on what you are looking for in a domain. If you are just starting and want something simple and inexpensive with great customer support, then GoDaddy is the better option. Squarespace is better for those who need discounts and free features.
Transferring your Squarespace domain to GoDaddy is a straightforward process you can accomplish in just a few steps.
First, you’ll need to unlock your Squarespace domain by going to the “Domains” tab in your account settings and clicking the “Unlock” button. Next, you’ll need to obtain an authorization code from Squarespace, which you can do by following the instructions on their website.
Once you have the authorization code, you can log in to your GoDaddy account and initiate the domain transfer process by following the prompts.
Be sure to update your DNS settings to ensure that your website continues functioning properly after the transfer.
Transferring your Squarespace domain to GoDaddy is a relatively simple process that can give you more control over your online presence.
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