Transfer a domain

Manage all of your websites and domains in one place by transferring your domain to Squarespace. Extend your registration by one year without an additional transaction fee.

Why Squarespace?

We offer fair pricing, built-in security, added privacy, and streamlined management to every domain registered through us.

Fair pricing

Your Squarespace domain renews at the same price every year. There are no unexpected fee hikes, and no added fees when you transfer.

Secure and private

Every domain that points to a Squarespace site comes with a free SSL certificate so your visitors can see that your website is secured using trusted communications protocols. WHOIS privacy is also automatically included for all eligible domains.

Streamlined management

Manage all of your websites and domains in one place. Our dashboard allows you to do everything from editing your DNS records to forwarding your URL.

How to transfer your domain to Squarespace

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Unlock your domain by following your current provider’s instructions.

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Get the authorization code from your provider. This may be referred to as an EPP code or transfer key.

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Start the transfer by entering your domain in the domain field.

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Authorize the transfer by entering your authorization code.

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Check out and pay. Keep the time remaining on your current registration, plus an additional year.

01.

Unlock your domain by following your current provider’s instructions.

02.

Get the authorization code from your provider. This may be referred to as an EPP code or transfer key.

03.

Start the transfer by entering your domain in the domain field.

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Authorize the transfer by entering your authorization code.

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Check out and pay. Keep the time remaining on your current registration, plus an additional year.

Claim your free domain

You may be eligible for a free domain on Squarespace for one year if you choose an annual billing plan for a new website.

Award-winning templates

Stand out with a professional website, online store, or portfolio. Choose from an unrivaled set of website templates.

Best-in-class design

Customize the design to fit your personal style and professional needs with curated designer color palettes and fonts.

Frequently asked questions

How long will it take to transfer a domain to Squarespace?

Sixty days must have elapsed since you registered or transferred the domain with your current provider. After you get started, transferring a domain to Squarespace can take anywhere from one to 15 days. The speed depends on the domain provider you’re starting with, but sometimes you can speed up the process. Learn more about domain transfer timing.

What about my existing email address account?

If you have a custom email address linked to your domain, you can transfer your MX records to Squarespace along with your domain. Your MX records keep your email hosted with your current email provider.

Is my domain eligible to transfer?

Your domain’s TLD must be supported by Squarespace, unlocked, and 60 days must have passed since you registered or transferred the domain with your current provider. See a full list of requirements and details.

How much does it cost to transfer my domain?

The transfer itself is free, but a paid one-year extension of your domain registration is required. You’ll keep the time remaining on your registration on top of the extra year you’ll register through us. Learn more about pricing here. The price is based on your domain’s TLD (prices range from $20 to $70 USD). Some domains may be subject to state and local sales taxes. To learn more, visit our guides on taxes in the United States, European Union, or Australia.

What is SSL and WHOIS?

WHOIS is an internet record that lists information about domains. Squarespace automatically removes your personal contact information from the WHOIS record at no extra fee to keep your domain ownership information private. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), is a technology that secures the connection between your browser and the website you’re visiting. Websites using SSL will have URLs beginning with https:// and creates trust with visitors by showing that their information is secure and encrypted on your site.

Should I transfer my domain or connect it?

For most users, we recommend transferring your domain to Squarespace. This way, you can manage all aspects of your site in one place, without needing a separate domain service. However, if your domain isn’t eligible for transfer, or if you need to keep it hosted with your current provider, connecting can be a useful alternative. To learn more, visit transferring vs. connecting domains.

Transfer your domain to Squarespace in just a few easy steps.