To transfer a domain from GoDaddy to Squarespace, follow these steps:
1. Unlock your domain: Log in to your GoDaddy account and navigate to the “Domains” section. Find the domain you want to transfer and click on it. Look for the “Manage” button and click on it. In the domain settings, find the “Domain Lock” option and make sure it is turned off.
2. Obtain the authorization code: While still in the domain settings, look for the “Authorization Code” or “EPP Code” option. Click on it to generate the code. Keep this code handy as you will need it during the transfer process.
3. Sign in to Squarespace: Log in to your Squarespace account and go to the “Domains” section. If you don’t have a Squarespace account, create one.
4. Start the transfer: In Squarespace, click on the “Use a Domain I Own” option. Enter the domain name you want to transfer and click “Continue.” Squarespace will check if the domain is eligible for transfer.
5. Enter the authorization code: On the next screen, you’ll be prompted to enter the authorization code you obtained from GoDaddy. Paste the code and click “Continue.”
6. Confirm the transfer: Squarespace will display a confirmation screen with the transfer details. Review the information and click “Continue” to proceed.
7. Pay for the transfer: Squarespace will prompt you to pay for the domain transfer. Follow the instructions to complete the payment process.
8. Approve the transfer: After payment, Squarespace will send an email to the administrative contact of your domain. Open the email and click on the provided link to approve the transfer. This step is crucial for the transfer to be successful.
9. Wait for the transfer to complete: The domain transfer process can take a few days to complete. During this time, both GoDaddy and Squarespace will communicate to transfer the domain’s settings and ownership.
10. Verify the transfer: Once the transfer is complete, you’ll receive an email notification from Squarespace. Log in to your Squarespace account and go to the “Domains” section to verify that the domain has been successfully transferred.
It’s important to note that domain transfers may incur additional fees, and the process may vary slightly depending on the domain registrar. If you encounter any issues during the transfer, it’s recommended to