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 and select “Transfer it to Squarespace.” Enter the domain name you want to transfer and click “Continue.”
5. Enter the authorization code: On the next screen, you will 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 message with the transfer details. Review the information and click “Continue” to proceed.
7. Verify the transfer: Squarespace will send an email to the administrative contact of your domain. Open the email and click on the verification link to confirm the transfer.
8. 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.
9. Update DNS settings: Once the transfer is complete, you will need to update your DNS settings in Squarespace. This step ensures that your domain points to your Squarespace website. Squarespace provides detailed instructions on how to update DNS settings specific to their platform.
10. Verify the transfer: After updating the DNS settings, wait for a few hours for the changes to propagate. Visit your domain in a web browser to ensure it is now pointing to your Squarespace website.
Remember, it’s essential to keep your domain active and not let it expire during the transfer process. Additionally, consider backing up any email accounts or other services associated with your domain before