How do I link my domain to my Squarespace account

This guide will help you to link your domain registered with Namecheap to your Squarespace account in a few clicks.

This article is for you if your domain is pointed to our BasicDNS, BackupDNS (a legacy option), PremiumDNS or FreeDNS. If your domain is using other nameservers, it’s necessary to make changes on the side of your hosting/DNS provider.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have a trial Squarespace subscription, please make sure to upgrade it within 14 days after the purchase as your website will not be accessible once the subscription expires.

In order to connect your Namecheap account with a Squarespace site, please perform the following actions:

Sign in to your Namecheap account.

-  Select Domain List from the left navigation sidebar and click on the Manage button that appears in front of your domain name:

- Now click on the Advanced DNS tab and locate the Host Records section. Use the Add New Record button to add the required records (are you unable to edit host records?):


Here you will need to create 6 host records for your domain name that are to be obtained from your Squarespace account:

  • A record for @ pointing to 198.185.159.144
  • A record for @ pointing to 198.185.159.145
  • A record for @ pointing to 198.49.23.145
  • A record for @ pointing to 198.49.23.144
  • CNAME record for www pointing to ext-cust.squarespace.com
  • CNAME record for a unique string pointing to verify.squarespace.com
Here is how the settings should look like:


Once all details are inserted, save them using the Save all changes green button.

Normally, it takes 30 minutes for newly created records to take effect.

Please make sure that there are no conflicting records set for the same host and remove them, if there are any. The records you need to check may be of URL Redirect (Unmasked/Masked/Permanent Redirect), A or CNAME record types.


Here is the example of conflicting records:


and


After your settings have been activated, get back to the Squarespace account and check if anything is set up appropriately on their side.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Support Team.

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