Registering a domain through Squarespace gives your website a professional look and avoids the need to register a domain with a third-party provider. All Squarespace Domains are officially hosted by our two registrars, Squarespace Domains LLC and Tucows, and managed through your Squarespace site.
We’ve traditionally offered one free domain with the purchase of an annual Squarespace plan, and now anyone with a paid Squarespace site can register domains for $20 to $70 each per year.
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Register one free domain with an annual plan
All Squarespace accounts with annual billing terms include one custom domain for a year. To learn more, visit Free Squarespace Domain offer.
Buy Squarespace Domains
You can register additional domain names on any Squarespace plan. Each domain name is $20 to $70 per year. Pricing depends on the domain's TLD. As long as you have a credit card on file, you can purchase domain name(s) from Squarespace.
Domains may be subject to state and local sales taxes. If your domain is subject to tax, you’ll see it added at checkout. To learn more, visit our guides on taxes in the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, or Australia.
To learn more, visit Registering Squarespace Domains.
A top-level domain (TLD) is the last part of a domain name after the "." You can choose from 200+ TLDs, including the most common options:
Choosing a domain name
When you're choosing a new domain name, think about keywords that match your site's purpose or brand. We recommend using a .com TLD when it's available, but you might also consider a TLD that matches your business or location, like .cruises or .london.
What if I already have a domain?
If you own a domain name purchased through another provider (like GoDaddy or 1&1), you can transfer it to Squarespace and manage it through your site. If you can't transfer your domain, you can connect it instead by changing your DNS settings.
- You can't register a domain name that's already registered by someone else.
- You can't register a domain without a Squarespace account.
- You can't register premium domains with Squarespace. Also known as after-market, pre-registered, or secondary-market domains, premium domains are domains that someone previously registered and put back on the market for resale.
- Squarespace Domains can have between 3 and 63 characters. Keep in mind that shorter domain names are easier to remember.
- A Squarespace Domain can't have the word "squarespace" or "sqsp" in it.
- Domains can only have letters, numbers, and hyphens. You can't add symbols like $ or *.
- Squarespace Domains don't support most special characters (such as ü, é, or ñ). If your domain contains a special character, it may not display properly on all browsers. If a browser can’t display the character, it will reformat the domain with extra characters and dashes. For example, the domain “übercool.de,” redirects to "xn--bercool-m2a.de” in unsupported browsers.
For a full list of common questions on Squarespace Domains, visit Squarespace Domains FAQ.
Full DNS Control, WHOIS Privacy, and SSL
- All Squarespace Domains come with full DNS control. You can map your domain wherever you want or transfer it to a different provider (although we prefer if you keep it with Squarespace, of course).
- You can move domains between Squarespace sites in the same account.
- We provide free WHOIS privacy to protect your personal information. With most registrars, domain privacy is a paid service that is added on to your subscription. With Squarespace, domain privacy is included.
- All Squarespace Domains that point to a Squarespace site automatically generate a free SSL certificate to ensure your visitors can access your site securely.
To get started, follow these steps:
- In the Home Menu, click Settings, then click Domains.
- Click Get a domain.
- Follow the steps in the panel to get your free domain or buy additional domains.