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Changing site ownership

If you're the current site owner, you can transfer ownership of your site to another contributor. After you transfer ownership, the former owner will become a contributor with Administrator permissions. The new site owner can change the former owner's permissions as needed.

Transferring ownership is useful if you're a designer working with a client and are ready to hand over the site to them or if you're leaving an organization.

Before you begin

  • Only the current site owner can transfer ownership to another person.
  • Changing the site owner also changes ownership of any G Suite, Squarespace Domains, or Email Campaigns subscriptions attached to the site. 
  • Changing the site owner doesn't change the contact email for Squarespace Domains. To change the domain's contact email address, visit Managing your domain contact information.
  • The new owner must already be a contributor for the site. Learn how to invite someone to contribute to your site.

About site owners

Site owner is a special permission level that establishes ownership of a site. While you can add multiple contributors with Admin permissions, a site can only have one site owner and can't be removed by any other contributor.

In certain situations, the site owner's account email address is used to verify ownership.

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Transfer ownership

To transfer ownership of a Squarespace site:

  1. If you haven't already, invite the future site owner as a contributor to the site.
  2. In the Home Menu, click Settings, then click Permissions.
  3. Under Website Owner, click Transfer Ownership.
  4. In the pop-up message, verify your account by entering your password, then select the new owner from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click Transfer Ownership.
  6. Enter your password to confirm, and then click Finalize Transfer.

Next steps for the new site owner

If you're the new site owner, you may want to take these optional steps for your site:

Update the billing credit card on file

When you transfer ownership to another person, the billing information on file doesn't change. You may want to change the credit card on file for billing so the previous owner isn't charged when the site renews.

Remove permissions from the previous site owner

After you change ownership, the former owner will be a contributor with Administrator permissions. This means that they can still edit billing information and cancel your site. You can change permissions or remove the previous owner from your site.

Ownership of a deceased person's site

If you’re a relative of a deceased Squarespace website owner or the executor of their estate, you can request access to their site.

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