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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 other subscriptions connected to the site, such as Google Workspace, Squarespace domains, or Email Campaigns.
  • The new owner must already be a contributor on the site. Learn how to invite someone to contribute to your site.

About site owners

Site ownership is established by the owner permission level. While you can add multiple contributors with administrator permissions, a site can only have one owner, who can't be removed by any other contributor.

In certain situations, the 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. Click the current site owner's name under Owner.
  4. Click Transfer Ownership.
  5. In the pop-up message, verify your account by logging in, then select the new owner from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click Continue, then click Confirm.

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.

Update domain contact information

Changing the site owner doesn't change the contact email for Squarespace domains. To change the domain's contact email address, visit Domain contact information.

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.

Change ownership of other subscriptions

If you have Squarespace subscriptions that aren't connected to a Squarespace site, you can transfer ownership through a similar process.

Domains on parking pages

If you purchased or transferred a Squarespace domain before building a site, your domain may be linked to a parking page. You can change the ownership of the parking page following the same steps for transferring site ownership.

Keep in mind, this process doesn't change the domain contact information, so you or the new owner will have to update that manually.

Standalone Scheduling

If you use Squarespace Scheduling as a standalone subscription, you can transfer the subscription to another user who already has permissions. Click the hamburger menu in the top-left corner and click Permissions. Then, follow the steps for transferring site ownership, starting on step three.

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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