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Removing the "www" from your domain

You can remove the "www" from your domain in the Domains panel. A domain without the "www" is called a "naked domain."

By default, all Squarespace domains come with the "www" domain and naked domain automatically linked. If visitors type "yourdomain.com" into the address bar, the URL automatically updates to "www.yourdomain.com" when they land on your site. If you don't want the "www" to appear at all, this guide shows how to remove it.

Note: You can only remove the "www" on your primary domain.

Change a Squarespace domain

To remove the "www" from a domain you registered or transferred to Squarespace:

  1. In the Home menu, click Settings, then click Domains.
  2. Click the domain you're editing. It should have a Primary label.
  3. From the Primary domain drop-down menu, select the naked version of your domain.

Change a third-party domain

To remove the "www" from a third-party domain (one purchased from another company like GoDaddy or Google):

  1. In the Home menu, click Settings, then click Domains.
  2. Click the domain you're editing. It should have a Primary label.
  3. Uncheck Use WWW Prefix.

Wait for the change

Changes made to a Squarespace domain or a third-party domain's "www" setting can take between 24 and 72 hours to process. When the process completes, your naked domain will appear in the address bar whenever someone visits your site.

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