If we can’t charge the card on file for your website subscription renewal, your site will be become “past due.” We’ll send an email notification asking you to take action to fix it. You’ll also see a banner message when you log into your site, but visitors won’t see it.
We'll try processing the payment again for 15 days after the payment was due. After 15 days, your site will go from past due to expired. Its content will be marked for permanent deletion. You can reactivate your site to resume service.
If your site is past due, follow this guide to learn what to do next.
How do I prevent my site from being deactivated?
Update your billing credit card as soon as possible to avoid any service disruption. After you update your billing credit card, we'll automatically process any outstanding payments. If your credit card is valid, the payment should go through successfully, and you'll see a purchase receipt. The “past due” banner will disappear shortly.
If you're not sure why your payment wasn't processed, visit Why did my renewal payment fail?
My credit card should work now. How do I submit my payment?
After fixing any card or insufficient fund issues with your bank, follow these steps to try making the payment again:
- In the Home Menu, click Settings, then click Billing & Account.
- Click Billing.
- Click Retry payment.
- If the payment was successful, you’ll see a purchase receipt.
Tip: You can also try again by clicking Fix Now in the banner at the bottom of your site when you're logged in.
Can I have an extension?
While we can't offer extensions on an outstanding payment, we do have a 15-day, automatic grace period. Your site will expire 15 days after a payment is due. You can reactivate the expired site once you make a payment. Content may or may not be recoverable, depending on how long the site was expired.
Can I put my subscription on hold?
It isn't possible to place your subscription on hold. If you have a Squarespace Domain, your site will revert to a parking page while your site is expired.
Can I change my billing plan?
After you update your billing credit card, you can change your billing plan. It isn't possible to change your billing plan while your site is past due.
How do I cancel my subscription?
If you no longer want your site, you can cancel your subscription.
I don't need my site, but I want to keep my domain/email.
Site subscriptions are billed separately from Squarespace Domain and G Suite subscriptions, so you can maintain those subscriptions even if you cancel your site, as long as your billing credit card is valid. They’ll stay active unless you specifically cancel them separately.
If you let your site expire, any active Squarespace Domains connected to your site will redirect to a parking page. If you have a G Suite subscription, you can continue managing these email addresses through your parking page.
My payment went through, but my site is still down.
My G Suite payment is past due.
We'll try processing your payment for past due G Suite accounts for 15 days after the payment was due. After 15 days, your G Suite account will be suspended. You’ll have 40 days to reactivate it from your Email & G Suite panel before it’s completely cancelled and transferred to Google. While you can reactivate the account in Google, you won’t be able to manage it in Squarespace at that point.