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Parking pages

When you transfer a domain to Squarespace or purchase a Squarespace domain without a website subscription, the domain will be linked to a parking page. Visitors to your parking page see your custom domain and a minimalist background video.

Log into your parking page to manage your domain settings, add more subscriptions, or upgrade the parking page to a full site. If you purchase an annual website subscription, we'll apply a credit toward your new site.

To learn more about registering a domain to a parking page, visit Starting with a new domain and parking page. This guide reviews how a parking page works and how to manage its settings.


Parking pages have a standard minimalist design, with a background video and a Squarespace logo in the top corner. Your custom domain displays in the center.

Unlike full Squarespace websites, which are designed for more content and customization, parking pages are pre-designed placeholders. It’s not possible to change the background video or font, or add custom code to the page.

Squarespace only uses parking pages for Squarespace domains, meaning visitors won't see ads or other content on your page.


Menu and settings

After logging into your parking page, you’ll land on your parking page menu. This menu looks different from the Home menu of a full site. It’s simplified to focus on options related to managing your domain(s) and billing.

Your parking page menu always includes:

  • The option to purchase a website subscription
  • The option to purchase or transfer a domain
  • The option to add Google Workspace email
  • Access to Billing settings
  • Access to SSL settings
  • Access to Permissions settings, for inviting contributors with Admin permissions

Your built-in domain ( displays in the browser address bar when you're logged in, but won't display to visitors. You can also see a preview of your parking page. Click the expand arrow to expand or collapse the preview.

Manage your parking page

Your parking page gives you access to the same Squarespace domain settings that you'd have on a regular site. Explore the guides below to learn more about each feature. While the guides are written for users with full Squarespace sites, they also apply to parking pages.

Keep in mind:

  • It's not possible to connect a new third-party domain to a parking page. To keep your domain linked to a different provider while using it with Squarespace, upgrade to a full site.
  • It's not possible to create a new parking page by moving a domain. Squarespace domains can only move to an existing parking page or site.

Build a site

To create a site connected to your existing domain(s), click Build A Site. This converts your parking page into a full site on a 14-day trial. Your new site includes all Squarespace domains from your parking page. If you signed up for Google Workspace on your parking page, this also moves to your new site.

Before you start a trial, learn more about how trials work.

Upgrading to a paid site

If you upgrade your new trial site to an annual website plan, we'll apply a credit towards your first year. You won't see a credit if you move the domain to a different site.

To learn more about our website subscriptions, visit Choosing the right Squarespace plan.

Add a contributor

You can invite contributors with Admin permissions to your parking page. Contributors can log in and manage the parking page. If you have a contributor on your parking page, you can also change ownership of the domain. Ensure you update the domain contact information when changing domain ownership.


Can I use Google Workspace by Google with my parking page?

Yes. You can link a Google Workspace account to any Squarespace domain on your parking page from the Email panel. To learn more and get started, visit Signing up for Google Workspace.

Can I display my own ads on my parking page?

No. Parking pages will only display the standard video background and your custom domain name, if you have one. Parking pages don’t support code injection, CSS, or integrations other than Google Workspace.

Squarespace parking pages are meant to hold a spot on the internet until you're ready to build a full website. Parking pages can also be used to hold a domain for a custom email address that doesn’t need a website.

Can I move my domain to another Squarespace site?

Yes. You can use your parking page's built-in tools to move your domain to another site. Ensure that the site you're moving to uses the same login credentials as your parking page. For the full process, visit Moving a domain another Squarespace site.

Can I connect my Squarespace domain to another provider?

You can forward your domain to a different URL, or work with your new site provider to connect your domain, using your DNS settings. However, if you're moving your site to a different provider, we recommend transferring your domain to them instead. Note that your domain must be active for 60 days before it’s eligible for transfer.

Can I revert to a parking page after canceling a paid subscription or trial?

No. After a parking page is converted to a trial or paid site, it's not possible to move back to a parking page.

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