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Parking pages

If you cancel a website subscription, but still have other active subscriptions on your site, you can move these services to a parking page. You can move to a parking page if you're still paying for:

  • Squarespace Domains
  • G Suite
  • Email Campaigns

This guide reviews how a parking page works and how to manage its settings.

Note: If your site expires, and you don't cancel it manually, any other active subscriptions stay linked to your expired site.
Tip: If you want to buy a Squarespace Domain, but you aren't ready to build a full site, you can start with a parking page. Then, if you upgrade to a website on an annual plan, we'll apply a credit toward your new site.

Design

Parking pages have a standard minimalist design, with a background video and a Squarespace logo in the top corner. If you have a custom domain, it 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 doesn't use your parking page for anything other than your subscriptions, meaning visitors won't see ads or other content on your page.

parking page example

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 current subscriptions and billing.

Your parking page menu always includes:

  • The option to upgrade to a full site.
  • The option to purchase or transfer a domain.
  • Access to Billing settings.
  • Access to SSL settings.

Depending on your current subscriptions, you might also have access to:

  • Squarespace Domain settings
  • G Suite custom email
  • Email Campaigns

Your built-in domain (yourname.squarespace.com) will display in the browser address bar when you're logged in, but won't display to visitors. You’ll also see a preview of your parking page. Click the expansion arrow to expand or collapse the preview.

Manage your parking page

Your parking page gives you access to the same Squarespace Domain, G Suite, and Email Campaigns settings that you see 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.

Domains

  • To register additional domains on this parking page, click Buy More Domains.
  • To transfer a third-party domain to this parking page, click Use a Domain I Own.
  • To manage advanced DNS Settings, click the domain name, then click Advanced Settings.
  • It's not possible to connect a new third-party domain to a parking page. If you cancel a site with an active subscription, any connected third-party domains will stay connected to the parking page.
  • It's not possible to create a new parking page by moving a domain. Domains can only move to an existing parking page or site.

G Suite

Email Campaigns

Build a site

To create a site connected to existing subscriptions, click Build A Site. The process will be a little different depending on whether you started with a parking page, or if you previously had a full site and moved to a parking page.

If you started with a parking page

Clicking Build A Site starts a new 14-day trial that's linked to the Squarespace Domain, G Suite account, or Email Campaigns account from your parking page.

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

If you previously had a site

You may be able to recover your original site content within 30 days of expiration or cancellation. After this time, we can't guarantee that your content will still be available.

To recover your content, follow these steps:

  1. In the parking page menu, click Build a Site.
  2. If your content is still available, your site will automatically reactivate with the template and pages you previous had in place. The site will be on a 14-day trial, which means the site will be private.
  3. When you’re ready to make your site live, subscribe to paid service, then publish your site.

If you don't see the content from your previous site, it's no longer recoverable. However, you'll still be on a 14-day trial and you can create a new site linked to your existing subscriptions.

Upgrade offer for Squarespace Domains

If you started with a Squarespace Domain and parking page, and the domain wasn't previously linked to a paid site, we'll apply a credit towards your first year when you upgrade to an annual plan. You won't see a credit if you move the domain to a different site.

To learn more about our billing plans, visit Choosing the right Squarespace plan.

FAQ

Can I use G Suite by Google with my parking page?

Yes. If you already have a G Suite account linked to your Squarespace Domain, you’ll continue to manage G Suite through the Email & G Suite panel in your parking page menu.

If you don’t already have a G Suite by Google account, you can add it to your domain from the Email panel.

Can I use Squarespace Email Campaigns with my parking page?

Yes. If you signed up for Email Campaigns before your site became a parking page, you can continue using it from the Email Campaigns panel.

To sign up for Email Campaigns, upgrade your parking page to an active website.

Can I customize my parking page’s image or text? 

No. All parking pages have a standard design. The only customizable element is your custom domain name.

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 G Suite.

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 invite contributors to help manage my parking page?

No. Unlike other Squarespace products, parking pages don’t allow for extra contributor logins. Only the owner can log into a parking page.

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 between sites.

Can I connect my Squarespace Domain to another provider? 

You can forward your domain to a different URL using your Advanced 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.

Why does my content look different after recovering my site?

If you reactivated your site on the same template but it looks different, this usually means a new version of the template has been released since your site was last live.

If this is the case, you may see the following on your recovered site:

  • Unfamiliar demo content
  • Your content in the Not Linked section
  • Site Styles reset to defaults

To customize your site again:

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