Step 1 -  Log in to https://www.squarespace.com/login

 

Next click on SETTINGS

 

Then click on Domains

 

Now click on CONNECT A THIRD-PARTY DOMAIN

 

Step 2 - Enter your domain name and hit CONTINUE

 

Select Other as your domain provider and hit CONNECT DOMAIN

 

Click OKAY on the next screen

 

Here is the important information, your DNS settings.

 

Step 3 - Keep that page open. Now open another window and log in to cPanel.

 

Find the Zone Editor and log in

 

Step 4 - For the first record, you'll want to add an A Record. Open the Squarespace page for the details of the record, then go back to the Zone Editor and click on the menu option for A Record.

 

Add the Host (@ just means the domain name, in this example: yourdomain.net.au) and the Required Data into the Address field. 

Note: You do not need to add the TTL as the server sets this automatically.

 

Now go ahead and do this for the other 3 A Records.

 

Step 5 - Next, add the first CNAME Record. Make sure to open the Squarespace page for the record.

 

Note: The domain name will automatically be added to the Host record. This is fine and won't have any negative effects. Also, you do not need to add the TTL as the server sets this automatically.

 

Step 6 - Click on Manage

 

Look for an A Record for your domain (ignore subdomains like cpanel.yourdomain mail.yourdomain etc) that does not match the 4 records you added previously. Delete this.

 

Now look for the www CNAME record (www.yourdomain.net.au in this case) and delete that record.

 

Step 7 - Scroll up to the top of the screen and click on Domains

 

Now add the last CNAME record listed in on the Squarespace page.

 

Note: cPanel will automatically add your domain name to the www. Also, you do not need to add a TTL as the server sets this automatically.

 

Step 10 - Back to Squarespace. Hit refresh every few minutes. The DNS settings are normally live within 60min but they can take up to 24hrs. Once all the fields are marked in green as Correct, hit TEST CONNECTION and your site is ready and pointed to Squarespace.

 

Should you have any problems with your Squarespace site, you can find support from Squarespace here: https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/requests/new


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