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How to setup Squarespace DNS records in Free DNS Hosting
Updated Friday September 11th 2020 / Category Domain Names

If you have your domain name registered with us, but you’re hosting your website with SquareSpace. You can point your domain at your SquareSpace website using Free DNS Hosting.

Before you proceed

  • Make sure you setup your domain on SquareSpace’s end as well, they have information on how to do that on their website.
  • Your SquareSpace website will have a unique verification DNS record that you must obtain from your account with them. They have  information on how to get this in Step 2 of their guide here

Connecting your domain name

  1. Login to VIPControl
  2. Navigate to My Services > Domain Names
  3. Click Manage next to the domain name
  4. Click Manage DNS
  5. You may need to adjust your DNS Hosting before proceeding:
    1. If you see Free DNS Hosting or Web/Email Forwarding under Current DNS Configuration, continue to Step 6
    2. If you see anything else, follow these steps to enable Free DNS Hosting, then continue to step 6
  6. Click Add DNS Record at the bottom of the DNS records table/list
  7. Input the following information:
    1. Set Record Type to A
    2. Input nothing into the Hostname field
    3. Input the IP Address 198.49.23.144 into the Value field
    4. Input 3600 into the TTL field
  8. Click Save Changes
  9. Repeat steps 6-8 for the following IP Addresses:
    1. 198.49.23.145
    2. 198.185.159.144
    3. 198.185.159.145
  10. Click Add DNS Record at the bottom of the DNS records table/list
  11. Input the following information:
    1. Set the Record Type to CNAME
    2. Input www into the Hostname field
    3. Input ext-cust.squarespace.com into the Value field
    4. Input 3600 into the TTL field
  12. Click Save Changes
  13. Click Add DNS Record at the bottom of the DNS records table/list
  14. Input the following information:
    1. Set the Record Type to CNAME
    2. Input the randomly generated verification string provided by Squarespace into the Hostname field
    3. Input verify.squarespace.com into the Value field
    4. Input 3600 into the TTL field
  15. Click Save Changes

Once you’ve completed all these steps, please keep in mind that these changes will take about 2-8 hours to propagate (take affect).

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