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How To Connect Your Xneelo Domain To Squarespace

14 July 2022 | 0 comments | Posted by Che Kohler in Geek Chic

Move xneelo domain to squarespace

So you've bought your domain on Xneelo, and you've built your site on Squarespace, but now you want to marry the two and ensure that your stunning new website displays on the domain you purchased.

Yes, it can all seem daunting dealing with DNS settings and web migrations, but these days, it's a lot easier as UI has improved and all you need to do is swap out a few strings of text, and you're good to go.

So let's help you get started with this relatively simple process.

Connecting your domain

The first thing you need to do is connect your domain name with Squarespace, so go over to Squarecespace.com and log in.

  1. Select your website from the list and click website.
  2. Click settings in the left-side menu
  3. Select domains
  4. Select use a domain I own
  5. Add your domain name
  6. Set the domain as the primary
  7. The domain should state it is not connected
  8. Click view DNS settings

Use the following steps to finish moving your domain:

  1. In the first line of your Squarespace DNS settings, copy the unique code that appears directly below the Host column.
  2. Log into your domain account.
  3. Find where you manage your DNS settings. Depending on your provider, this may be called Zone File Settings, DNS Manager, or something similar.
  4. Find the CNAME Record with verify.squarespace.com in the Points To field.
  5. Replace the text in the Alias field with the new code that you copied from the Domains panel.
  6. Don't change any other fields or records.
  7. Save your changes.

Now head over to Xneelos Konsole H

  1. Log in to the console
  2. Find the domain
  3. Click on the domain
  4. Select managed services on your left
  5. Select manage DNS
  6. Look for the following entries, if the entry does not exist add it to your DNS settings
HostnameRecord TypeDestination
wwwCNAMEdestination address in squarespace
@Adestination address in squarespace
Squarespace host string providedCNAMEdestination address in squarespace
  • In most cases, the entry for www, and @ will be there and all you would need to do is ensure the record type is correct and replace the destination address with the one provided in Squarespace. 
  • The hostname string provided by Squarespace will be an additional entry you would need to create in your Xneelo DNS.
  • Once you've changed the settings, click save and refresh to see if your saved changes remain.

If you've done, head back to Squarespace and refresh the domains page where you found the settings, 

  • If correct, Squarespace will indicate the domain is connected
  • If incorrect, Squarespace will indicate which DNS settings do not match or are missing so you can troubleshoot and fix the issue.

Give it time to settle in

After you make the necessary changes above, it may not reflect immediately and can take up to 72 hours for your Squarespace website to display on your domain. In addition, your domain might only be accessible on HTTP as your SSL certificate has yet to be validated. Once your SSL certificate for the domain is validated, you should be able to reach the site on the HTTPS version.

Don't feel pressured to DIY

If you feel a little unsure about migrating your website, you can contact a web developer to do it for you or request Xneelo support to assist you in changing the settings on your behalf.

Contact us

If you would like us to improve the advertising for your site or want to know more about digital marketing for your business, then don’t be shy we’re happy to assist. Simply contact us

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If you require a more detailed guide on how to create your profile or your listing, then we highly recommend you check out the following articles. 

Recommended reading

If you enjoyed this post and have a little extra time to dive deeper down the rabbit hole, why not check out the following posts on web hosting.

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