Connecting an iWantMyName domain to your Squarespace 5 site

If you purchased a domain from iWantMyName, you can use it for your Squarespace 5 site by following a process called domain mapping. This process includes changing a few settings in your eNom account, which will tell the domain where to point.

To follow this guide, you should already have an active domain with iWantMyName. Once you connect your domain by following the steps in this guide, you must leave it registered with iWantMyName to keep it connected to your Squarespace 5 site.

Note: This guide was written in 2015, and iWantMyName's interface may have changed. For a more recent guide with general steps, visit Connecting a domain to your Squarespace 5 site.

Before you begin

Before following the steps in this guide, review our requirements for connecting a third-party domain.

Step 1 - Log into iwantmyname.com

Go to www.iwantmyname.com and log into your account. 

Click Apps & Services in the Setup drop-down menu and select Squarespace from the web application directory.

Click Install Squarespace and all DNS settings will be applied to your domain name automatically.

Tip: If this doesn't work, you may need to add your records manually. For more help, visit Connecting a domain to your Squarespace 5 site.

Step 4 - Link your domain

After setting up your CNAME and A Record settings with iWantMyName, link the domain to your site.

  1. Log into your Squarespace 5 site.
  2. Open the Website Management bar and click Custom Domain under Structure.
  3. Click Link Domain.
  4. Enter your custom domain.
  5. Click Add.

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If all records are entered correctly, your domain will connect to your site within 24 hours. At times, it can take up to 72 hours to connect. We have more information about this on our Squarespace 7.0 help site.

While you wait, you can check your domain’s progress across the Internet by using Whatsmydns.net. Until it connects, you'll see one of these two warnings:

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When your iWantMyName domain is correctly linked, it will appear in the Domains list.

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Step 5 - Set domain display preferences (optional)

When you link a domain to your site, both the www domain version (e.g. www.yourdomain.com) and non-www domain version (e.g. domain.com) are automatically included.

Click the Toggle WWW link next to the domain to display the version you prefer.   

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