Opening Squarespace 5 advanced DNS settings

In most instances, editing DNS settings is only necessary if you're an advanced user and you want to make changes to your domain like creating subdomains and pointing them to other sites, or changing MX records for emails.

For third-party domains, you'll access the DNS settings through your third-party provider's interface.

If you registered your custom domain through Squarespace, follow the steps below to request access to your domain's DNS settings. 

Note: Squarespace doesn't provide support for making custom changes to the DNS settings for Squarespace 5. You should only request access to this interface if you have experience with these types of changes.

Before you begin

Changing DNS settings affects how your domain points to your Squarespace 5 site. In most cases, you don't need to edit these settings.

DNS settings can't be used for:

  • Transferring a third-party domain to Squarespace for hosting
  • Connecting a third-party domain
  • Changing settings for your Google Workspace account

If you're not sure whether you need to access your DNS settings, contact us and we'll be happy to help.

Tip: To hide or show the “www” in your domain, Custom Domain settings instead.

Step 1 - Request access

  1. Log into your site. 
  2. Click Website Management, then click Custom Domains under Structure.
  3. Click your Squarespace-managed domain to expand the options for that domain.
  4. In the Domain Linking section, click Click here to request access to manage additional settings.
  5. Click Confirm.

Step 2 - Log into your DNS panel

We'll send an email to the email address on file for your account. Open the email and take note of the username number. Then click the link that starts with

On the page that opens, enter a password in the password fields. Click Save Password

Tip: The password must be between 10-20 characters.

On the confirmation page, enter your domain name, the user name from the email, and the password you created in the previous step. Then click Manage Domain.

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Opening Squarespace 5 advanced DNS settings