Domain mapping with Dyn & Nettica

Note: Nettica was recently acquired by Dyn. If you purchased your domain with Nettica, it’s still mapped to your Squarespace site. This doesn’t affect service or traffic to your site, and you don’t need to take any action. To learn more or log into your Nettica account, visit Dyn’s website.


You can link your own domain name with your Squarespace site using our Domain Mapping feature. This feature is available to all plan levels.

The following instructions are for configuring your domain in Dyn's control panel. These instructions assume you have already registered a domain with Nettica or Dyn, and can take up to 48 hours to propagate through the Internet.

Note: You must use Dyn's nameservers in order to successfully map a domain.

Step 1 - Login to Your Dyn Account

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

Step 2 - Edit DNS Settings

Click My Zones/Domains.



Then click Dyn Standard DNS Service.


Step 3 - Add a CNAME

Click Add Alias (CNAME).

Note: Note: If you already have a CNAME set up, click your domain name to the left of Alias (CNAME) to edit it..

Add www next to Hostname and add ext5-cust.squarespace.com next to Alias to.




Click Create Record to save your changes.

Step 4 - Edit A Records

Click Add Hostname.

Note: If you already have A records set up, click your domain name to the left of A-record to edit them.



Add 198.185.159.160 next to IP Address.


 

Note:Ensure Host with IP address is selected.

Click Create Host to save your changes. Repeat this process three more times using the following values:

198.185.159.161        

198.49.23.160

198.49.23.161

Step 5 - Link Your Domain To Your Squarespace Site

Login to your Squarespace website. Navigate to the [Website Management > Structure > Custom Domain] area. Click the Link Domain option and add your custom domain to the domain URL field.

Once you've linked your domain it will appear in the Custom Domain area immediately. Both the www and non-www version of your domain are automatically added and you can toggle your domain to display the version you prefer by clicking the Toggle WWW link next to the domain.

Note: DNS updates can take up to 48 hours to fully propagate on the web depending on your provider. You can use these steps to check the status of your domain at any time.

See also the Squarespace Domain FAQ  for more information about managing domains in Squarespace. 

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