hosting, domains, & email
There are a few things involved in setting up your website address, email addresses and website hosting.
The great thing about Squarespace is that hosting is included with the account. You do not need to find 3rd party website hosting for your Squarespace site.
If you are transitioning from an old website to a Squarespace site, contact your old hosting provider. If your existing hosting provider is only handling your website hosting, and not your email, you can likely cancel this service.
How to get a domain name
.com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .mobi domains
Squarespace offers domain registration services. All sites on annual billing plans include one free domain for the first year of service.
Squarespace doesn't offer .ca domains. You must register a .ca domain with a registrar that has been authorized by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA).
If you already have a domain name
If you have a domain name, we will connect (or map) it to your new website on Squarespace. You will not transfer it from its current registrar.
You can connect more than one domain on Squarespace. For example, you could register example.com and example.biz, and connect them to your website.
If you already have custom email accounts, you don't have to change anything when you start using Squarespace.
How to get custom email accounts with Squarespace
For ease of use, we recommend that you set up email accounts in Squarespace. Fees per email account will apply. With a Business or Commercial plan on Squarespace, you get one free email account for one year.
Or, get custom email accounts with a 3rd party email hosting plan
If you don't set up your email account in Squarespace, you can shop around for a 3rd party email host and set up your email accounts with them.