hosting, domains, & email

There are a few things involved in setting up your website address, email addresses and website hosting. 


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. 


Domains

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 domains

 

.ca domains

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). 

CIRA's Register your domain

 

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.

 

Multiple domains

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. 


Email

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.

Squarespace Custom email address

 

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.