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Configuring your domain for SquareSpace
So you have created a website with SquareSpace and now need to configure your domain name at Gandi so that it takes visitors to your webstore.
Step 1: Log into your domain name
You will need to log into your domain name with any of the contacts (other than the billing contact) (trouble logging in?).
Step 2: Change your zone file
Then, you will need to make the changes that will point your domain to your Squarespace website. You can do this by editing (or adding) the CNAME record for the
www subdomain to point to ext-cust.squarespace.com (or another value they give you).
It will look something like this:
www 10800 IN CNAME ext-cust.squarespace.com.
You will also want the bare domain to point at the same website, so you must add or replace the A record(s) for the bare domain, which will look like this (remember to replace the IP in the example with the SquareSpace's IP address that they give you if necessary):
@ 10800 IN A 188.8.131.52 @ 10800 IN A 184.108.40.206 @ 10800 IN A 220.127.116.11 @ 10800 IN A 18.104.22.168
163hg4jghj32g3342 10800 IN CNAME verify.squarespace.com.
(though with the code that they provided to you)
Example of a zone
Here is an example of a zone file for a domain (we'll use
example.com) that will bring visitors to a SquareSpace website:
www 10800 IN CNAME ext-cust.squarespace.com. @ 10800 IN A 22.214.171.124 @ 10800 IN A 126.96.36.199 @ 10800 IN A 188.8.131.52 @ 10800 IN A 184.108.40.206 163hg4jghj32g3342 10800 IN CNAME verify.squarespace.com. imap 10800 IN CNAME access.mail.gandi.net. smtp 10800 IN CNAME relay.mail.gandi.net. webmail 10800 IN CNAME agent.mail.gandi.net. blog 10800 IN CNAME blogs.vip.gandi.net. pop 10800 IN CNAME access.mail.gandi.net. @ 10800 IN MX 50 fb.mail.gandi.net. @ 10800 IN MX 10 spool.mail.gandi.net. @ 10800 IN TXT "v=spf1 include:_mailcust.gandi.net ?all"
After having finished configuring your domain for your webstore, you will need to make some technical changes in your SquareSpace account (namely, attaching your domain to your webstore). For security purposes, Gandi cannot perform these changes for you.