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Transfer your Domain to Square

Transferring your domain name to Square allows you to manage both your domain and website from your Square Online Overview page.

Prefer managing your website and domain separately? Try connecting your domain.

Start the Transfer Process

To get started, go to the Domain area of your Square Online Overview page, and enter your preferred domain name into the search bar. If your domain is eligible for transfer, you’ll see a green checkmark appear. Then click Next to proceed to checkout, and add a year to your domain’s registration.

Note: At this time, we can only accept .com, .net and .org domains for transfer.


The Domain's Current Registrar

There are a few more steps you’ll need to complete to transfer your domain, some of which must be done through your domain's current registrar. After extending your domain name, follow the steps provided to:

  • Make sure WHOIS privacy protection is disabled.

  • Disable the registrar lock.

  • Double-check that your contact email address is correct, and you have access to it.

  • Get your domain’s EPP code from the current registrar, and enter it to authorize the transfer process.

You’ll also want to decide where to connect the domain name once. You can choose to connect it to a Square Online site in your account, or leave the domain set up the way it is if you don’t want to use it with a Square Online site.


Confirmation Emails

Once you’ve finished these steps, you’ll receive some important emails from your current registrar, and from Square, that need to be followed up on, including what’s known as a Form of Authorization. Be sure to read and follow the instructions in these emails to keep the transfer process smooth.

Once done, wait for the transfer to complete. Domain transfers can take several days to complete, but it's usually not more than 7 days. Your domain will remain active during the process, and you can even check the progress from the Domain area of your Square Online Overview page. We’ll also send you an email to let you know when it’s done.


Cancel the Transfer Process

If you'd like to cancel your domain name transfer to Square, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the Domain area of your Square Online Overview page.

  2. Select your transferring domain.

  3. Select Cancel Transfer.

Transfer Domain Away from Square

Learn how to transfer your domain away from Square to a new host.

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