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I'd like to forward the GoDaddy domain to a newly designed squarespace site for a client of mine without transferring it to squarespace.  I called the customer service rep at GoDaddy and they informed me that if I change the nameservers that it will cause their email to go down and I would prefer to avoid that if possible.
 
Is there a way to access the DNS information so that I can manually change the settings on the GoDaddy account? Or is there another way to do this?
 
Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you!
 
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8 minutes ago, JacobPierce said:

I'd like to forward the GoDaddy domain to a newly designed squarespace site for a client of mine without transferring it to squarespace.  I called the customer service rep at GoDaddy and they informed me that if I change the nameservers that it will cause their email to go down and I would prefer to avoid that if possible.

 

I've assumed you want to connect the GoDaddy domain to a Squarespace website. Forwarding is something entirely different. Also, the statement about email going down is unlikely. 

That said, if you'd prefer not to use Squarespace's new Nameserver Connect service you can opt out and manually add DNS records to GoDaddy. This option, known to Squarespace as DNS Connect, will appear during the process of connecting your domain.

This guide explains the records that you'll need to create in GoDaddy: DNS records for connecting third-party domains

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When nameservers are changed, the DNS records should remain the same but, as you say, if you want to be 100% certain you can use DNS Connect instead. 

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