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7.0 -> 7.1 Disconnecting GoDaddy Domain / Reconnect Godaddy Domain - will Automatic Connect still work?

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I'm upgrading a client's site from 7.0 to 7.1 and they have a Godaddy domain connected on the 7.0 site that I need to disconnect and then reconnect the Godaddy domain to the new 7.1 site. I have connected many domains from GoDaddy to Squarespace, but I have not done this disconnect/reconnect method before. I'm wondering if auto-connect should still work okay with the Godaddy domain after I disconnect it from the old site, or if it may give me trouble, take a long time, or need to be manually connected. Has anyone else done this who can let me know if this usually goes smoothly and fast or if I need to be prepared to manually connect it and possibly have some downtime? Thanks for any info! 

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When upgrading a site from Squarespace 7.0 to 7.1 and you need to disconnect and then reconnect a GoDaddy domain, it's a common concern to wonder if the automatic reconnect will work smoothly or if there might be downtime or manual intervention required.

In most cases, the automatic reconnect should work seamlessly if you follow the correct steps. Squarespace has made domain management quite user-friendly, and as you've connected GoDaddy domains before, you're already familiar with the process.

Here are some general steps to ensure a smooth transition:

1. Disconnect the Domain from the Old Site (7.0): In the Domain settings of the old Squarespace site, disconnect the GoDaddy domain. This action should release it from the old site.

2. Connect the Domain to the New Site (7.1): In the new 7.1 site, navigate to the Domain settings and connect the GoDaddy domain. Squarespace should recognize the domain if it's still active and correctly configured on the GoDaddy side.

3. DNS Settings: Ensure that the DNS settings (like A records or CNAME records) for the domain are correctly configured to point to your new Squarespace 7.1 site. This might require some manual configuration on the GoDaddy side if it's not done automatically.

4. Propagation Time: Keep in mind that DNS changes can take some time to propagate across the internet. While many updates are nearly instantaneous, it's possible that some visitors may experience temporary issues accessing your site during this propagation period.

To answer your specific question, the auto-connect feature should still work fine if everything is configured correctly. However, it's always a good practice to be prepared for some propagation time and have a plan in case any unexpected issues arise.

If you've connected domains from GoDaddy to Squarespace before, you're in a good position to handle this transition smoothly. If you encounter any issues during the process, Squarespace's support team can provide specific guidance based on your domain and setup.

Remember to double-check all settings, and you should be on your way to a successful transition from Squarespace 7.0 to 7.1 without significant downtime or disruptions.

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