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Is it possible to change my website's domain name while keeping all my original content, links, design format, etc? 

I don't want to start from scratch on my website design, but my business name has changed and the original domain name no longer makes sense. I'm not sure how to proceed.

 

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Hi @dmaxonight it will depend on who your new domain provider will be, will it be Squarespace or a third party?

Either way, although the specifics might differ slightly, the principle is the same. You can connect a new domain to your website, leaving your website unchanged.

Here are more details on managing a domain for your Squarespace website. https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205812088-Domains-basics

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19 minutes ago, dmaxonight said:

@melody495 I have been using squarespace and have a squarespace domain, "www.daniellemaxon.com" but I want to change it to my new business name. I just really don't want to lose all my content, blog, design work, etc.

Will you be changing your domain? Or will you be using the same domain, and just changing your logo/business name/site title?

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5 minutes ago, dmaxonight said:

I want to change the domain name/site title to my business name, since my legal name has changed.

Hi Danielle @dmaxonight

In summary, the process of changing the domain name is:

  1. Buy a domain
  2. Register the domain
  3. Connect the domain
  4. Wait for the SSL Certificate to be generated for the new domain
  5. Set the domain as the Primary Domain.

I published a short guide that explains these steps: Connecting a Squarespace Domain to a Squarespace Website.

Your website will then use the new domain name, but the old domain will still work, allowing people to use old links and search results for a period of time.

After changing the domain name, you can edit the header settings to change the Site Title and Logo.

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