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Beginner question about transferring a domain.

Hello, I'm a beginner to web development, so this might be a stupid question. I had a simple Squarespace website up for a while with my art portfolio on it, but now I'm trying to make a new website with Wordpress.org using Dreamhost as the web host.

I wanted to keep the same domain name so I requested a domain transfer from Squarespace to Dreamhost, but I'm not sure what this entails. Does only the domain name get transferred? Or does it still link to my old Squarespace website? I'm trying to start from scratch and build a new website with a Wordpress theme using my old domain name, but that won't work if my Squarespace site is still up and running.

What do I do next? If I delete my old Squarespace site after the domain is transferred, will I be able to build a new site with Wordpress with the same domain name?

Thanks.

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Hi @slaviagomes and @Techgenius,

 

Welcome to the Community!

It may be safe from the verbiage to assume you are the same person. As your issue is between two 3rd-party vendors, you will need to contact Squarespace and Dreamhost to answer your questions regarding your domain. Every registrar has a slightly different procedure to complete this process, so you'll need to work with them for more information. 

 

 

TLH - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
Supporting you at x.co/247support

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Hello, I'm a beginner to web development, so this might be a stupid question. I had a simple Squarespace website up for a while with my art portfolio on it, but now I'm trying to make a new website with Wordpress.org using Dreamhost as the web host.

I wanted to keep the same domain name so I requested a domain transfer from Squarespace to Dreamhost, but I'm not sure what this entails. Does only the domain name get transferred? Or does it still link to my old Squarespace website? I'm trying to start from scratch and build a new website with a Wordpress theme using my old domain name, but that won't work if my Squarespace site is still up and running.

What do I do next? If I delete my old Squarespace site after the domain is transferred, will I be able to build a new site with Wordpress with the same domain name?

Thanks.

Hi @slaviagomes and @Techgenius,

 

Welcome to the Community!

It may be safe from the verbiage to assume you are the same person. As your issue is between two 3rd-party vendors, you will need to contact Squarespace and Dreamhost to answer your questions regarding your domain. Every registrar has a slightly different procedure to complete this process, so you'll need to work with them for more information. 

 

 

TLH - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
Supporting you at x.co/247support

View solution in original post