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Connect a domain to Online Pay Links

Online Pay Links are a feature of GoDaddy Payments that lets you accept payments from customers by creating and sharing a link with them. Connecting your domain to an Online Pay Link creates a Payable Domain – a customizable and professional-looking subdomain to share with customers that you can use to sell products and services, even without setting up a website.


For example, let’s say you own the domain mycoolnewbusiness.com and you connect it to Online Pay Links. In addition to the owned domain, you will be able to have the corresponding Payable Domain, pay.mycoolnewbusiness.com, to easily start taking payments from your customers. All future links will include this customized URL - for example, if a new product A is added, it will automatically show as pay.mycoolnewbusiness.com/productA. Additionally, any settings you’ve already set for Online Pay Links (like your company name and logo) are automatically applied.

  1. Go to the Dashboard where you manage your Payments account (use your GoDaddy username and password).
  2. Note: Most GoDaddy accounts come with GoDaddy Payments already set up. If you don't have a GoDaddy Payments account yet, learn how to set one up.

  3. Select Pay Links, then Settings.
  4. Select Connect Domain and connect the domain you want to use:
    • If you want to connect a domain you already own with GoDaddy, select the domain from the list, then select Save & Publish.
    • To purchase a new domain from GoDaddy, select Use a different domain (if prompted), then search for and choose the domain you want. When you complete the purchase, your new domain will be connected.
  5. Allow a few minutes for your domain to connect. Once your domain is connected, you’re ready to create, customize and share your Online Pay Links!
    • To set a default pay link for your subdomain (nothing extra appended to the end of the URL), locate the link in your list of Online Pay Links. Select Icon of three horizontal dots, then Set as Default Link.
    • Problems connecting? Check out the troubleshooting steps for help.

What if I don’t have a GoDaddy Payments account yet?

  1. Go to the Pay Links page.
    • If you aren’t prompted to set up GoDaddy Payments, allow a few minutes for your domain to connect. Once your domain is connected, you’re ready to create, customize and share your Online Pay Links!
    • If prompted to set up GoDaddy Payments, select Get Started and fill out the application, then complete the following steps.
  2. From the Pay Links page, select Settings.
  3. Under Domain, select Connect Domain.
  4. Search for or select the domain you want to connect, then select Save & Publish. Allow a few minutes for your domain to connect. Once your domain is connected, you’ll be able to create, customize and share your Online Pay Links.

Note that you can’t connect multiple domains to one store – if you want to connect a new domain, you can either disconnect your existing domain, or activate an additional Payable Domain.

To activate an additional Payable Domain:

  1. Go to your My Products page.
  2. Under Which business do you want to work on?, select the domain you want to use. Make sure this is a "Domain", not a "Website".
  3. Select Pay Links, then Get Started, and then Confirm (if prompted).
  4. Once you see an approval message, select Return to Online Pay Links. You should see a green banner indicating that your pay links are available on the domain you just connected.

After connecting your domain, you will now also have a new store (named after your Payable Domain). If you don’t see the domain you just connected, navigate to the Online Pay Links page. Next to Online Pay Links, there will be a dropdown with your stores and your new payable domain.

To disconnect your existing domain:

  1. Go to the Dashboard where you manage your Payments account (use your GoDaddy username and password).
  2. Select Pay Links, then Settings.
  3. Select Disconnect next to the domain you no longer want to use. Follow the steps in this article under Connect a domain to connect your new domain.
  4. Note: Pay links connected to the subdomain will no longer work if the domain is disconnected. Tread carefully!.

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