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Connect a domain to Online Pay Links

Online Pay Links are a feature of GoDaddy Payments that lets you quickly and easily accept payments from customers by creating and sharing a link with them. Connecting your domain to Online Pay Links gives you a customizable and professional-looking “pay.” subdomain to share with customers.

For example, let’s say you own the domain mycoolnewbusiness.com and you connect it to Online Pay Links. In addition to your standard domain, you can now also use pay.mycoolnewbusiness.com to collect money from your customers.

Once you’ve connected a domain, all Online Pay Links you create will include your subdomain URL instead of a generic URL. Any settings you’ve already set for Online Pay Links (like your company name and logo) are automatically applied.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign in to your Payments Hub (use your GoDaddy username and password).
  2. Select Online Pay Links > Settings.
  3. 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.
  4. Wait 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!
    • New pay links will default to your connected subdomain.
    • Existing pay links will automatically update to the new subdomain. (The original generic URLs for existing pay links will also continue to work.)
    • 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, then select Icon of three horizontal dots > Set as Default Link.
  5. Note: You can disconnect the domain at any time by selecting Disconnect next to the domain in your Online Pay Links settings. However, pay links connected to the subdomain will no longer work if the domain is disconnected. Tread carefully!

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