What happens when I connect my domain to Online Pay Links?
When you connect your domain to Online Pay Links (a feature of GoDaddy Payments), you receive a professional-looking subdomain that you can use to easily collect payment from your customers. Create and customize your pay links with your company brand and logo—and get paid as soon as the next business day with GoDaddy Payments.
Check out some commonly asked questions about connecting a domain to Online Pay Links.
Select a question to see its answer:
- Why connect my domain to Online Pay Links?
- How do I use my new subdomain?
- Do I need to sign up for GoDaddy Payments?
- Can I connect to an external domain?
- How do I format the URL for an Online Pay Link?
- Can I change the connected domain?
- Can I link multiple domains?
- How many Online Pay Links can I create for a domain?
- What happens to Online Pay Links I’ve already created?
Why connect my domain to Online Pay Links?
Connecting your domain to Online Pay Links gives you a customizable and professional “pay.” subdomain to share with customers. A professional-looking payment form builds customer trust—which is important when you’re processing transactions. The URL includes your domain, so it’s easy for your customers to find.
For example, let’s say you own mycoolnewbusiness.com and you connect it to Online Pay Links. You can now use pay.mycoolnewbusiness.com to collect money from your customers.
You can create and share links for specific payment amounts or send out a standard webform that lets customers enter the amount they want to pay.
How do I use my new subdomain?
This is the process in a nutshell:
- Set up GoDaddy Payments and link your bank account.
- Connect Online Pay Links to your domain.
- Create, customize and share an Online Pay Link as a URL, QR code or social media post.
- Your customers use the link or QR code to open a webform where they can submit payment.
- Payments usually transfer into your bank account at the close of the next business day.
Do I need to sign up for GoDaddy Payments?
Most GoDaddy accounts come with GoDaddy Payments enabled, so you can connect your domain and create and share Online Pay Links right away. However, you’ll need to complete the GoDaddy Payments setup process and link your bank account to receive funds from your customers. Once you’re all set up, the funds will be deposited directly into your bank account.
Can I connect to an external domain?
This feature is currently only available for domains purchased through GoDaddy. Once you’ve set up GoDaddy Payments, you can connect Online Pay Links to any domain that you’ve purchased through GoDaddy.
How do I format the URL for an Online Pay Link?
Once you’ve connected to a domain, the URLs for your Online Pay Links will automatically begin with the “pay.” subdomain name. When creating a pay link, customize the specific path to append to the end of the URL. (For example: pay.mycoolnewbusiness.com/path_name.)
Additionally, you can select a pay link to be the default for your subdomain. This is the pay link that customers will see when they go to your subdomain, with nothing extra added to the end of the URL. To set a default pay link for your subdomain, locate the link in your list of Online Pay Links, then select > Set as Default Link.
Once you’ve created an Online Pay Link, view and edit the URL at any time under Quick Actions in Online Pay Links.
Can I change the connected domain?
Yes. You can disconnect the domain at any time by selecting Disconnect next to the domain in your Online Pay Links settings. You’re then free to connect a new domain—or reconnect the same domain later. Keep in mind that pay links connected to the subdomain will no longer work if the domain is disconnected.
Can I link multiple domains?
You can link one domain at a time to your GoDaddy Payments account. You can change the domain whenever you’d like to. However, pay links connected to a subdomain will no longer work if the domain is disconnected.
How many Online Pay Links can I create for a domain?
You can create as many Online Pay Links as you want to—there’s no limit.
What happens to Online Pay Links I’ve already created?
The URLs for existing pay links that you’ve created will automatically update to include the new subdomain, so you can share them with the subdomain moving forward. The original generic URLs will also still work, so your customers can still use pay links that you’ve shared in the past.