Setting up Squarespace and Google Apps

Using Squarespace for your website and Google Apps for your email with your domain name is a popular setup. There are several steps to getting everything set up, and the key parts to be aware of:
  • adding the right DNS records to connect your domain to Squarequare and to Google Apps
  • verifying your domain in your Squarespace and Google accounts
  • adding your domain in your Squarespace and Google accounts.
For most users, Google Apps cost $5USD per user per month. This is a separate cost from your domain registration or Squarespace account.

To sign up for Google Apps from your Squarespace account you must have a paid Squarespace 7 site. (It won't work from Squarespace 5 or free sites.) You must also reside in one of the countries listed in the drop-down list one the Squarespace Google Apps signup page.

Or you can set up Google Apps separately using your iwantmyname dashboard, instead of through your Squarespace account. Squarespace provides more information on this support page:

https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206541917-Google-Apps-and-Squarespace-Getting-started

To set up Squarespace in your iwantmyname dashboard, once you have registered a domain with iwantmyname, you can use our one-click Marketplace setup to add the DNS records you need. First, you will need to get the Squarespace verification code from your account there. Here are instructions to do that:

https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206541797

Then you will take that code, login to your iwantmyname account, and paste it in the required field on that page, then install the DNS records you need to connect your domain to Squarespace:

https://iwantmyname.com/dashboard/apps/setup/Squarespace/

After that, you will go back to your Squarespace account and complete verification. Further instructions to do that are on the support page linked above.

Then, you will set up your Google Apps account. You will need to get a verification code there, too. Here is our Google Apps setup guide. Information about getting the verification code is down around step 6:

https://help.iwantmyname.com/customer/portal/articles/1423880

Once you have completed the instructions and have that verification code, you will login to your iwantmyname account and go to this page, paste the code in the required field, then install the DNS records you need to connect your domain to Google Apps:

https://iwantmyname.com/dashboard/apps/setup/Google%20Apps/

After that, you will go back to your Google Apps account and complete verification. Further instructions to do that are in the setup guide linked above down around step 9.

Note that if you can't verify your Squarespace or Google Apps accounts right away after adding the DNS records and verification code, give it an hour or two so the records have a bit more time to propagate, then try again. If you have any further trouble, please let us know.