[solved] CNAME records for squarespace


#1

Hi,

Using the admin, web interface, it does not appear to be possible to set a CNAME record the way that Squarespace expects. I.e., they want a CNAME record that looks like

<20-character-random-string> CNAME verify.squarespace.com

Is it possible to edit a configuration file manually to accomplish this?

Thanks!


#2

Isn’t that what you want?


#3

I think that’s right but I had done it incorrectly at first and the MIAB dns record seems to be stuck on my first incorrect attempt.

E.g., “verify.squarespace.com.example.com” is what shows in Squarespace’s panel.


#4

Received the following this morning:

?  A redirect from 'www.example.com' has been disabled for this domain because you have set a custom DNS record on the www subdomain.

The CNAME for www.example.com is the only reference to www.example.com. Is there a bug in MIAB’s DNS management?


#5

Make sure there is a period at the end of verify.squarespace.com.example.com.
eg,
wrong: verify.squarespace.com.example.com
right: verify.squarespace.com.example.com.

If that is not it, we will probably need to see your settings or more information to help you.


#6

Yes, thank you! That worked!