While this may seem very "technical" when looking at the instructions, I assure you that as long as you follow each process listed, it will be a smooth transfer. Domain transfers have very sensitive data - therefore, as a website designer I do not collect any type of password or details regarding this from you, as it is safer to have your take care of this directly.
I have Squarespace's instructions below; please note that every domain registrar is a little different, so you will also need to view any online documentation with them before proceeding. If you are having issues, both your domain registrar and Squarespace will be able to assist you.
Once you have completed this, your domain will point directly to a cover page in Squarespace that I have created for you. This will allow your customers to see that your website is in construction mode, but will provide contact information for you as well as your social media links so they can still keep in touch with you during the design phase.
Blog Post Transfers
(if applicable; current Wordpress users only)
For blog posts, while I will be completing the actual process for you, I always recommend that you review the help document below so you understand what exactly will be transferred over.
At your earliest convenience, please email me your Wordpress login information. I suggest that you use a generic password like "august" so that I may access it easier. You should also change your password back once I have finished the transfer (I will let you know when it's complete).
Thank you so much, and if you have any additional questions please let me know!