I purchased my domain through SquareSpace.com. It says the SSL is active.
I found out that it would be better to build my site on Wordpress.org because reasons. I got hosting through GoDaddy to build the site. Since the domain name is less than 60 days old, I can’t transfer it, but I can redirect it. I added GoDaddy’s custom IP address to the DNS settings in SquareSpace, and voila, the site redirected perfectly.
I noticed that I was seeing the “site not secure” icon in the address bar of my site. I was confused, because again, I thought that this was already taken care of through SquareSpace.
I followed a YouTube tutorial to get a free SSL certificate from Cloudfare by changing the nameservers. So, I went into the domain settings in SquareSpace and followed the instructions to add Cloudfare’s hoodoo to the nameservers.
All of a sudden, the redirect is broken. GoDaddy is mad. There is a big red notification in the Domains list. It wants me to add their IP address into the DNS records in SquareSpace and refresh the Domains list when I’m done.
The problem is that the IP address is still there from when I entered it the first time. It sits there, happy and compliant, in its little ‘Custom Records’ row. But for some reason GoDaddy can’t see it, no matter how many times I refresh.
Now there is a new notification in the settings on SquareSpace–not red and angry like GoDaddy, just blue and disappointed. It says that since the nameservers have changed, I have to run the DNS records through whichever 3rd party site is running the nameservers. I assume that means Cloudfare. And now I don’t know what to do, because obviously the YouTube tutorial didn’t foresee these shenannigans.
Guys, I’m just trying to get some security on my site and move on with my life. What should I do?