Using SquareSpace Domain

I have a domain name purchased through Squarespace that I am trying to make the apex domain of my Netlify site. I followed the DNS configuration steps in Netlify and made a record in Squarespace that is Host:, Type: CNAME, Priority: N/A, and Data: For a few days going to brought me to an empty page. Now it goes to my Netlify site, but domain management still says Awaiting external DNS and it cannot provide a Let’s Encrypt certificate. What do I have to do to fix this? I have seen other posts but none that address Squarespace directly and are helpful.

I’m not seeing any DNS records configured for your domain:

% host

% host
Host not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

You’ll need to configure the records according to these instructions.