A domain is the URL or web address where your customers go to find your store online. By default, your online store was given a URL when you signed up for Shopify. To change the web address that's displayed to customers while they browse your online store, you need to use a custom domain, such as You can use domains that you buy from Shopify or from any third-party domain provider. Using a domain that matches your brand can help you build trust in your online store.

After you add a domain to Shopify, you manage your domain settings for your online store from the Domains page in your Shopify admin.

If your store is on the Basic, Shopify, Advanced Shopify, or Shopify Plus plan and you want to sell to customers in multiple countries or regions, then you can use international domains to set up regional domains for every country or region where you have a target market.

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