Setting up your domain with 1&1 IONOS

If you have a domain from 1&1 IONOS, then you need to reconfigure your DNS settings to point the domain at your Shopify store.

Before you set up your 1&1 IONOS domain

Before you follow these instructions, you should be familiar with the general procedure for modifying your DNS settings. You'll also have to add your domain in your Shopify admin.

Configure your root domain in 1&1 IONOS

Steps:

  1. Log in to your 1&1 IONOS account.

  2. Click My Products > Domains & SSL.

  3. Select the domain that you want to configure.

  4. If your domain is active, then click Adjust Destination. If you haven't used this domain yet, then click Use Your Domain.

  5. Click DNS.

  6. Click Add record.

  7. Click A and enter the following information:

    1. In the Host Name box, enter @.
    2. In the Points to box, type Shopify's IP address 23.227.38.32.
    3. Leave the TTL set to 1 hour.
  8. Click Save.

Create a subdomain in 1&1 IONOS

After you've configured your root domain, you can set up subdomains. To do so, you need to create a subdomain, and then edit the CNAME record to make sure that it points to your store.

Steps:

  1. Log in to your 1&1 IONOS account.

  2. Click My Products > Domains & SSL.

  3. Select the domain that you want to configure.

  4. In the menu bar, click Subdomains.

  5. On the Create Subdomain card, click Add subdomain.

  6. Enter the prefix for your subdomain. For example, you might choose shop, www, or store.

  7. Click Save.

  8. In the menu bar, click Details.

  9. Click Adjust destination.

  10. Click DNS.

  11. Click Add record.

  12. Click CNAME and enter the following information:

    1. In the Host Name box, enter the subdomain prefix you created earlier. For example, it might be shop or www.
    2. In the Points to box, enter shops.myshopify.com.
    3. Leave the TTL set to 1 hour.
  13. Click Save.

  14. In your Shopify admin, click Verify connection to confirm that your custom domain has been connected to your store.

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