Change your primary domain

Your primary domain is the domain name that's displayed in the address bar for your online store. By default, your primary domain uses the format when you sign up for Shopify. If you want to change the domain that customers use to visit your store, you can add a custom domain, and then set your custom domain as the primary domain.

The target, your online store, can only have one primary domain. When you change your primary domain, other domains that you have, such as a subdomain or the default redirect to the new primary domain. In this case, if your customer enters any other domain name that you have listed on the Domains page, then they're automatically redirected to the URL that is your primary domain.

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Before you begin

Before you change your primary domain, you need to complete the following steps:

  • Add a custom domain to Shopify.
  • Verify that your domain has a Connected status on the Domains page in your Shopify admin. It might take up to 48 hours for your domain to be connected.


  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Domains.
  2. Click the domain that you want to make the primary domain.
  3. Click Change domain type.
  4. Select Primary domain.
  5. Click Change domain type to save.

After you change your primary domain, the new primary domain is displayed to customers who visit your online store.

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