Editing settings and transferring Shopify domains

On the Domains page in the Shopify admin, you can view and edit the DNS settings for your domain, or transfer your domain to another store or domain provider.

View or edit the DNS settings for a domain

You can view and edit the following DNS settings from the Domains section of Shopify:

  • A Record
  • CNAME Record
  • MX Record
  • TXT Record
  • AAAA Record
  • SRV Record

The A Record and CNAME Record for your domain are automatically set by Shopify. If you want to add MX, TXT, SRV, or AAAA Records, then you can edit the DNS settings for your online store. You might need to edit these records if you are setting up a third-party email service on your domain, if you want to point a subdomain at another website, or if you need to verify your domain with a third-party service.

Steps:

  1. In the Shopify-managed domains section, click the name of the domain that you want to edit.

  2. Click DNS Settings:

    DNS settings button

  3. If you want to make changes, then you can edit the following DNS settings:

  • To add a new record, click Add custom record, select the record type, and then enter and confirm the details.
  • To change an existing record, click Actions > Edit beside the record, and then enter and confirm the details.
  • To delete a record, click Actions > Remove, and then click Remove again to confirm.

Reset DNS settings

You can reset your DNS settings to Shopify's default configuration. This will delete all your records except Shopify's DNS and A records.

Steps:

  1. In the Shopify-managed domains section, click the name of the domain that you want to reset.

  2. Click DNS Settings:

    DNS settings button

  3. In the Advanced settings section, click Reset DNS settings:

    Reset DNS settings button

  4. Click Confirm to reset your DNS settings.

Transfer your Shopify domain to a different Shopify store

You can transfer your primary Shopify domain from one store to a different Shopify store from the Domains page. Email forwarding and DNS records will transfer along with the domain. You need to be an account owner to transfer a Shopify domain. Learn more about account permissions.

Steps:

  1. Log in to the Shopify store that uses the domain that you want to transfer.
  1. Click Manage to open the settings for the domain that you want to transfer.

  2. Click Transfer domain.

  3. Click Transfer to another Shopify store.

  4. Confirm that your registrar information is up to date, and that the associated email address is correct, and then click Send transfer link. You'll receive an email that contains a transfer link.

  5. When you receive the email, click the transfer link in the email text.

  6. Log in to the Shopify store where you want to transfer the domain.

The domain transfer will complete within 24 hours.

Transfer your Shopify domain out of Shopify

To transfer your domain to another domain host, you must unlock your Shopify domain and provide your new host with a domain authorization code.

Steps:

  1. In the Shopify-managed domains section, click the name of the domain that you want to transfer.

  2. Click Transfer domain > Transfer to another provider at the top of the page:

    Click transfer

  3. Review the information and click Confirm.

  4. The domain authorization code will appear on your domain's information page. You will provide this code to your new provider to verify the transfer.

    Domain transfer authorization code

  5. Click Cancel transfer if you want to cancel your domain transfer.

Your domain will be locked again if you don't complete your transfer within 30 days.

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