Connect your third-party domain to Shopify manually

If you purchased your domain from a domain provider other than Google Domains, GoDaddy, or 1&1 IONOS, and you have their requirements, then you can connect your domain to Shopify manually.

Before you begin

To complete this procedure, you need to have the following information:

  • your login information for your third-party domain provider account
  • your domain provider's requirements
  • the Shopify IP address 23.227.38.65
  • the www CNAME record shops.myshopify.com

You can have only one A record and one www CNAME record associated with your domain. If your domain already has an A record or www CNAME record, then you need to change these records to point to Shopify. You can have multiple CNAME records associated with your domain, but each one must have a unique name, such as www or shop.

Step 1: Change your DNS records in your third-party domain provider account

  1. On your domain provider’s website, log in to your account.

  2. Find the DNS settings or domain management area.

  3. Change the following records:

    1. Point the A record to the Shopify IP address 23.227.38.65.
    2. If necessary, change the Host name to the @ symbol.
    3. Delete any other A records on the domain if there are any present.
    4. Point the CNAME record with the name www to shops.myshopify.com.
  4. Save your changes.

Step 2: Connect your domain to Shopify

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Domains.

  2. Click Connect existing domain.

  3. Enter your domain, such as johns-apparel.info, and then click Next.

  4. To confirm that your domain is connected to your Shopify store, click Verify connection.

It might take up to 48 hours for your domain to be verified. After it's verified, your domain is listed in the THIRD-PARTY DOMAINS section of the Domains page with the status Connected.

Next steps

After you connect your domain to Shopify, do the following:

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