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
  • the www CNAME record

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
    2. If necessary, change the Host name to the @ symbol.
    3. Point the CNAME record with the name www to
  4. Save your changes.

You can have only one A record associated with your primary domain. If your domain is already associated with an A record, point it to the Shopify IP address, then remove the old A record.

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, 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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