Making your third-party domain your Shopify URL

After you purchase a domain from a third-party domain provider, such as Google Domains, GoDaddy, or 1&1 IONOS, you need to connect your domain to your Shopify store. Connecting your domain points your URL to your Shopify store so that customers can enter that URL into their web browser to visit your online store.

After you connect your domain to Shopify, you still use your third-party domain provider to manage your domain settings, pay for your domain, and renew it.

Considerations for using a third-party domain for your online store

Before you start, review the following considerations:

  • Unexpected behavior can occur when you use third-party proxies. Shopify isn't responsible for any loss of data.

  • Shopify Support can't log in to your third-party domain account for you, even if you give your explicit permission. If you need help with your third-party domain settings, then contact your third-party provider’s support team.

  • If you want to receive support for your domain settings from Shopify and manage all of your domain settings directly in your Shopify admin, then you can transfer your third-party domain to Shopify.

Choosing the right connection procedure for your third-party domain

The procedure that you follow to connect your third-party domain to Shopify depends on which domain provider you purchased your domain from. Refer to the following options to decide which process you need to follow.

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