Buying a domain through Shopify

When you buy a domain through Shopify, it is automatically configured to work with your root domain (your-store-name.myshopify.com), and one subdomain (www.your-store-name.com).

When you buy your custom domain through Shopify, the DNS settings will be configured for you. Custom domains purchased through Shopify start at $13 USD per year. Domain prices vary, so make sure that you check out the prices for the available domains.

Note

It can take up to 24 hours for your domain to be activated.

To buy a custom domain through Shopify:

  1. Click Buy new domain in the header.

    Buy new domain
  2. In the dialog box, enter the domain name you'd like to purchase:

    Buy enter domain name

    Each extension's price will be listed.

  3. Click Buy next to the extension that you'd like to purchase:

    Buy select tld

  4. Check Auto-renew this domain every year if you want your domain to be automaticaly renewed for you before it expires:

    Register domain

    Note

    By default, the Shopify account owner's email and information is used for the purchase.

  5. After you have read the ICANN policy and Domain Registration Agreement, click Buy domain.

You will receive an email from Shopify confirming your purchase. It might take up to 48 hours to for your new domain to start working.

What's next?

After you've purchased your domain, you can select a primary domain (the domain name that customers will see in the address bar while they browse your online store).

You can set up auto-renewal to make sure that you don't lose ownership of your domain.

Since Shopify doesn't provide email hosting, you can set up email forwarding from the domain that you've purchased.

If you need to change your DNS settings, then you can do so in Shopify.

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