Using a third-party domain
If you're using an existing custom domain, then you need to change its settings so you can connect to your Shopify store. If you buy a domain through Shopify, then you don't need to do this setup.
You will find setup instructions for the most popular domain providers, but you should read these general instructions first so you have a broad understanding of the process before you begin.
Shopify Support can't log in to your third-party domain account for you, even if you give us explicit permission.
Buying a domain
If you don’t already have one, decide what your new domain name will be. You can use any domain name you like, as long as it isn't already in use. Your domain name is an important part of your online brand, so take some time to think carefully about the name you'll use.
If you buy your custom domain through Shopify, then the setup will be done for you.
The domain provider that you choose is up to you. We've provided setup instructions for some of the most common third-party providers, but we suggest buying your custom domain through Shopify because the setup is done for you.
After you purchase a domain from a third-party provider, you need to: