Using a third-party domain

If you're using an existing custom domain, then you need to change its settings to connect it to your Shopify store. If you buy a domain through Shopify, then you don't need to do this setup.

We’ve included instructions for the most common third-party domain providers. If you don’t see instructions for your provider, then you can follow the generic setup guide instead. If you still need help, then you can contact your third-party provider to configure your DNS settings.

Buying a domain

If you don’t have a domain name, then decide what your domain name will be. You can use any domain name that 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.

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.

Using proxy servers

Shopify doesn't support domains that use third-party reverse proxies.

Next steps

After you purchase a domain from a third-party provider, you need to:

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