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Set up your domain with GoDaddy

If you've bought a domain from GoDaddy, you must reconfigure your DNS settings to point the domain to your Shopify-hosted storefront. You can set up your domain automatically using GoDaddy Connect, or set it up manually by changing the DNS settings in your GoDaddy admin.

Note

If you experience problems with your domain not working, then you might need to contact GoDaddy support to have them remove the old IP address from your Information A Record.

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You can hire a Shopify Expert to connect your GoDaddy domain and let you focus on other important parts of your business.

Set up your domain automatically with GoDaddy Connect

You can automatically connect your GoDaddy domain to your Shopify store using GoDaddy Connect.

To set up your domain using GoDaddy Connect:

  1. Click Add existing domain:

    Gd add existing domain

  2. Enter your root domain in the text field:

    Gd root domain

  3. Click Add domain.

  4. Click Connect automatically:

    Connect with godaddy

  5. In the Sign In window, log in to your GoDaddy account:

    Gd signin window

  6. Click Connect:

    Gd connect button

Your GoDaddy domain is now connected to your Shopify store.

Note

If you experience problems setting up your domain automatically, try setting it up manually.

Set up your GoDaddy domain manually

If you're having trouble connecting your domain automatically, then you can connect it manually from the GoDaddy website.

To set up your domain with GoDaddy manually:

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.

  2. In the DOMAINS section, click Manage.

    Godaddy manage
  3. Click the name of the domain you want to manage:

    Godaddy manage2

  4. On the Domain Settings page, click Use My Domain:

    Godaddy dns zone file

  5. Click Connect in the Connect to an existing site section:

    Godaddy ahost edit

  6. In the Online Stores section, click Show more, then click Shopify.

  7. Click Connect Domain:

    Connect domain godaddy

  8. Click Verify connection in your Shopify admin to confirm that your custom domain has been connected to your store.

It can take up to 48 hours for changes to take effect.

Caution

If you are unable to connect your GoDaddy domain to your Shopify store, then you must contact GoDaddy support.

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