Set up your domain with Namecheap

If you've bought a domain from Namecheap, you must reconfigure your DNS settings to point the domain at your Shopify-hosted storefront.

Set up your domain with Namecheap

Make sure that you've added your custom domain by clicking Connect existing domain on the Domains page of your Shopify admin.

To set up your domain with Namecheap:

  1. Log in to your Namecheap account.

  2. Click Manage next to your domain name:

    Namecheap manage

  3. On the domain Details page, click Advanced DNS:

    Namecheap advanced DNS

  4. Click ADD NEW RECORD:

    Namecheap add record

  5. Select A Record from the drop-down menu, and enter Shopify's IP address in the text box.

  6. Click the Save Changes icon:

    Namecheap arecord save

  7. If there is a default URL Redirect Record, click the trash can icon next to it:

    Url redirect delete

  8. In the Delete Record dialog, click Yes to confirm.

  9. Click the value that is in the CNAME Record row:

    Namecheap cname click

  10. Enter shops.myshopify.comCopy in the text box.

  11. Click the Save Changes icon:

    Namecheap cname save

  12. 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.


If you are unable to edit your DNS records from within your domain provider's admin section, then you must contact Namecheap support.

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