Managing your domain in Shopify

You manage all your domain settings on the Domains page in your Shopify admin.

Set your primary domain

In Shopify, a primary domain is the domain name that customers see in the address bar while they browse your online store. You can use your root domain or a subdomain as your primary domain, but you can have only one primary domain.

You assign your primary domain from the Domains page of your Shopify admin.

Before setting a primary domain, make sure that you:


Make sure your domains show their status as OK before setting your primary domain. Changes to a domain take about 4 hours to fully take effect.

To set your primary domain:

  1. In the Set your primary domain section, click the Primary domain drop-down menu.

    Unredirected domain
  2. Select the domain you want to set as your primary domain.

    Domains select primary domain
  3. Make sure that Redirect all traffic to this domain is checked.

    Select redirect
  4. Click Save.

Your storefront will now show your chosen primary domain to your visitors:

Primary domain storefront

Remove a domain

If you no longer want a custom domain associated with your Shopify store, then you can remove it from your Domains page.

To remove your custom domain:

  1. In the Manage domains section, find the domain you want to remove, and click the Delete domain icon:

    Delete domain
  2. A dialog window opens. Click Delete domain to confirm:

    Delete domain confirm

If you decide to use that domain name for your Shopify store again, then you can add it in your Shopify admin. This step is required for domains that you've purchased from Shopify or from a third-party provider.

If you plan to close your store and move your domain to a new platform, then be aware that Shopify's HTTP Strict Transfer Security (HSTS) will remain in effect on your domain for 90 days after you close your store to help ensure the safety of your and your customers' information.

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