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.

Set up your domain automatically with GoDaddy Connect

You can automatically connect your GoDaddy domain to your Shopify store using GoDaddy Connect. If you connect your GoDaddy domain automatically, then you won't need to manually change your DNS settings to point to your Shopify store.

To set up your domain using GoDaddy Connect:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Online Store, and then click Domains (or press G W D).

  2. Click Add existing domain:

    Gd add existing domain

  3. Enter your root domain in the text field:

    Gd root domain

  4. Click Add domain.

  5. Click Connect with GoDaddy:

    Connect with godaddy

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

    Gd signin window

  7. 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

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 Details page, click DNS Zone File:

    Godaddy dns zone file

  5. Locate the A (Host) section and click the Edit Record icon in the @ host row:

    Godaddy ahost edit

  6. Enter Shopify's IP address: 23.227.38.32 in the Points to text box:

    Godaddy ip update

  7. Click Finish.

  8. Locate the CName (Alias) section and click the Edit Record icon in the www host row:

    Godaddy edit CNAME

  9. Enter YourStoreName.myshopify.com (replace YourStoreName with your actual .myshopify.com store name) in the Points to text box:

    Godaddy pointsto cname

  10. Click Finish.

  11. In the Zone File Section, click Save Changes:

    Godaddy savechanges red

  12. Claim your domain in Shopify.

After you've claimed your domain, it can take up to 48 hours for changes to take effect. You can check the status of your domains here to see if the changes have been applied.

Caution

If you are not able to edit your DNS records from within your domain provider's admin, you've probably pointed your domain's nameservers to a third party. To resolve this issue, you must contact your domain provider to have them point your domain's nameservers to their default nameservers.

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