Set up your domain with GoDaddy

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

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.

Before you begin

Before you follow these instructions, you should be familiar with the general procedure for modifying your DNS settings.

You can also read Understanding domains if you're not familiar with the concepts and terminology used here.

Set up your domain with GoDaddy

To set up your domain with GoDaddy:

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.

  2. In the DOMAINS section, click Manage.

    Godaddy manage
  3. Click the Settings icon, and select Manage DNS:

    Godaddy manage DNS
  4. In the Records section of the DNS Management page, click the Edit record icon for the A type record:

    Godaddy edit a record

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

    Godaddy ip update

  6. Click Save.

  7. Click the Edit record icon in the row of the www host:

    Godaddy edit CNAME

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

    Godaddy pointsto cname

  9. Click Save.

  10. 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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