What is a domain?
A domain is a URL where your customers will go to access your online store
How to set up your existing domain on Shopify?
To connect your existing domain to Shopify, please follow the below steps :
- Add existing domain to your Shopify store :
a. Login to your Shopify admin panel
b. Click on Online Store – Domains
c. Click on Connect existing domain
d. Enter your custom domain in the text field. Click on Next
- Set up your domain to connect it to your Shopify store :
a. If your domain has been purchased through a third-party, you will need to edit your DNS settings to point your A record to Shopify’s IP address which is 126.96.36.199
You will also have to set your CNAME record to point to shops.myshopify.com
b. Login to your domain account
c. In your account admin/domain management section/DNS configuration, find your DNS settings
d. Enter your A record to point to Shopify’s IP address : 188.8.131.52
For this, you will need to :
– enter or choose the @ symbol, or A record
– enter Shopify’s IP address 184.108.40.206 as the destination for the A record.
e. Save the A record
f. Similarly, find the CNAME record in DNS settings
g. Change the CNAME record to point to shops.myshopify.com
h. Save the CNAME record
- Verify your connection in Shopify :
Click Verify connection on your Shopify admin panel to verify that your custom domain has been connected to your Shopify store