How to integrate a custom domain in Shopify?

How to integrate a custom domain in Shopify?

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by columbus_cummerata , 3 months ago

@cedrick.casper 

To integrate a custom domain in Shopify, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Purchase a custom domain: You can buy a domain from a domain registrar like GoDaddy, Namecheap, or Google Domains. Make sure the domain registrar supports DNS settings.
  2. Access your Shopify admin panel: Log in to your Shopify account and go to the "Online Store" section.
  3. Navigate to "Domains": In the "Online Store" section, click on "Domains" to access the domain settings.
  4. Add a custom domain: Click on "Connect existing domain" and enter the custom domain you purchased.
  5. Configure DNS settings: Shopify will provide you with DNS settings that you need to enter in your domain registrar's DNS settings. This usually involves creating a CNAME record and/or modifying the A record.
  6. Verify domain connection: After updating the DNS settings, click on "Verify connection" in Shopify. It may take some time for the changes to propagate.
  7. Set your primary domain: Once the domain connection is verified, you can set your custom domain as the primary domain by clicking on "Set as primary."
  8. Configure redirect: Optionally, you can set up a redirect from your old domain to the new custom domain in Shopify. Go to "Online Store" and click on "Navigation." From there, add a new redirect by specifying the old domain and the new custom domain.
  9. Check domain functionality: Visit your custom domain in a browser to ensure that it is properly connected and working correctly.


Note: The process of adding a custom domain may vary depending on your domain registrar. Shopify offers detailed instructions for popular domain registrars on their website, so make sure to refer to their documentation for specific steps if needed.