How to Change Your Shopify Domain Name in Less Than 5 Minutes

How to change Shopify domain name

If you’re looking to change your Shopify domain name, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps you need to take to make sure your transition is as smooth as possible.

So whether you’re changing your domain name for branding purposes or want to switch things up, read on for everything you need to know:

What is my Shopify domain name

After account creation, Shopify automatically assigns a domain myshopify.com to your store.

Then your store appears online by typing your-store-name.myshopify.com domain name in your browser URL input bar.

Every business must have a custom domain name.

Or even own domain name the same as brand name (see examples like microsoft.com, shopify.com and similar).

Why? Continue reading.

How domain change impact SEO

Here is the list of reasons you should consider purchasing a custom domain:

  • It makes your website more memorable and easier to find.
  • It strengthens your brand identity by giving it an official, professional look.
  • It helps you build trust with customers as they can quickly verify your website’s legitimacy.
  • With the help of a custom domain name, you can move from one platform to another (f.e. from Shopify to Wix).
  • Default Shopify domain names are long to read and might look suspicious to serious customers (imagine a brand like Adidas would have adidas.myshopify.com – feels cheap, right?)

So should you buy a custom domain name? Yes!

Should I buy my domain through Shopify

You should definitely buy a domain name. But it is optional to buy domain name from Shopify.

There are much more popular domain registrars like NameCheap, GoDaddy, Google Domains.

You pay only a small amount per year for a domain, so don’t overthink the option.

If you do not want to get into any technical details, buying a domain name from Shopify will be way better than doing it from NameCheap or GoDaddy because then you will need to do some additional configuration steps.

Going with Shopify, you save some hours from setup work.

How much is a Shopify domain

The cost of a Shopify domain name can vary depending on the service provider you choose but typically ranges from around $9 to $20 USD per year.

Generally, the more expensive option includes more features and better customer support. For instance, some providers offer features such as automatic renewal, private registration, and DNS management.

None of these options matters. Typically you don’t need customer support for domain setup stuff and when you have a public store – having private registration does not make sense.

So just buy domain, make sure to renew it when year passes by.

How to connect domain to Shopify

To connect a domain to your Shopify store, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Log in to your Shopify admin and click on Settings on the left sidebar bottom.

Accessing Shopify settings page
Accessing Shopify settings page

2) Choose Domains submenu.

Add existing domain to Shopify store
Add existing domain to Shopify store

3) Click on the Connect existing domain button.

4) Enter your domain name in the field provided and click on `Next`.

5) Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process of connecting your domain to Shopify.

How to transfer domain to Shopify

To transfer a domain to your Shopify store, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Log in to your Shopify admin and click on Settings on the left sidebar bottom.

2) Click on Domains in the menu.

3) Click on the `Transfer domain` button.

4) Enter your domain name in the field provided and click on Next.

5) Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process of transferring your domain to Shopify.

How to connect GoDaddy domain to Shopify

To connect a GoDaddy domain to your Shopify store, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Log in to your GoDaddy account and go to the My Products section.

2) Click on the DNS button next to your domain name.

3) Update the DNS settings for your domain to point to Shopify.

Instructions on what you should be adding to DNS setting inputs are mentioned in a section above.

How to connect NameCheap domain to Shopify

To connect a NameCheap domain to your Shopify store, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Log in to your NameCheap account and go to the Domain List section.

2) Click on the Manage button next to your domain name.

3) Update the DNS settings for your domain to point to Shopify. Y

DNS settings are listed in Shopify and are accessible by clicking Settings, then Domains section in Shopify admin.

How to transfer domain from Wix to Shopify

To transfer a domain from Wix to your Shopify store, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Log in to your Shopify admin and click on Settings (will be in the sidebar bottom).

2) Click on Domains on the menu.

4) Click on the Connect existing domain button.

5) Enter your Wix domain name in the field provided and click on Next.

On the Wix side, do the following:

1) Log in to your Wix account and go to the Domains section.

2) Click on the Manage button next to your domain name.

Initiate the transfer process for your domain and provide the necessary authorization.

How to transfer domain from Squarespace to Shopify

To transfer a domain from Squarespace to your Shopify store, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Log in to your Shopify admin and click on Settings.

2) Click on Domains.

3) Click on the Connect existing domain button.

4) Enter your Squarespace domain name in the field provided and click on Next.

5) Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process of transferring your Squarespace domain to Shopify.

On the Squarespace side do the following:

1) Log in to your Squarespace account and go to the Domains section.

2) Click on the Manage button next to your domain name.

3) Initiate the transfer process for your domain and provide the necessary authorization.

How to connect Google Domain to Shopify

To connect a Google Domain to your Shopify store, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Log in to your Shopify admin and click on Settings menu option.

2) Click on Domains.

3) Click on the Connect existing domain button.

4) Enter your Google Domain name in the field provided and click on Next.

5) Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process of connecting your Google Domain to Shopify.

On the Google side do the following:

1) Log in to your Google Domain account and go to the DNS section.

2) Update the DNS settings for your domain to point to Shopify. Details will be listed on the 5th step above.

How to verify domain on Shopify

To verify your domain on Shopify, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Log in to your Shopify admin and click on Settings.

2) Click on Domains.

3) Click on the Verify your domain button.

4) Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process of verifying your domain on Shopify.

You may be asked to add a DNS record to your domain settings, or to verify your domain by email.

How to renew domain on Shopify

To renew your domain on Shopify, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Log in to your Shopify admin and click on Settings menu item

2) Click on Domains in the sub-menu.

3) Find the domain that you want to renew, and click on the Renew button next to it.

4) Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process of renewing your domain on Shopify.

You may be asked to pay a renewal fee and confirm your renewal details.

How to cancel Shopify domain

To cancel your Shopify domain, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Log in to your Shopify admin and click on Settings option

2) Click on Domains in the sub-menu.

3) Find the domain that you want to cancel, and click on the Cancel button next to it.

4) Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process of canceling your Shopify domain.

Canceling your Shopify domain will not automatically transfer the domain to another registrar.

If you want to transfer your domain to another registrar, you will need to initiate the transfer process with the new registrar and provide the necessary authorization.

How to delete domain on Shopify

To delete your Shopify domain, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Log in to your Shopify admin and click on Settings.

2) Click on Domains in the sub-menu.

3) Find the domain that you want to delete, and click on the Delete button next to it.

4) Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process of deleting your Shopify domain.

Deleting your Shopify domain is a permanent action and cannot be undone.

If you are not sure whether you want to delete your domain, you may want to consider canceling it instead. See instructions above.

How to transfer domain from Shopify

To transfer your domain from Shopify, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Log in to your Shopify admin and click on Settings menu option.

2) Click on Domains in the sub-menu.

3) Find the domain that you want to transfer, and click on the Transfer button next to it.

4) Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process of transferring your domain from Shopify.

The process for transferring your domain from Shopify will vary depending on the domain registrar you are transferring to. You will need to initiate the transfer process with the new registrar and provide the necessary authorization (DNS settings).

How to verify Shopify domain on Facebook

In order to verify your Shopify domain on Facebook, you will need to have a Facebook page for your business. If you do not have a Facebook page, you can create one by following the instructions in the Facebook Help Center. Once you have a Facebook page, you can use the steps below to verify your Shopify domain and link it to your Facebook page.

To verify your Shopify domain on Facebook, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Log in to your Shopify admin and click on Settings menu.

2) Click on Domains in the sub-menu.

3) Find the domain that you want to verify on Facebook, and click on the Edit button next to it.

4) Scroll down to the Facebook section, and click on the Verify button.

5) Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process of verifying your Shopify domain on Facebook.

Can I sell my Shopify domain name

Yes, you can sell your Shopify domain name if you no longer want to use it for your online store.

There are several ways that you can sell your Shopify domain name, including:

  • Listing it for sale on a domain marketplace, such as GoDaddy Auctions or Sedo.
  • Contacting a domain broker or escrow service, who can help you find a buyer and facilitate the sale.
  • Advertising your domain for sale on forums or social media groups related to ecommerce or online business.

Keep in mind that the value of your Shopify domain name will depend on several factors, such as the domain extension (e.g. .com, .net, .org), the length and clarity of the domain name.

And most importantly on the perceived value of the domain to potential buyers.

You may want to research similar domain names that have recently sold to get an idea of the potential value of your Shopify domain name.

Conclusion

In conclusion, changing your Shopify domain name is a simple process that can be done in a few steps. Whether you want to change your domain name to something more memorable, or to align with your brand or business name, Shopify makes it easy to update your domain name and keep your online store running smoothly. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can quickly and easily change your Shopify domain name and continue to grow your online business.

By now you should know everything that is related to Shopify domain management. More great tips about Shopify are at our blog.

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