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Connect Name.com to Shopify

Connect Name.com Domain To Shopify

If your domain name was registered through a 3rd-party domain registrar, you need to accomplish two things to successfully link your domain to your Shopify store.

Based on Shopify’s help center, here are the the DNS records you need to add/modify:

  • A record should point to Shopify’s IP address, which is
  • www CNAME record should point to shops.myshopify.com


How or where can you add these DNS resource records?

DNS records can be added or modified through the domain’s DNS provider, the process varies depending who’s hosting it.


1.) Add Shopify’s Resource Records

If you’re using Name.com to manage the DNS of your domain, follow the steps below to redirect your domain to Shopify.

If not, check who the DNS provider of your domain and contact their support team to request adding these DNS resource records:

Host NameTypeData
@ (domain.com)A23.227.38.65
www (www.domain.com)CNAMEshops.myshopify.com


Name.com: Creating CNAME record

To create an A and CNAME records, please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Name.com account.
  2. From the top menu, click the My Domains tab to the top right.
  3. Click on the domain name you wish to create a CNAME record for.
  4. Click Manage DNS Records.
  5. Here you will add the desired CNAME record, provided by your host.
    • Select CNAME in the Type drop-down menu.
    • Enter the subdomain in the Host field (www).
    • Type in Shopify CNAME value shops.myshopify.com in the Answer field.
    • Enter the desired TTL, or just leave it at 300 (default)
    • Click the Add Record button.


Name.com: Creating CNAME record

  1. Log in to your Name.com account.
  2. Click on the MY DOMAINS button, located on the top right-hand corner.
  3. Click on the domain name you wish to create an A record for.
  4. Click on Manage DNS Records.
  5. Here you will add the desired A record, provided by your host.

    First A record:

    • Leave the drop-down menu Type as A
    • Leave the Host field blank
    • Enter or copy+paste Shopify IP address into the Answer field.
    • Leave TTL as 300 (default)
    • Click the blue Add Record button.


2.) Add Custom Domain in Shopify

Once you’re done adding the DNS records, you may now add your domain name to your Shopify account.

  1. Go to Shopify and Login to your account.
  2. Select Online Store in the dashboard.
  3. Click Domains.
  4. Click on Connect existing domain.
  5. Enter your custom domain name (example.com).
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Verify Connection.


3.) DNS Propagation Delay

If Shopify is unable to verify the DNS records yet, give it several more minutes before attempting to verify the connection again.

Any DNS changes may take from few minutes up to 48 hours to fully take effect across the entire internet.

Given that the DNS is properly configured, you will definitely see your custom domain name integrated with your Shopify website soon.


Check out this post if you have another domain from a third party domain registrar that you wish to connect with Shopify.

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