Connect Namecheap 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.
- Add Shopify’s Resource records in the domain’s DNS.
- Set up or add your domain through Shopify.
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 126.96.36.199
- 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 Namecheap 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:
Namecheap: Create A and CNAME
1. Sign into your Namecheap account (The Sign In option is available in the header of the page).
2. Select Domain List from the left sidebar and click on the Manage button next to your domain: 3. Navigate to the Advanced DNS tab at the top of the page: 4. Find the Host records section and click on the Add New Record button (not able to edit Host Records?):
5. Select A Record for Type and enter @ in the Host and enter Shopify IP address 188.8.131.52 in the Value.
6. Add nother record pointing www to Shopify CNAME value shops.myshopify.com:
7. Once all details are inserted, save them using the Save changes green icon.
Normally, it takes 30 minutes for newly created records to take effect.
Once you’ve done so, you might also want to make sure that there are no conflicting records set for the same host and remove them, if there are any.
The records you need to check may be of Unmasked/Masked/Permanent Redirect, A or CNAME record types.
Here is the example of conflicting records:
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.
- Go to Shopify and Login to your account.
- Select Online Store in the dashboard.
- Click Domains.
- Click on Connect existing domain.
- Enter your custom domain name (example.com).
- Click Next.
- 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.Back to top
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