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Connect Register.com Domain to Shopify

Connect Register.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 23.227.38.65
  • 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 Register.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

 

Register.com: Create A and CNAME

To add or edit A record, follow these steps:

New Account Manager View:

  1. Click here and log in to your Register.com account.
  2. Hover your mouse over Domains, then choose Manage.
  3. On the next page choose Manage next to the domain name.
  4. Scroll and look for the Advanced Technical Settings. Click Edit A Record (IP Address).
  5. Place your alias @ or example.com in the left hand box and Shopify IP 23.227.38.65 in the right hand box.
  6. Click Continue, then Continue again.
  7. You have updated your A records.

Classic Account Manager View:

  1. Click here and log in to your Register.com account.
  2. If you see your domain name as a blue link in the center of the page, then click it.
  3. Click Edit IP Address (A record). This option is found under the Advanced Technical Settings heading.
  4. Scroll and look for the Advanced Technical Settings, then click Edit A Record (IP Address).
  5. Place your alias @ or example.com in the left hand box and Shopify IP 23.227.38.65 in the right hand box.
  6. Click Continue, then Continue again.
  7. You have updated your A records.

 

To update CNAME records, follow these steps:

  1. Click here and log in to the Account Manager.
  2. Within Account Manager, use the drop down under My Domain Names to choose the domain you’d like to manage, then click the Go button.
  3. In the green box, select Change Where Domain Points.
  4. Select Advanced DNS.
  5. Click the Continue button.
  6. If the domain name was not previously pointed to Register.com name servers (DNS), you will receive a page with messaging regarding this change. If you would like to continue, click the Move Name servers to Register.com button.
  7. In the Host Alias (CNAME Records) section, click Edit CNAME Records.
  8. You have updated your CNAME records.

To add or edit CNAME records, follow these steps:

  1. Enter or edit the alias name in the Alias text box to www or www.example.com.
  2. Select Other Host, enter Shopify CNAME value shops.myshopify.com in the Other Host text field.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. You have updated your CNAME 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.

  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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