How do I Change the Domain Name of a Shopify Store?

Adding a domain name to a Shopify store adds perceived value to the e-commerce site in question. In addition to linking your brand to a website, a domain name helps to give confidence to visitors who will more easily place an order on your Shopify store.

To change the domain name of a Shopify store, you must first have a domain name that you can buy for a certain duration from Shopify or from an external domain name registrar like GoDaddy or OVH.

Then you can add this domain name in just a few clicks to your Shopify store.

Find out without further delay how to change the domain name of a Shopify store in the rest of this article.

Shopify domain name management

To be able to change the domain of a Shopify store, you must have an account with access to the store’s administration panel and more specifically to the “Domains” section.

Log in to the Shopify store administrator account then go to the store settings accessible by the “Settings” button located at the bottom left of the store administration panel.

Once in the store settings, click on the “Domains” category to bring up the store domain management interface.

You will then have the choice of purchasing the domain name directly with Shopify or connecting a domain name that you have already acquired from a third-party domain name registrar.change the domain name of a Shopify store

Buy a domain name for a Shopify store

If you need a new domain name for your Shopify store, you can directly purchase it on your store interface.

After going to the domain settings and clicking on the “Buy a new domain” button, you will need to enter the domain name you want with or without the extension ( .com, .net, …).

Shopify will then offer to buy your domain name if it is not unavailable, as it may be for certain domain names already acquired.

In addition to the domain name you have entered, Shopify will offer you a list of variants of your domain name with different extensions.

Click on the “Buy” button in front of a domain name to acquire it and then be able to connect it to your Shopify store.

Connect an existing domain name to a Shopify store

If you already have a domain name acquired outside of Shopify’s domain name registration system, you can still link that domain name to your Shopify store without any hassle.

Simply go to the domain settings of your Shopify store and click on the “Connect an existing domain” button.

Fill in the dedicated field with the domain name you have on another domain name registrar that you want to connect to your Shopify store then click on “Next” to validate the connection.connect existing domains to Shopify

To confirm your domain’s connection to Shopify, you’ll need to follow the instructions provided by Shopify or your domain provider.

Click on the “Show instructions” button and follow the instructions to set up your domain name on your domain name registrar to connect to your Shopify store.

After following the instructions, click on the “Check the connection” button to confirm that your domain name’s configuration is okay.

If the connection is verified, then your domain name will be connected to your Shopify store which you can then access through this newly added domain name.

Conclusion

The domain name is an important asset for a Shopify store. It allows you to trust your visitors who will be sure to be on your company’s store.

The domain name can be a powerful marketing tool. Choose it well and connect it to your Shopify store as soon as possible.

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