How to point a domain to Shopify

Shopify offers the full suite of e-commerce solutions that are essential to an online platform for all your products.

When you create a store on Shopify, it can be accessed via Shopify domain by default. For example, if you have built a store with the "nctest" name, you can enter http://nctest.myshopify.com in a browser, and your website will be displayed.

It’s also possible to make your store accessible via a domain name that you’ve registered with Namecheap.

In order to connect a domain registered with Namecheap to Shopify, you need to:

1. Add the domain or subdomain to your Shopify account.

2. Set up necessary records for your root domain and subdomain(s) in your Namecheap account.

After you have connected your domain/subdomain to your Shopify store, there are two ways you can point your domain name registered with us to your store:



Our DNS Templates option can be used for domains that are pointed to Namecheap BasicDNS or PremiumDNS.

Please note that this option works for yourdomain.tld and www.yourdomain.tld only. If you need to point some other subdomain, you’ll need to add the records manually.

Follow these steps to connect your domain name to Shopify using DNS template:

1. Sign in to your Namecheap account.

2. Select Domain List from the left navigation sidebar and click on the Manage button next to your domain name:



3. Locate the Advanced DNS tab and select the DNS Templates section:



4. From the drop-down menu, choose the Shopify option:



5. Once selected, click on the green checkmark to save these changes:



6. Confirm these actions by clicking the Continue button:


7. If these settings were properly applied, a "Success!" message will appear:


If these settings were not properly applied, an "Error" message will appear:


*** Should this message appear, please contact our 24/7 Customer Support for further assistance.

Once a Shopify template is applied, the changes come into the effect within an hour.

After this, please go back to your Shopify account and click verify connection in Shopify admin to confirm that your custom domain is connected to your store.

Pointing a domain using A and CNAME records


Please follow the steps below to start configuring your domain name if it is using our BasicDNS, PremiumDNS or FreeDNS.

1. Sign in to your Namecheap account.

2. Select Domain List from the left-side menu and click on the Manage button next to your domain:



3. Click on the Advanced DNS tab and find the Host records section, then click on the Add New Record button (are you not able to edit Host Records?):


 
In this section, you need to create a few host records for your domain name depending on a subdomain you would like to use for Shopify:

(a) To use yourdomain.tld and www.yourdomain.tld, the following host records should be created:

A Record for @ to point to 23.227.38.65
CNAME Record for www mapped to shops.myshopify.com



(b) To use any other subdomain, like store.yourdomain.tld, you should add the following record to your existing records:

CNAME Record for store mapped to shops.myshopify.com:



You may leave the default parking page records as they are not conflicting with your "store" CNAME record.

NOTE
: You can replace the store with any subdomain that you prefer.

4. Once all the details are inserted, save them using the Save all changes button.

5. Wait 30 minutes for the records to be accepted and click verify connection in Shopify admin to confirm that your custom domain is connected to your store.



If you have any questions, always feel free to contact our Support Team.
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