How to Buy a Domain Name Through Shopify?

If you’re looking to start an online business, one of the first things you need is a domain name. A domain name is what allows customers to find your website on the internet. It’s how you build an online presence for your brand. While there are many domain name providers out there, Shopify is one of the most popular choices for ecommerce businesses. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to buy a domain name through Shopify so that you can get started on building your online store.

How to buy a domain name

Assuming you don’t already have a domain name in mind, the first step is to brainstorm a list of potential names for your website. Once you have a list of potential names, you can use a tool like Shopify’s Domain Name Generator to check availability and find the perfect domain name for your website.

When you’ve found a domain name that you like and is available, the next step is to add it to your shopping cart and checkout. Shopify makes buying a domain name easy and straightforward. They will even walk you through the process of connecting your domain to your Shopify store.

Once you’ve purchased your domain, be sure to set up email forwarding so that you can start using your new address right away. You can also add custom DNS records if you need to set up things like subdomains or email hosting.

And that’s it! Now you know how to buy a domain name through Shopify.

How to set up your domain name

In order to set up your domain name, you will first need to purchase a domain name through Shopify. Once you have purchased your domain name, you will then need to set up your DNS settings. To do this, you will need to log into your Shopify account and navigate to the “Domains” section. From here, you will need to select the “Domain Name Server (DNS) Settings” tab. Once you are on this tab, you will need to add the nameservers that were provided to you by Shopify in order for your domain name to be set up correctly.

How to connect your domain name to Shopify

1. Log into your Shopify admin and go to Online Store > Domains.
2. Click Connect existing domain.
3. Enter the domain name you want to connect to Shopify in the Domain field and click Next.
4. Select the option to Use my existing DNS provider and click Next.
5. Add the following four A records to your DNS provider:

6. Wait for the DNS changes to propagate (this can take up to 48 hours).
7 . Once the DNS changes have propagated, your domain should be connected to Shopify!

How to use a custom domain name with Shopify

If you’re using Shopify to sell online, you can use a custom domain name to make your store more memorable and professional. In this article, we’ll show you how to buy a domain name through Shopify and how to set it up for your store.

Before you start

If you haven’t already created a Shopify account, sign up for one now. You can use Shopify’s free trial to explore the platform and decide if it’s right for you.

Once you have a Shopify account, log in and go to Your shop > Domains in the left-hand sidebar.

From here, you can either search for a new domain or transfer an existing domain to Shopify. If you’re buying a new domain, enter the name you want in the search bar and click Search. This will show you whether the domain is available and how much it costs. Once you’ve found an available domain that you like, click Add domain to your shop.

If you’re transferring an existing domain to Shopify, enter the domain name in the box under Transfer your existing domain and then click Start transfer. For more information on transferring domains, see Transferring an existing domain to Shopify.

How to troubleshoot domain name issues with Shopify

Before you begin, make sure that you have the following information:

The domain name you want to use with Shopify
Access to the domain name’s control panel, or the email address associated with the domain
If you don’t have access to the control panel or email address, contact your domain registrar
Now that you have everything you need, let’s get started.

If you’re having trouble using your custom domain with Shopify, there are a few things you can try:

1. Make sure that your DNS settings are pointing to Shopify’s servers. You can find instructions on how to do this here.
2. If you’re using a third-party DNS service, check that your DNS records are set up correctly. For more information on how to do this, contact your DNS provider.
3. If you’ve recently transferred your domain to Shopify, give it time to propagate. This can take up to 72 hours.
4. Clear your browser’s cache and cookies. Then, try accessing your store again.
5. If you’re still having trouble, contact Shopify support and we’ll be happy to help!


If you’re looking to buy a domain name, Shopify is a great option. They offer a simple and straightforward process that makes it easy to find and purchase the perfect domain name for your business. Plus, their prices are very competitive. So if you’re in the market for a new domain name, be sure to check out Shopify.