How to Buy a New Domain for Your Shopify Store

How to Buy a New Domain for Your Shopify Store

Purchasing a new domain for your Shopify store directly through Shopify is a simple process. This guide will walk you through the steps to buy a new domain and set it up for your store.

How to Buy a New Domain for Your Shopify Store

Step 1: Access Your Shopify Admin

  1. Log in to your Shopify account.
  2. Once logged in, you’ll be directed to your Shopify admin dashboard.

Step 2: Navigate to the Domains Section

  1. From the Shopify admin dashboard, go to "Settings" at the bottom left corner.
  2. In the Settings menu, click on "Domains."

Step 3: Start the Domain Purchase Process

  1. On the Domains page, click "Buy new domain."
  2. Enter the domain name you wish to purchase in the search bar. For example, "".
  3. Click the "Search" button to see if the domain is available.

Step 4: Select Your Domain

  1. Review the search results to find the available domain that best suits your store.
  2. Click the "Buy" button next to the domain you want to purchase.

Step 5: Review and Confirm Your Purchase

  1. Domain Registration Details:

    • Ensure that your contact information is correct, as it will be used for domain registration.
    • This includes your name, address, phone number, and email address.
  2. Domain Settings:

    • Shopify automatically sets up DNS settings for you, making it easier to get started.
  3. Privacy Protection:

    • Choose whether you want to include WHOIS privacy protection. This service hides your personal contact information from the public WHOIS database. It is generally recommended for privacy.
  4. Payment:

    • Review the cost of the domain. The price will typically include the domain registration fee for one year.
    • Enter your payment details and complete the purchase.

Step 6: Verify Your Email Address

  1. After purchasing the domain, you will receive an email from Shopify or the domain registrar asking you to verify your email address.
  2. Click the verification link in the email to confirm your email address and complete the domain registration process.

Step 7: Set Up Your New Domain in Shopify

  1. Primary Domain:

    • Once the domain is purchased, it will automatically be added to your Shopify account.
    • You can set it as your primary domain by going to "Online Store" > "Domains" in the Shopify admin.
    • Click "Set as primary" next to your new domain.
  2. Redirect Traffic:

    • If you have an existing domain or subdomains, you may want to set up redirects to ensure all traffic is directed to your new domain.
    • Shopify provides an option to automatically redirect all traffic from your domain to your new custom domain.

Step 8: Set Up Email Forwarding (Optional)

  1. If you want to use custom email addresses with your new domain (e.g.,, you can set up email forwarding.
  2. Click "Manage" next to your domain on the Domains page in the Shopify admin.
  3. Look for email forwarding settings and follow the instructions to set up your desired email addresses.


Buying a new domain through Shopify is straightforward and integrates seamlessly with your store. By following these steps, you can purchase and set up a new domain for your Shopify store, providing a professional and branded online presence. If you encounter any issues, Shopify’s support team is available to help.