How to Transfer a domain from Shopify?

A domain plays an important role in the online store. It is like your online store as a home and a domain is your home address. When you set a domain for your Shopify store, it means that your store will be established your brand by giving your business credibility and tells customers you’re here to stay, rank higher in search by having similar keywords in your industry and keep staying in top of mind by remembering you and find your business later. Read more to know how to Choose a Domain Name

Luckily, Shopify makes it easy to transfer a domain from Shopify and also helps you find the perfect beautiful website to match. But how to do that? Read through our article and you will master all the steps.

How to transfer a domain from Shopify?

Overview

What is a domain?

A domain is known as the URL or the website address. It is where your customers go to find your store online.

From the Domains page in your Shopify admin, you are able to manage your domain settings for your online store. In case you use the wholesale channel, then you are able to manage the domain settings for your wholesale store on the Domains page of that channel.

Your primary domain will be ser in the form of examplestore.myshopify.com by default.

  • Note: You can consider which domain you want the most and decide to purchase. Even if you leave Shopify, you still keep ownership.

How Shopify manage your domain?

Shopify enables you to manage all your domain settings on the Domains page in your Shopify admin.

A primary domain is the domain name on Shopify that customers often see in the address bar while they browse your online store. In some cases, you are able to use your root domain or a subdomain as your primary domain, however, there is only one primary domain for you to use in most cases.

From the Domains page of your Shopify admin, you can assign your primary domain. Then, before you decide to set a primary domain, make sure that you have done these actions so that Shopify can manage your domain.

  • buying a domain through Shopify or from a third-party
  • adding your domain and all the subdomains you want to use with your store
  • setting up your root domain
  • setting up your subdomains.

transfer domain on shopify

### How to buy a domain from Shopify? I guess when you are reading this section, you have already aware of what a domain is and you have decided to buy a domain so that your customers are able to visit the shop. Luckily, Shopify has a helpful function that allows you to buy a domain if you haven’t had one.

Follow the instructions from another post on our website to know how to buy a Domain from Shopify

How to transfer a domain out of Shopify?

Transfer domain from one Shopify store to another

Shopify enables you to transfer your primary Shopify domain from one store to a different Shopify store from the Domains page. Along with the domain, there will be the email forwarding and DNS records available to be transferred.

Firstly, log in to your Shopify store that uses the domain that you want to transfer to get your things done.

For desktop

  • Step 1. From your Shopify admin, navigate yourself to Online Store and then Domains.

transfer domain on shopify

  • Step 2. Click the Manage option to open the settings for the domain that you choose to transfer.
  • Step 3. Just click on the Transfer domain button.

transfer domain on shopify

  • Step 4. After that, hit a click on Transfer to another Shopify store.
  • Step 5. Next, you need to confirm whether your registrar information is up to date. If the associated email address is correct, and then click Send transfer link. After that, there will be an email that contains a transfer link sent to you.
  • Step 6. After receiving the email, just click the transfer link in the email text that you had.
  • Step 7. Finally, you just need to log in to the Shopify store where you want to transfer the domain and see your result.

Using iPhone

  • Step 1. Tap Store option when you are in the Shopify app.
  • Step 2. In the Sales channels section, tap Online Store.
  • Step 3. Press on the button Domains.
  • Step 4. Then, choose the Manage option to open the settings for the domain that you want to transfer.
  • Step 5. After that, choose the Transfer domain.
  • Step 6. You will see the option Transfer to another Shopify store, just tap it.
  • Step 7. Then, you need to confirm that your registrar information is up to date by tapping the Send transfer link button. You’ll receive an email that contains a transfer link after that.
  • Step 8. When you receive the email, just tap on the transfer link in the email text.
  • Step 9. Finally, just log in to the Shopify store that you want to transfer the domain and see what your work has done.

Using Android

  • Step 1. When you are in the Shopify app, tap Store button.
  • Step 2. You will see in the Sales channels section, opt for Online Store.
  • Step 3. Tap on Domains.
  • Step 4. In the Shopify-managed domains section, tap the name of the domain that you want to transfer.
  • Step 5. And then, just go for Transfer domain and hit the Transfer to another provider butto that locates at the top of the page:
  • Step 6. Review all the information that you had and then tap Confirm.
  • Step 7. There will be the domain authorization code appear on your domain’s information page. This code needs to be put on your new provider to verify the transfer.
  • Step 8. The Cancel is always available to cancel transfer if you want to.- Step 5. After that, choose the Transfer domain.
  • Step 6. You will see the option Transfer to another Shopify store, just tap it.
  • Step 7. Then, you need to confirm that your registrar information is up to date by tapping the Send transfer link button. You’ll receive an email that contains a transfer link after that.
  • Step 8. When you receive the email, just tap on the transfer link in the email text.
  • Step 9. Finally, just log in to the Shopify store that you want to transfer the domain and see what your work has done.

Transfer domain out of Shopify

Before starting, you need to know that you are only able to transfer out your domain after 60 days of purchasing it. To transfer your domain to another domain host, you need to unlock your Shopify domain and provide your new host with a domain authorization code.

Also, remember that your domain will be locked again if you don’t complete your transfer within 30 days.

For desktop

  • Step 1. From your Shopify admin, direct to Online Store > Domains.

transfer domain on shopify

  • Step 2. When you are in the Shopify-managed domains section, click on the name of the domain that you want to transfer.
  • Step 3. After that, click on Transfer domain, and then hit the Transfer to another provider button, which locates at the top of the page.

transfer domain on shopify

  • Step 4. You must review the information that you got and then click Confirm.
  • Step 5. On your domain’s information page, the domain authorization code will appear. Then, you will have to provide this code to your new provider to verify the transfer.
  • Step 6. In case you change your mind and want to cancel your domain transfer, just click on the button Cancel transfer

Using iPhone

  • Step 1. When you are in the Shopify app, tap Store button.
  • Step 2. You will see in the Sales channels section, opt for Online Store.
  • Step 3. Tap on Domains.
  • Step 4. In the Shopify-managed domains section, tap the name of the domain that you want to transfer.
  • Step 5. And then, just go for Transfer domain and hit the Transfer to another provider butto that locates at the top of the page.
  • Step 6. Review all the information that you had and then tap Confirm.
  • Step 7. There will be the domain authorization code appear on your domain’s information page. This code needs to be put on your new provider to verify the transfer.
  • Step 8. The Cancel is always available to cancel transfer if you want to.

Using Android

  • Step 1. When you are in the Shopify app, tap Store button.
  • Step 2. You will see in the Sales channels section, opt for Online Store.
  • Step 3. Tap on Domains.
  • Step 4. In the Shopify-managed domains section, tap the name of the domain that you want to transfer.
  • Step 5. And then, just go for Transfer domain and hit the Transfer to another provider butto that locates at the top of the page:
  • Step 6. Review all the information that you had and then tap Confirm.
  • Step 7. There will be the domain authorization code appear on your domain’s information page. This code needs to be put on your new provider to verify the transfer.
  • Step 8. The Cancel is always available to cancel transfer if you want to.

Conclusion

If you follow the steps above, your domain name transfer should be processed within just a few days. However, if you are preparing for a promotion, we recommend you take a few extra moments to check your payment options. During the transfer process, you need to actively monitor your email for important confirmations. Some full transfer processes can take up to 20 days.

That’s all I want you to know about transferring a domain from Shopify. So easy, isn’t it? If there is any trouble occuring, remember to ask us. We are always willing to help.

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