How to Transfer domain to Shopify

If you are selling your product on Shopify, transferring the domain to Shopify is a thing you should know. Transferring domain to Shopify means that the management of the domain moves to Shopify. You manage directly on your Shopify store including tasks like adjusting your domain settings, paying for your domain and renewing your domain.

In order to transfer the domain to Shopify, you should register your domain more than 60 days before you start transferring.

This article will guide you cases and steps to transfer the domain to Shopify. You will know how to transfer a domain to Shopify, transfer your Shopify domain to a different Shopify store, transfer your Shopify domain out of Shopify and enable or disable automatic domain renewal.

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How to transfer a domain to Shopify?

This part guides you three steps to transfer a domain to Shopify. Anyone can do that.

Step 1: Check your domain provider’s transfer policy

Most providers support domain transfers. Before you start, check your domain provider’s policy to understand which cases you should do, which cases you should not do.

The best way is to search in the domain provider’s help center for transfer domain. You can look through the policy of some domain providers.

Step 2: Prepare your domain to transfer

  • You sign in as a third-party domain provider.
  • You open your email and confirm that the email connected to your account is up-to-date. During the transferring, you will receive some other emails that you need to confirm.
  • You find the settings for the domain that you want to transfer, then clicking “Unlock`
  • Get a transfer authorization code from your provider, you click transfer this domain or transfer out.

Step 3: Transfer your domain

  • Online Store > Domain

  • If this is the first domain that you are connecting to your Shopify store, then tab Connect existing domain, then Transfer in your domain. If you have already had, just click Transfer domain.

Transfer your domain

  • Enter the domain that you want to transfer to Shopify. Do not include www. at the beginning of the domain.
    • Click Next.
    • Click Verify domain
    • If the domain is well-prepared, you see Domain Unlocked. Click Next to continue. If you see Domain locked, make sure your domain is ready to transfer.
    • In the Verification Code box, enter your authorization code that your domain provider gave you.
    • Click Next
    • Click Buy and transfer
    • Check your email and click on the new link as Confirm transfer or Approve transfer.

Transfer your Shopify domain to a different Shopify store

You are able to transfer your primary Shopify domain from one store to a different Shopify store from the Domain page. Follow these steps on your desktop to transfer your Shopify domain to a different Shopify store.

Step 1: Log in to Shopify store

Log in to the Shopify store that uses the domain that you want to transfer.

Log in page

Step 2: Open Domains

You click Online Store then open Domains

Open Online Store

Step 3: Click Manage

Click Manage to open the settings for the domain that you want to transfer.

Manage

Step 4: Click Transfer domain

Click Transfer domain

Transfer domain

Step 5: Transfer to another Shopify store

Click Transfer to another Shopify store

Enter your domain

Confirm your registered mail is correct and click Send transfer link.

When you receive the email, click the transfer link in the email text.

Step 8: Log in again

Log in again to the Shopify store where you want to transfer the domain.

Transfer your Shopify domain out of Shopify

Step 1: Click Domains

You go to Online Store then click Domains

Open Online Store

Step 2: Click name of domain

Click the name of the domain in the Shopify-managed domains section.

Out of Shopify

Step 3: Tab Transfer domain

Tab Transfer domain then Transfer to another provider

Enter your domain

Step 4: Confirm

You click Confirm

Step 5: Provide authorization code

You provide the authorization code which is appeared on your domain’s information page to your new provider to verify the transfer.

Step 6: Click Cancel transfer

Click Cancel transfer in case you want to cancel your domain transfer.

Enable/ Disable automatic domain renewal

When you buy a domain from Shopify, your domain is automatically renewed to ensure that your ownership does not expire. These are steps to enable or disable automatic domain renewal.

Step 1: Click Domains

You go to Online Store then click Domains

Open Online Store

Step 2: Click domain you want to renew

You click the domain that you want to renew automatically in the Shopify-managed domains.

Click the domain

Step 3: Tick Auto-renew this domain every year

In the Auto-renew section, if you enable automatic domain renewal, tick Auto-renew this domain every year. If you disable automatic renewal, untick Auto-renew this domain every year.

automatically renew

If your domain subscription does expire, then you have 40 days to contact Shopify support if you would like to renew it.

Summary

This article helps you transfer the domain to Shopify. When you transfer your domain, your management of domain will move to Shopify. Managers, shop owners can easily transfer the old domain to the new one even you transfer your domain to a different Shopify store and out of Shopify store.

I hope that you can solve your problems after reading this article. If you find the article useful, share it with your friends who are also Shopify sellers to transfer the domain successfully.

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