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.
Table of content
- How to transfer a domain to Shopify?
- Transfer your Shopify domain to a different Shopify store
- Transfer your Shopify domain out of Shopify
- Enable/ Disable automatic domain renewal
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 domainor
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
- Enter the domain that you want to transfer to Shopify. Do not include
www.at the beginning of the domain.
- If the domain is well-prepared, you see
Domain Unlocked. Click
Nextto 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.
Buy and transfer
- Check your email and click on the new link as
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.
Step 2: Open Domains
Online Store then open
Step 3: Click Manage
Manage to open the settings for the domain that you want to transfer.
Step 4: Click Transfer domain
Step 5: Transfer to another Shopify store
Transfer to another Shopify store
Step 6: Click Send transfer link
Confirm your registered mail is correct and click
Send transfer link.
Step 7: Click the 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
Step 2: Click name of domain
Click the name of the domain in the
Shopify-managed domains section.
Step 3: Tab Transfer domain
Transfer domain then
Transfer to another provider
Step 4: 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
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
Step 2: Click domain you want to renew
You click the domain that you want to renew automatically in the Shopify-managed domains.
Step 3: Tick Auto-renew this domain every year
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.
If your domain subscription does expire, then you have 40 days to contact Shopify support if you would like to renew it.
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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