everyone's Curt with blue rucksack calm and today I'm going to show you how you can point your name cheap domain name to a Shopify site so to get started go ahead and login to your name cheap account and click on dashboard once you're in your dashboard you can scroll down to your list of domains and choose the domain name that you would like to transfer to your Shopify site then click on manage and then we will click on advanced DNS and while that's loading we can go over to our Shopify account go ahead and login and come to your home screen and then click on online store and finally click on domains on this page you will see a couple of options for your domain you can either purchase one directly in Shopify or connect an existing one so we have one from Namecheap click on connect existing domain we'll enter the name of that doughnut domain name and click on next here you'll be presented with some instructions go ahead and click on follow the Namecheap instructions and scroll down to Direction number five go ahead and copy this IP address we're going to enter this IP address in to record a back in our Namecheap advanced dns options so go ahead and paste that in there it should be a record at the new IP address go ahead and click Save and then next we will go back to our Namecheap instructions and we can scroll down to instruction number ten and we'll go ahead and copy this piece of code shops dot my Shopify calm and we'll go back to Namecheap DNS and look for cname record ww and then go ahead and paste this in there as you can see I already have that in there go ahead and click Save and once those save we can go back to Shopify and it will take about a half an hour to one hour for that connection to complete so I'll go ahead and take a break for about thirty minutes and come back and make sure it works ok I'm back in it's been about an hour and a half and let's go ahead and verify make sure this connection worked so go ahead and click on verify alright it looks like these domains have been connected and status is okay and let's see to change your primary domain name to the one that you just transferred go ahead and click on primary domain choose the one that you would like and click on save and that is how you transfer a Namecheap domain name to a Shopify site if you have any questions go ahead and drop them in the comments if you'd like me to cover any other Shopify questions or domain questions hosting questions go ahead and drop them in the comments as well and as always thank you for watching .
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In this tutorial, I will show you how to change your Namecheap Domain A Record and CNAME in the Namecheap DNS Manager so you can point your domain to Shopify.
This process is a little more confusing than just changing nameservers so I hope this video helps!
Steps to connect your Namecheap Domain to Shopify:
1. Log into Namecheap and go to Domains
2. Find the Domain Name you want to connect and click on manage
3. Then click on Advanced DNS
4. Go to your Shopify and click on websites, then domains
5. Select existing domain name and enter it in the field
6. Add A Record and CNAME to Advanced DNS records
7. Wait for the name to transfer and then verify on Shopify
If you would like help setting up your Shopify account, send me a message at and I will be glad to help.