Are you an e-commerce store owner who is looking to release a domain from Shopify? Releasing a domain from Shopify is not the most complicated process, but it does take a few steps. Here’s what you need to know about releasing your domain to the public internet.
What is a domain, and why do I need to release one?
A domain is a web address that people use to find your website. When you buy a domain name, you are essentially renting it from Shopify. This means that you don’t actually own the domain—Shopify does. To make your website visible to the public internet, you need to release your domain from Shopify.
Steps to release a domain from Shopify
Step 1: Log in to your Shopify account
In order to release your domain from Shopify, you will need to log in to your Shopify account. From the Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Domains to access the Domains page.
Step 2: Select the domain you want to release
On the Domains page, select the domain that you want to release.
Step 3: Go to the DNS Zone File settings
Once you have selected the domain, click the DNS Zone File settings.
Step 4: Remove the Shopify nameservers
On the DNS Zone File settings page, you will see the Shopify nameservers. You need to remove these nameservers in order to release the domain from Shopify.
Step 5: Add your own nameservers
Once you’ve removed the Shopify nameservers, you need to add your own nameservers. This is the nameserver that you will use to host your domain.
Step 6: Click save
Once you’ve added your own nameservers, click save.
Step 7: Contact your domain registrar
In order for the changes to take effect, you will need to contact your domain registrar. Ask them to update your DNS records with the new nameservers that you have added in Step 5.
Releasing a domain from Shopify is not the most complicated process, but it does take a few steps. The most important step is to make sure that you have added your own nameservers. Once you’ve done this, you will need to contact your domain registrar and ask them to update your DNS records with the new nameservers. After this, your domain will be released and available to the public internet.