Configuring your domain for a Shopify website

So you have created a website with Shopify and now need to configure your domain name at Gandi so that it takes visitors to your website.

After having finished configuring your Shopify website for your domain, you will need to make some technical changes to your domain at Gandi. For security purposes, Gandi cannot perform these changes for you.

Step 1: Log into your domain name

You will need to log into your domain name with any of the contacts (other than the billing contact) (trouble logging in?).

If you have registered your domain name via a reseller, you will need to contact them to make the changes on your behalf. If this is the case, you will see a message on our website saying that you do not have sufficient rights.

Step 2: Change your zone file

You now need to make a change to your DNS zone file so that your domain points at your website.

Adding records

To add the CNAME record you need to first make an editable copy of your zone file (see instructions).

The entry or entries you need to add will look something like this (check your Shopify account to be sure):

www 10800 IN CNAME

Don't forget to add a record for the bare domain (unless you've added web forwarding):

@ 10800 IN A

Which entries you add depends on your own site's configuration.

Example of a zone

Here is an example of a zone file for a domain (we'll use that will bring visitors to a Shopify website:

@ 10800 IN MX 50 
@ 10800 IN MX 10 
imap 10800 IN CNAME 
smtp 10800 IN CNAME 
webmail 10800 IN CNAME 
blog 10800 IN CNAME 
pop 10800 IN CNAME
www 10800 IN CNAME
@ 10800 IN A

After you submit your new zone file, please be sure to wait a couple of hours for the zone to be updated with the new information, as the changes are not seen immediately.

Last modified: 03/28/2017 at 10:49 by Szuju Y. (Gandi)