If you already own a domain from a third-party provider, such as GoDaddy or Bluehost, you can use it for your Shopify online store so people who type your URL into their browsers end up on your site.
If you want to use your third-party domain with Shopify in this way, then see Transferring domains.
Can I use a GoDaddy domain on Shopify?
You can automatically connect your GoDaddy or 1&1 IONOS domain to your Shopify store.
Should I buy my domain through Shopify or GoDaddy?
Granted, Shopify is not as egregious as other companies when it comes to increasing the price on domains and is actually cheaper than GoDaddy but they still tack on an additional price to the domain name. The reason is because Shopify is registering your domain name on your behalf through a domain name registrar.
How much does it cost to transfer a domain to GoDaddy?
It would be $7.99 for the transfer fee plus $0.18 for the ICANN fee, and your domain would then expire in 2020 once it was in your GoDaddy account.
Is Shopify better than GoDaddy?
Shopify is the best platform on the market for a reason. It’s best for online store ambitions of any size, offering the tools you need to build an ecommerce empire. GoDaddy is best for users who want to get an online store built quickly, and who don’t need so many complex sales tools.
Should I buy my domain through Shopify?
The short answer is no, you should not get your domain name through Shopify if you’re willing to learn how to setup a domain name with a domain name registrar. It’s not too complicated but it does involve a few steps. Yes you should get your domain name if you’re looking for ease of use and no configuration.