What are Shopify Nameservers? (& How to update them)

Shopify nameservers are essential components that help route traffic for your online store. By default, Shopify employs shared nameservers, which means that your store shares a DNS server with other Shopify stores.

When it comes to managing your domain's DNS records for your Shopify store, here are some key actions you can take.


Shopify Nameservers: Update Your Shopify Domain's DNS Records

  1. Log in to your Shopify admin.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Domains.
  3. Select the specific domain you want to edit.
  4. Click on "Domain settings," and then select "Edit DNS settings."

How to Update a Shopify DNS Record:

  • Select the specific record you wish to update.
  • Make the necessary changes to the record's details.
  • Confirm your changes.

How to Add a Shopify DNS Record:

  • Click on "Add custom record" in the DNS settings.
  • Choose the type of record you want to add.
  • Enter the required information for the new record.
  • Confirm your additions.

How to Remove a Shopify DNS Record:

  • Select the record you want to delete.
  • Click on "Remove."
  • Confirm the removal.

How to Find Your Current Shopify IP Address:

  • Go to Settings > Domains in your Shopify admin.
  • Select the domain that you want to edit.
  • Hit Domain settings > Edit DNS settings.
  • Locate your Shopify IP address in the Points to column of the A RECORD section.

How to Reset a Single Shopify DNS Record:

  • You can reset the A record and CNAME record for your domain to point to Shopify.
  • Select the record you want to reset.
  • Confirm the reset.

How to Reset All DNS Settings for Your Shopify Domain:

  • This action restores the default configuration for your DNS settings.
  • Be aware that all records, except the A and CNAME records, are deleted and changed to point to Shopify.
  • CNAME records for associated subdomains are also removed during this process.
  • Select "Reset DNS settings" in the Advanced Settings section.
  • Confirm the reset.

Please Note: Editing DNS records can be a technical process, so if you're not comfortable doing it yourself, it's advisable to seek assistance from your domain registrar or a qualified IT professional. If you're experiencing difficulty, you can always contact Shopify customer service to seek additional assiatnce.


Shopify Nameservers FAQ

What is DNS on Shopify?

DNS on Shopify is a system that helps route internet traffic to your Shopify store by translating your domain name (e.g., www.yourstore.com) into the corresponding IP address.

Does Shopify have DNS?

Yes, Shopify provides DNS services to manage your domain's DNS records, allowing you to configure and customize how your domain directs traffic to your Shopify store.

How do I find my Shopify domain name?

You can find your Shopify domain name in your Shopify admin dashboard under "Settings" > "Domains." Your primary domain will be listed there.

What is the default nameserver for Shopify?

The default nameservers for Shopify may vary, they are typically provided by Shopify and shared among Shopify stores. You can find them in your Shopify admin dashboard under "Settings" > "Domains."

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