Domain transfer from Namecheap to Bluehost

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I purchased my domain from Namecheap when I opened my Shopify store.

 

I want to transfer my domain from Namecheap to Bluehost. I haven't started the transfer process yet.

 

I have two questions about doing this:

1. When I make the transfer, will it cause any downtime on my store?

2. Do I have to do anything within Shopify to make the transfer work? Such as point to new DNS servers, or anything like that?

 

I appreciate any help. :) 

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Hi @CathrynL,

Hyde here from Shopify.

If you're transferring a domain from one provider to another, there usually isn't my downtime, but you might want to change your primary domain in your store to your .myshopify.com URL to be on the safe side. Here's how.
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Whoever is your domain provider, you'll want to make sure your DNS settings are pointing to Shopify as per this document. The settings should carry over, but just to be sure you can double-check with your new provider by providing them these details:

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I hope that helps!

 

All the best, Hyde.

Hyde | Social Care @ Shopify 
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Thank you Hyde. Your information has clarified a lot for me. I understand the process much better now. :)

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