Multiple domains for one shopify hosted account?

learnshopit
New Member
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Hi,

Many hosting providers can host multiple websites on one server/account. With a Shopify account can you host multiple domains? Or do you need to repurchase a Shopify account each time. If it's the latter than wow that is expensive.

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Massaad
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hi there Learntoshopit,

One shopify store can host a single design of store. It will be the same products etc on the site, but there can be an unlimited number of pages, collections and blog posts.

You can also add as many custom domains as you wish, for example, you could add:

All of these can be added to one store as a secondary domain. You can even redirect to a primary domain, so if ABC.com is your main site, anyone visiting abc.org will instantly be redirected to the main domain ABC.com

As long as your domain provider can update the A Record and C Name you will have no problems at all (most reputable companies allow this change).

Feel free to get in touch with our team if you have any other questions,

Alex Massaad

MyShopify_Consu
Shopify Partner
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Having multiple top level domains wouldn't work anyway, Google would see this as duplicate content and thats not good for SEO.

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Massaad
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hi there MyshopifyConsultants,

Thats actually only true if you do not give Google a Canonical URL, however Shopify normally will. Here is a bit more information explaining how Google expects website owners to do this: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066?hl=en

Most Shopify themes should have this built in already if they are up to date, and if not its just a tiny bit of code to display in your theme. Here is a quick doc explaining how to add it in Shopify if it is not already in your theme: http://docs.shopify.com/support/other/general-information/seo-for-theme-designers#duplicate-content

To check if your theme notifies search engines of the Canonical (original, not duplicate) page you can visit a product page, and view the source to check if there is one.

So in short, there are no problems having multiple domains. One will be used as the primary and visitors will be redirected in a way that search engines respect and understand.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any other questions about this. Many of our merchants are using multiple domains to hit upon several different target markets with great success. 

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suman_tms
Shopify Partner
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Hi,

Is there any  documentation showing how to do redirects from secondary domains to my primary domains.

 

Also is it possible to do something like this:

secondarydomain.com/about

should be redirected to

primarydomain/myabout

 

Is it possible to do this?