Need help with smoothly transfer from 1 domain to shopify domain

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I want to get rid of my hosting plan on siteground which will expire anyway soon but how can i do it the right way without risking losing my site on shopify if i don't renew the hosting plan on siteground ?

 

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Hi There!

So let me just make sure I got you correctly: Your domain is on SiteGround and you want to have it on your Shopify store correct?

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my official site which i built on shopify is on shopify but i think the domain and some files are still on siteground.

www.sjemmieland.com

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In the domain section click on "Transfer Domain" to put back the domain in Shopify.

Shopify is self-hosted so I doubt it has any files remaining on site ground.. Except maybe some photos 

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please step by step help if you have time

if I fill in www.sjemmieland.com on the transfer domain page i get the following message

There is 1 error:
Domain not found. Please ensure the domain is registered with a provider.

this domain is renewed until april 2021

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Use the domain as: sjemmieland.com with the "www" at the start.

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i did it without the www and that worked and followed the steps:

now comes the scary part:

Prepare your domain for transfer
Step 1 of 3
BEFORE YOU TRANSFER
You need to complete these steps with your current provider:

Log in to your current provider and check their transfer policy.
Unlock your domain. I DID
Confirm that your admin email is up to date. I DID
Get an authorization code from your provider. I GOT IT
REGISTRATION
To transfer your domain, you need to buy another year of registration. The time remaining on your current registration will carry across to Shopify when you transfer. I DID

Your domain will renew on April 10, 2021 for $ 14,00 USD 

The $14 is paid so things went succesful

And now this happened where I was afraid of

This site cannot be reached The IP address of the server of www.sjemmieland.com cannot be found.
Run Windows Network Check.

Now what do I have to do ?

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Is the domain showing as "Connected" on Shopify? The transition is not always immediate since DNS needs time to propagate. 

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Transfers in progress
sjemmieland.com
Connected

 

Ok..... but how long does that take ?

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it worked! thk you very much!

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