Buying a domain when not UK resident?

Buying a domain when not UK resident?

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I'm trying to purchase a domain in Shopify, but as I'm not currently a UK resident (UK Citizen living in Hong Kong) it rejects me saying "a UK address is required". I don't have one.


However, I contacted Nominex and they said this is not the case; anyone can register, as long as their identity and address (even overseas) can be verified. The process for them is just a bit more manual. 
Is this a restriction Shopify itself is applying?

So, I'm assuming the issue is the Hong Kong info I'm entering in the Contact Details box on the "Buy New Domain" page. Problem is, I don't understand if these contact details apply to my whole Shopify registration (which I assume Shopify needs my REAL address), or just for the purposes of domain purchasing, in which case could I put my UK LLC virtual address here?

Or if that is neither of the above is an option, can I buy a domain from a 3rd party and connect it to Shopify?


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Shopify Staff
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Hi, @MyCsPiTTa.


Thanks for reaching out and posting this question!


The UK address appears to be a requirement from our domain partners. However, you can use a PO Box address or connect a third-party domain to Shopify.


If you have any other questions on this topic, then don't hesitate to let us know.

Elias | Social Care @ Shopify 
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