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What is the annual cost of transferring a domain to Shopify?

Msdmcdonald
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Hello

 

Does anyone know where I can find the annual cost for transferring a domain name to Shopify? It doesn’t appear as an option when I go through the process to transfer. I don’t want to get caught out and prefer to know what the annual cost will be.

 

Thank you

Danielle 

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Victoria
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Hi, @Msdmcdonald.

 

Thanks for stopping by the Shopify community. 

 

In regards to transferring a domain to Shopify, there are no transfer costs. You'll need to own the domain that you want to transfer. If you don't own the domain and it's available for registration, then you can buy a domain through Shopify.

 

You'll need to pay the registration fee to renew your domain for an additional 12 months. The 12 months are added to your domain's current expiry date. There may be additional costs associated with transferring your domain. I recommend contacting your third-party domain provider for information about transfer costs, however, there are no transfer costs on Shopify's end. Check out our transferring a third-party domain to Shopify resource for more information.

 

When you're ready to get started, our Intro to Shopify is a great resource to start as it gives a brief overview of the platform, details our pricing plans, free trial and store checklist.

 

I hope this helps! Let us know if you have further questions.

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Msdmcdonald
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Thank you so much Victoria! 

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Victoria
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Hi, @Msdmcdonald.

 

Thanks for stopping by the Shopify community. 

 

In regards to transferring a domain to Shopify, there are no transfer costs. You'll need to own the domain that you want to transfer. If you don't own the domain and it's available for registration, then you can buy a domain through Shopify.

 

You'll need to pay the registration fee to renew your domain for an additional 12 months. The 12 months are added to your domain's current expiry date. There may be additional costs associated with transferring your domain. I recommend contacting your third-party domain provider for information about transfer costs, however, there are no transfer costs on Shopify's end. Check out our transferring a third-party domain to Shopify resource for more information.

 

When you're ready to get started, our Intro to Shopify is a great resource to start as it gives a brief overview of the platform, details our pricing plans, free trial and store checklist.

 

I hope this helps! Let us know if you have further questions.

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Msdmcdonald
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Thank you so much Victoria! 

CyberdyneJoule
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Additional query to above question from @Msdmcdonald What is annual cost of maintaining domain with Shopify ?

Victoria
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Hi, @CyberdyneJoule.

 

Thanks for your question!

The cost of a domain/domain pricing depends on the specific domain you have chosen. Additionally, each year, you will need to renew your domain registration. The renewal cost is usually the same as the initial registration fee. 

Some factors to consider with pricing are:
 

 

  • The keywords you choose. A domain with high-demand keywords like “CutePuppies.com” will come with a higher price point. “CutePuppiesInBrantfordOntario.com,” on the other hand, is more specific to a location and uses some non-standard keywords, so it’ll be cheaper.
  • The top-level domain (TLD) you choose. The TLD is the very last bit of any domain: .com usually has a pretty standard price, as do .net and .org, while .store and .shop can fetch higher prices.
  • The site where you buy your domain. Every domain registrar has some differences in how they price domain names. Some give you a great domain price for the first year, then charge a lot for renewal. Others have more standardized pricing schemes.

 

You can find more information on our Shopify Blog: Domain Price - How Much Does a Domain Really Cost?

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