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In this quick Shopify DNS guide we’ll quickly cover DNS settings for your domain when you have a Shopify store and Shopify email hosting somewhere else.

In this example we’re going to manage the DNS for a domain we own. We are going to create the following domain/DNS records:

Shopify DNS settings

To point your domain to Shopify you need to add 2 DNS records. If they already exist you need to edit these records.

1 – add a www CNAME record which points to

2 – add @ A record:

Shopify MX settings

The Shopify email host we’ll use is and they require the following DNS records so we can send and receive mail properly.

3 – MX record:

4 – mail CNAME:

Obviously you need to change yourstore name to your own domain. If you are using a different email host other than Shopped Email then your settings will be different.

And that’s it – those are the 4 DNS records you need to connect your Shopify store and Shopify email host to your domain.

Example DNS record for a Shopify domain with email hosting on Shopped Email

Here we have an example for a domain we own: The domain records would be added as follows:

shopify dns records for custom Shopify email hosting

And it really is that simple to have your domain hosting split to Shopify and an email host. Note that regardless of your store name the top 2 records (A record and www cname will always be the same). The mail DNS records will depend on which Shopify email host you have selected. There is currently only one dedicated Shopify email host and that is Shopped Email.

For a more complete guide to Shopify email hosting read our article or visit Shopped Email – Shopify business email hosting. You can also find our Shopify DNS configuration example on GIST.

Joe Dempsey

Joe Dempsey

Joe Dempsey is a Shopify Expert. With over 8 years of experience in eCommerce & Shopify he leads one of the most experienced Shopify Expert teams in the world. Founder of Liquify, he tends to work with large brands and Shopify Plus merchants who want to scale aggressively. He is a well known Shopify SEO expert & one of the most experienced Shopify developers in the world.