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Domain name redirection
I plan to redirect my current domain name to my trial merchium store.
What nameservers should I specify ?
If you wish to use your own domain name for your Merchium store, you should just follow these steps:
1. Login to your domain registrar account and add a new A-record with this IP address: 126.96.36.199.
Please note that once you have updated your domain settings, allow up
to 48 hours for the new information to propagate through the Internet.
2. Add the new domain by clicking the + button in the upper right corner of the Administration > Domains page in the store administration panel.
3. Go to the Administration > Stores page in the store administration panel and select the storefront. Pick the new domain in the Custom domain drop-down list and click the Save button.
If you have any questions left, please feel free to contact us.
My domain administration area has no provision for A-Records.
The only things I can specify are nameservers.
I guess I will have to maintain my current web host and use C-Panel to redirect my domain name
to the Merchium store.
We do not offer DNS hosting service. It is usually possible to order the service of DNS hosting at a domain registrar company. You can check with them.
Or as you mentioned, you can do it via your current web hosting company.
I'm with godaddy and they ask me for:
Record Type: A record
Points to: 188.8.131.52
What i need to put in HOST? and TTL?
Please type @ in the Host Name setting to point the record directly to your domain name.
In the TTL setting you can select how long the server should cache the information.
We hope this information helps you.
I would like to know if it's possible to point the store to a path like: http://www.mydomain.com/mystore/
Where "mystore" is the place where mymerchium will point.
You can definitely set up to point the store to the subdomain of your domain: mystore.mydomain.com . As for pointing the store to some directory of your domain, please contact Godaddy support team about it. Perhaps you need to set up some additional redirects in this case.
Please let us know the result.
I contacted godaddy and they setup everything to make my domain (http://shop.mydomain.com) point to my to my merchium store.
The problem is when I type (http://shop.mydomaine.com) it points correctly to my merchium store but I still see the (https://my-store.mymerchium.com/) instead of (http://shop.mydomain.com) do you know why?
Can you help me, it's the last thing I need to fix before starting the business.
Your subdomain points to your Merchium-based store properly now. It redirects to Merchium domain because the secure connection is enabled for your whole website on the Settings > Security settings page in your admin panel. At the moment Merchium SSL certificate is used for the secure connection in your store, that is why you see Merchium domain when opening the pages of your store via HTTPS. The ability to upload and use your own SSL certification is available on Premium plan.
As an option, you can disable HTTPS connection for your site, if
you wish. In this case the address will not be changed. You can do it on
the Settings > Secure settings page in your store admin panel.