Magento Go allows you to launch a store very quickly – without even having to register a domain. Your store can be accessed by going to yourstorename.magentogo.com. However, if you prefer, you can also use your own, “dot com” address. This article explains how to set up a custom domain for your Magento Go store.
If you already have a registered domain name that you’d like to use as your Magento Go store’s default address, the process involves two major steps. First, you must Add URL in your Magento Go Account settings. Second, you must point your domain name (its DNS servers) to the Magento Go. Once this is initialized, it will take between 24-48 hours for your new domain name to be fully integrated into your Magento Go store.
Next, you must configure your DNS settings to point to Magento Go. To do this, simply create an A Record in your DNS configuration that points to 18.104.22.168. This is normally done in the Domain Management settings in the control panel of your registrar (the company where your domain is registered).
Note: The last numbers in the IP address of your Magento Go store correspond to the location where your store is hosted. For merchants with stores hosted at gostorego.com, the IP address ends with 100. For merchants with stores hosted at mygostorego.co.uk, the IP address ends with 99.
Most registrars by default, point to a domain that begins with “www.” If you prefer not to use the “www” in your custom domain, make sure that your registrar uses the correct URL to point to the host. It may be necessary to edit the entry from “www.mystore.com” to “mystore.com.” If you are not sure how to do this, check your registrar’s support section for information about “DNS management” or “zone file configuration.” If you need more help, contact their technical support.
Note: If your DNS is managed outside of your registrar, you will have to configure these settings with your DNS service provider.
a. Enter an Host Name: @
b. Points to IP Address: 22.214.171.124
c. TTL: 1 Hour
Note: Due to the nature of the technology, changes made to DNS can take up to 48 hours to fully propagate. We recommend that you wait a while before moving on to step three.
Once you are sure that accessing your domain will direct the customer to your Magento Go store, move on to step three.
Once you have configured your domain to point to the Magento Go server, you can switch your Magento Go store over to your custom domain (external domain).