I have an online shop running on Shopify server and it's using a domain name I purchased with Godaddy.
When I perform an online SEO checkup on my website it gets a fail regarding to the IP canonicalization:
Your site's IP 126.96.36.199 does not redirect to your site's domain name. This could cause duplicate content problems if a search engine indexes your site under both its IP and domain name.
Four days ago I tried to adjust the DNS settings of Godaddy but today I still get this IP canonicalization issue. Indeed when I type this IP in the address bar it doesn't redirect me to my website.
In order to not completely ruin my Google ranking, can I just use the
<link rel="canonical"> tag in my website header, at least until I find a solution with my DNS records, or will it be completely useless to overcome this specific IP issue and I will get a Google penalty anyway?