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Enable renaming the site collection URLs

Currently the site collection URLs are fixed as https://tenant.sharepoint.com and cannot be changed. This does not fit with flexible cloud-based solutions - business needs will inevitably result in an organisation changing it's name during its lifetime (mergers, acquisitions, rebranding etc). While it may not be possible to change it so that entirely custom domains are used (eg contoso.com, instead of sharepoint.com), it must be possible to allow the sub-domain to be changed (eg. newtenant.sharepoint.com)? Please?

Migrating an entire organisation (likely to include Exchange, Skype, Sharepoint and Onedrive data!!) to a new Tenancy is absolutely not a viable option.

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    Dan Furse shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! Just a note to let you know that we’re building your suggestion now.

    Corporate lifecycle is a real and constant pressure in business, often resulting in a need to rename the Office 365 Tenant. To that end we are working on the solution to change the SharePoint domain URL (contoso.sharepoint.com renamed to fabrikam.sharepoint.com). This capability will also then enable the renaming of an individual site collection (contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/abc to contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/xyz).

    While we don’t have an estimated delivery date to share at this time, we’ll update your suggestion with details as they become available.

    Bill Baer MSFT

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      • Paul Butcher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Come on give us an update there are enough requests for this from us (your users and income providers)

      • Samurai Ken commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        No update since January? That is just simly not enough information for a suggestion this popular.

      • Russell Feagley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We recently moved from a hosted exchange to Office 365. When setting up the admin site, the desired account name was already taken. We created a temp name so that we can get the account created. We are now looking into configuring Sharepoint however, we can only create sites under the temp name and not the name that we want. We cannot create a new admin account since the account name we want is already being used. The sharepoint link shouldn't match the account name that was created in the admin account, but should allow the domains that an account owns.

        Ex. we wanted

        name.sharepoint.com

        not

        nametemp.sharepoint.com

      • Admin_Pri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Bill Baer,

        Could you please provide an update to us concerning this highly needed feature? Even “no progress” is an update. This is really important feature for companies going through restructuring or re-branding.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are having the same request for modifying the site collection and looking forward to getting a notificaiotn once the O365 team has provided a solution for it. thanks

      • Frustrated commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What about host named site collections or at the very least being able to use a custom domain name instead of xxxx.sharepoint.com for the tenant's webapp?

      • Ed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add! Why isn't there a notice when signing up that the name will affect OneDrive and SP URL's?? Also, businesses change names and need the ability to change this fluidly, not having to buy a new tenant and migrate!

      • Tim Scrivin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes this certainly needs to be added. No point me buying addtional domains and managing everything under one Office 365 account if I cannot create seperate sharepoint URL's.

      • Brian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is direly needed. Is there any update on where Microsoft is with this solution?

      • Marco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there any current ETA? We need to change the domain but we have a full setup O365 at the moment and we don't want to move all settings, data and subscription with a massive amount of time when this feature will be available in 3-6 months.

      • Thomas Hayes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thanks Msft. We've needed this for 5 years due to a DBA change, now we have changed our Corp. name and we must change our SharePoint url at this time.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a must-have feature - primarily for M&A situations. It's incredible expensive to perform a tenant-to-tenant migration when you're utilizing multiple Office 365 services (e.g. Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online) and potentially limited to impossible for some of the new services (e.g. Microsoft Teams).

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