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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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      • James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not being able to rename oldcompanyname.sharepoint.com to newcompanyname.sharepoint.com is a huge issue. Please fix and update ASAP

      • James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We also need this function, does Microsoft have an ETA for this change?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have same problem with changed name of my company. It is crazy that I can not change SharePoint https://<oldcompanyname>.sharepoint.com. -> to https://<newcompanyname>.sharepoint.com

      • daxmaryrussel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, we would really like this too. Would be good to know when this will happen or at least an answer of any sort. Many thanks!

      • Paul Butcher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am going to recommend our company move to Box a much better supported software with programmers and a Board members that actually listen and respond to their customers

      • Frustrated Microsoft User commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is ridiculous. This creates hours and hours of labor for our team, in order to rename a site. Microsoft should be sent this IT bill for labor, this is absolutely insane.

      • Nick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd appreciate an update as well. I'm dumbfounded this isn't possible already.

      • Janet Zeleny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Bill Baer - can you or someone from Microsoft, PLEASE give us an update on this? Our company name hasn't changed but we rename several teams within the company frequently. I get this request at least once a month due to team/department name changes.

      • Zdenek Valach commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have same problem with changed name of my company. It is crazy that I can not change SharePoint https://<oldcompanyname>.sharepoint.com. -> to https://<newcompanyname>.sharepoint.com

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Oh my.. I just hit the same issue. From the look of this forum it has been 2.5 years and no solution.. Bad Microsoft.

      • Paras commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        At present, the tenant URL (https://tenant.sharepoint.com/) by default points to the classic root site collection . With the introduction of modern sites, users like to build new modern sites collections/hubs (created under <tennantUrl>/sites or /teams). There should be an option in Admin Center to set a new site collection as default when the tenant url is browsed. We have an old Intranet site deployed at the tenant URL. Now we would like to use the tenant URL to go the new Modern communication site instead of the old default classic team site. Can this feature to switch/set root site collection be introduced please ? Thanks.

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