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.
Thanks for your feedback! Just a note to let you know that we’re building your suggestion now. We plan to increase availability to this feature throughout 2019.
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.
Nicklas Jepsen commented
Can you please provide any update on the availability of this feature as we have a business need that depends on it, otherwise we need to look for alternative providers.
Danie Cronje commented
This needs to be fully rolled out ASAP. I am in South Africa and I see there are other companies that can already do this but we still cannot. This is driving me up the walls.
Julio cesar commented
hello, my problem is related to this topic, many of the files I work from Sharepoint do not let me open because it exceeds the limit of characters per link and for us changing the name of the active site: "document center - documents" is vital for We shorten the link and be able to open synchronized documents.
Wesley Kirkland commented
Considering this is being worked on will this apply to onedrive links as well? Will custom domains with SSL be supported or just a new onmicrosoft name?
Any update Microsoft? We really need this and it's the top requested feature on SharePoint user voice. Thank you,
Darren Tilbury commented
We need this also due to new company name.
We are having the same issue, need to rename the tenant.
Any update when this will be available?
I really can't believe this hasn't been done yet. Our Microsoft evangelist said it was in the pipeline and you were "working on it" in Jan 2018. Last update was over 6 months ago...
Microsoft, any update on this? We need this for rebranding and acquisitions.
Jens Ole Mortensen commented
I really need this feature because when I at the first was creating my office 365 account I got an Initial account domain because my domain included a "-" and now i'm stucked with that initial domain sharepoint URL for my sharepoint domain forever. I'm not so happy for that... I would like to use my bussiness domain for that instead. Is there any estamate for this feature to be released?
We acquired a much smaller agency a few years ago who had Sharepoint and O365 before the rest of us. Now the entire agency's tenant name is stuck as this former smaller agency's name. We need to get this fixed ASAP. Any update on this feature? Thanks!
Definitely a must have!!
Hohyeong Lee commented
Please Microsoft team. It has been a long waiting feature request.
This is a feature that will hopefully be completed soon as my company changed its name 5 years ago and are stuck with our old name in the domain. Shared links look like phishing emails to new employees who have no idea about any history of the company prior to their acquisition.
Please, please, please get this feature wrapped up soon. :)
Hi Mattew Carlson, We hope that you can implement this as soon as possible in order for other customers to modify the name of it and this will be beneficial. May I also know what will happen to the associated subsites or files or files that has been shared? Does it also automatically rename the sites or they need to manually resend the share files or sites.
We need this - we help companies go through rebranding and acquisitions and this is always a stumbling block. a tenant to tenant migration is a large and timely project - delaying business.
Please fix this or at least allow the URLs to be editable for OneDrive/SharePoint URLs (public facing ones)
Sagar Shah commented
Please...we need this. Companies goes rebranding and acquisitions all the time and we cannot stick to old tenant name.
Please fix this or atleast allow us to use alternate method to change OneDrive URLs.