Enable renaming the SPO tenant domain
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 as we continue improving the tech, and ensuring a smooth experience across Office 365 following the URL changes in SharePoint Online.
Scott Isaacs commented
@matthew.carlson or other admins -- I get that this is a non-trivial change, but it's been requested and voted for at least 4 years. As users, admins and partners, we need to know more than you are providing.
Can you please give another update to confirm:
- Whether tenant's domain name can be renamed, or only non-domain parts of the URL path as indicated in the roadmap.
- Any progress, approximate dates for alpha, beta, RC, etc.
- Anything at all
Honestly, it would be better to not have per-tenant domain names at all than to have a name that is incorrect or out of date.
Migrating to a new O365 subscription isn't an option. That's like telling someone to buy and move to a new house when all they want to do is change the locks on the door.
Mark Wyzykowski commented
We need an ETA date for this feature. It's been far too long without any real update from Microsoft about this lack of key functionality. Matthew Carlson please update us with an ETA. Is it possible that this will be released in 2020? We have customers that need to have this feature due to rebranding and M&A reasons. They are moving to Atlassian Confluence and ditching SharePoint Online. Moving away from Teams and back to Slack. It's a nightmare for us IT Administrators to convince them to stay with O365. At the very least an update would delay their decisions to move away from your service.
Jodi Thomas commented
We are facing the same thing- rebranded, fear migration due to potential data loss. PLEASE tell us an ETA for rollout.
Can you clarify if the plan is to allow you to change the tenant name, like in the example provided in the original post (https://tenant.sharepoint.com) or is it like what is described in the roadmap, where you can change other names in the URL structure? (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=Sharepoint%2CURL)
Also, when will it be live?
is there any eta for this feature? my business is merging with another business and we want to use an existing tenant as there is a large number of integration's within that tenant we dont want to lose. Being able to rename the SPO tenant domain would be extremely useful.
My company is also suffering from the inability to change our sharepoint domain from blah.sharepoint.com to somethingelse.sharepoint.com.
We are eagerly waiting for you to implement this feature.
Hi, was wondering if this will be implemented anytime soon? and if there's anything that we can do to help(maybe thru suggestions or recommendations on technical matters) just feel free to let us know so we can try to help you guys speed things up
Ian Caldwell commented
After waiting for years now for this feature, all I really want is the option to change the tenant domain once, to some random set of characters or numbers, so that a renaming will never be required again.
Geert van Gorp commented
Waiting for release please! :-)
Admin Petrotrade commented
Where. Is. The. Feature
Seriously how is this not fixed by now, how many years do we have to wait? Organizations re-brand! Come on Microsoft!
A Wassif commented
SharePoint development team, please finish this upgrade, it is very crucial to our operation and a few thousands more.
Bill G commented
let's go google or wait 2030...
Come ON Microsoft!!!!
Come ONNNNNNNNNN already!!!
long awaited, often promised - now the question is, when will the "working on it" state change?
hopefully not in 2 years.
This feature is a must have in today's industries, with mergers and buyouts
Christian Hagenhoff commented
@matthew.carlson: Has their been any progress with regard to being able to change the tenant name? Is the feature currently under development? If so, when can we expect the feature to be available? I would really like not having to go through all the trouble associated with migrating our whole organisation just to allow for such a seemingly simple operation.
@James Nicholas - That's not what is rolling out. They are rolling out the ability to rename a URL, not the tenant.
From the roadmap site:
In the SharePoint admin center you will be able to change site URLs by renaming them. So for example, if you have a site https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/Develpment, using the SharePoint admin center you can rename the site URL to correct the incorrect spelling of “Development."
James Nicholas commented
This is road-mapped to be deployed by end of year. Current road-map indicates that is being rolled out now with delivery time frame of Q4 Calendar year 2019.