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.
We are continuing to validate this long-awaited feature in a Private Preview Program with a subset of customers. Although feedback has been very positive we have identified a few things that we still need to address before we start making this more generally available. We appreciate that this is taking time, however providing a consistent user experience across M365 that continues to function as expected is a complex problem. We will provide another update within the next few months.
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Why is this taking so long
As Cloudpartner we need to change names all the time.
Now MSO365 lets you buy a new tenant and you have to move or migrate all data to the new tenant
Par for the course, I must say. Microsoft has never accommodated change of this sort, dating back to the long-before-the-cloud days, when it was fundamentally impossible to change the domain name on a Windows domain server. It's as if nobody in Bellevue ever contemplated a world where things change all the time (except for Microsoft-induced change, like when it dumps untested and unwanted new 'features' into its M365 products without warning and expects admins to pick up the shards that fly everywhere. That kind of change seems OK with them). This product is NINETEEN YEARS OLD, and it still doesn't have this critical functionality. This is quite simply indefensible. If anyone had been thinking of Sharepoint as a practical business tool, this would have been a core capability of the original design instead of being bolted on later as an afterthought - which, to be clear, still hasn't happened even after the months of promises contained in this thread.
Kiran Kumar Talikoti commented
Much awaited feature in SPO. Hope it will be implemented soon
I don´t know why they create my account with a very long domain name (tenant). We need to change it for our brand name. We need this feature!
Yes, this is massive. There needs to be a solution to this ASAP. There are far too many moving parts to effectively migrate an entire organization to a new tenant, especially an MSP with dozens of partner relationships.
Please provide an update client really needs this feature ASAP after name change
we are Microsoft CSP partner and if you get a small place in your Private Preview, we would be candidate.
Thanks in advance and in any way keep up going guys!
Any update?. This is not a trivial thing... There's a lot of company that had suffered a rebranding and need to update this....
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How long will this take? Seems like an easy quick thing for Microsoft to do. Simply allow us to set one of our verified domains for these services. Don't over think it - just make it happen already!
Any updates on this?
Following on this please, keep us in loop.
Keep looking for this feature that may really help changing name organisations!
Looking for this feature as well! Please keep us updated on progress.
This would be a great feature! I'm struggling with the same issue.
Abdul Hafiz commented
As a Microsoft Cloud partner and answerable to Microsoft users, we are trying to get a sense on any updates on this feature rollout.
We understand giving an exact date may be tricky, but it is always good to have a sense of the potential month or quarter this could be in.
If we can get an idea on the results of the private preview, that would be helpful too.
This is an oddly missing capability in the year 2020. For us this is critical as we have recently rebranded and wish to utilize our SharePoint with a new tenant name. Many other companies have done, are doing or will do the same.
Like others we'd like to know the ETA...is this weeks, months or years away from being a reality.
Keen to see this released as well.
I have a new M365 tenant who literally started with one domain to get up and running and rebranded within weeks, so would be great to not be locked into the original domain.
They don't even have any Sharepoint sites setup either, nor do they want to under the old original "temp" domain.
Is there an ETA on this reaching GA?
@Ian, That sounds great! Anyway I can enable the private preview or is it something I would have had to opt into a while ago?