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.
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.
Thomas Oestreich commented
Matthew, is there any chance for an ETA on this ... this is a post of DESPERATION!
I think Microsoft should consider upping the priority for this request as now a days we see more companies being split or merged. Thank you.
I am at wits end on this. When is Microsoft going to allow this?
When is Microsoft going to fix this?
100% required for our business to continue using Microsoft services.
What is the due date for the completion of this? Thank you.
Mark H commented
Hi when is this due for completion?
We changed our business name over a year ago now and we are still sending clients links to our old company name. This looks really amateur and confusing!
What is the current status on this????
Gavin Browett commented
Absolutely required. Would be good to know when this is implemented. We changed our business name last week, and now cannot line up our SharePoint tenant name in line with our brand. The likes of Atlassian allow us to do this, so would be great for Microsoft to get up to speed.
Rene Huerta commented
What is the actual time frame for this? Is this already on the roadmap?
Lars Henrik Juel commented
When we first registrered for Office 365 we had NOT settled on the final name for our company. Now 1 year later following a name search and evaluation process we have selected the final name, but can't change the tenant name. ugh... it is too cumbersome and risky to migrate to a new subscription just to change the tenant name, so we will be awaiting this functionality with much excitement.
Jeremy Beatson commented
Any update on this issue?
"Teams (for Office 365 group-connected sites)
After the site address is changed, users won't be able to view the team's files within the Teams app, but they can access them from Teams by selecting Open in SharePoint. This issue is actively being worked on and will be addressed soon."
I have attempted to change the URL for a group connected team and this is causing a lot of user frustration.
I really wish I knew about this issue BEFORE I changed the SharePoint URL, especially seeing as there is no possible rollback....
Robert Symmons commented
The most frustrating part of this is Microsoft's response seems to have completely missed the point Dan was making and instead of taking ownership of the actual issue, they've sugar coated a different solution to a different problem (renaming site URLs) instead of addressing the tenant renaming issue.
Nearly a 4 year old post and no progress or information! This post has nearly 9k votes:
Not a peep. At least not renaming a tenant.
Robert Symmons commented
Any update from Ignite on this?
Борис Васькин commented
When oh when this will be available? This feature is so looong overdue that we just can't wait to get rid of our deprecated tenant names that was made permanent by your bad design. We know, that you know that this is a real pain in the neck for so many clients of yours and it's so weird to me that you haven't fixed it yet.
Pekka Kilponen commented
We have bough a company who had sharepoint already and got information from Microsoft that its ok we could change the domain later on to our official name. However we still have to use old obsolete domain name obsolete.sharepoint.com because it cannot be changed. This is not good. Making a new sharepoint instance and copying all data to it is now too tedious operation. When this change will be possible?