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.
Maybe, you cannot change the tenant name for SharePoint online because you will be able to use any existing Office 365 tenant that are used by another company. This make sense.
Waw, this is in "Thinking About It" status since May 2016. Is that right?
This is a must feature
Ian Deng commented
This is an essential feature for our customers, they just couldn't believe it when I told them they have to sign up for a new tenant, throw away years of work and migrate all data across...just how ridiculous you think Microsoft look now?
Srinivas Rautwar commented
It is mandatory to allow domain name change, not just sub domain.
For example: contoso.sharepoint.com to contoso.com
This is enterprise product and as a customer I should be able to use my own URLs. This will help me use my security products to apply rules based on domain names.
Srini R commented
Please fix this ASAP.
SharePoint online enterprise solution, but missing basic key feature. This is available in onprem version.
Common Microsoft, product is mature and this dimple feature. This will help a lot with branding and other security features
tom altman commented
Please fix this - we ended up with "trialaccount" in our URL. It looks unprofessional and is a mess honestly.
Not sure ow many votes this needs to get into the que...but lets keep voting.
Thomas Freuen commented
Please Make It so!
This is also critical for our organization, and a must if I'm to move my on-premise Sharepoint Solution to online.
thanks for your consideration.
Please MS make this line up with Domain names which are added to the O365 tenancy,this is critical
this is critical for us. We have a single group of people with multiple business names. Having the business name in the URL is a no go for us.... plus, the shared URL are way too long to include in an email.. (go look a Gdrive and shared URLs... they know the right way to do it)
Sam Easterday commented
We need this feature. This is critical.
SharePoint Experiences Team (Admin, Microsoft SharePoint), I can see the option "Rename Website" in SharePoint Admin Center, but this button is disabled. How can i enable it?
If this option is enabled, does it mean i could change website URL?
Edge browser resists loading resources on Sharepoint Online pages from our other other webservers because of this new Metro privateNetworkClientServer permission that Edge doesn't seem to have, which causes the resources to be blocked.
I've confirmed that a vanilla Edge browser "out-of-the-box" would allow the resources to load if the base domain name of our Sharepoint matched the rest of our web servers. So until someone sorts this out, Edge wont load our images, videos or webservices in Sharepoint and we'll just recommend they use another browser.
This is what's keeping me from using SharePoint.
Bernard Voss commented
Crazy that Microsoft is still apparently only thinking about rolling out this feature this should be top priority. We're currently merging several companies and the owners want to achieve correct branding of url's and not a 4 year old name that nobody uses anymore. But we're stuck with that or we need to setup a brand new subscription and then move all our data one by one to the new version. It's crazy.
this is unacceptable. The ability to use their own domain "sharepoint.company.com" has already caused several customers to opt not to use SharePoint online. inability to change the host portion of the URL is ridiculous. It's hard to believe anyone in a global company like Microsoft ever thought this would be acceptable even temporarily.
Tony Brock commented
Wow, so you really can't change this? That is inflexible, considering that someone hijacked the proper domain we would use in this instance.
Issues in choosing a tenant name needs to *clearly* be made more important to those making the decision. Additionally, there is no way simple availability should be the only deciding factor in tenant name approval.
Dan McIntyre commented
The fact this functionality doesn't exist already is a major problem for our company who are just embarking on a migration to SharePoint Online from on-prem. trying to ask a partner to remember https://portal.company.com is hard enough, never mind https://company.sharepoint.com/sites/portal.
Redirects are all well and good but not the most professional approach. HNSC would suffice.