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.
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"We recognize that this is important for customers..."
No you don't, or you would have addressed it and/or updated this 10 month old status.
Doug Mortensen commented
Please Microsoft. I am a partner and advocate O365, but this really needs to change.
Serge Ammosov commented
This is really - "the need".
To have an ability to change FQDNs for SharePoint Online site collections and related services Like Video Portal or Teams.
I understand Microsoft concerns about "security" since customer will need a write access at the SharePoint "farm" level but you can make this changes by request, manually or automatically using account with farm level permissions.
In more than 2k users environment this is really a headache for helpdesk answering users questions why the site URL is not "their company" url and why they should store data on non corporate servers, I mean sharepoinonline.com suffix.
In Office365 planning and migration documents MS suggest the Exchange Online as a first part of migration and Deployment, Skype as second and SharePoint Online as a third. But how can it possible when you have working Exchange Online and Skype create ANOTHER organization only for SharePoint Online to be able to have another FQDN? And in this case you will have to pay twice for E3 or E5. This is not applicable.
Support informed me the only option is to start a new tenant. This means all licenses need to be canceled, and new ones issued. Ok, fine, I'll do it. Start the process only to find out that due to my license types Microsoft can not refund the cost towards new licenses and I would have to purchase all new. Not going to happen. It has been a daily battle of Microsoft roadblocks and short comings.
Kelly McCormack commented
Where is this solution MS??!! Our company has changed names and now we are stuck with a URL that has an incorrect business name and is not legally ours! I am dumbfounded that this is such a limitation and also the lack of feedback. Currently paying big $$ for a substandard product and service.
Paul Ahern commented
Do we have any update on this from MS. It is prohibitive that we move to the office 365 however within that platform we cannot do the basics like change the domain name on a sharepoint site.
Rune Smistad commented
Very unfortunate not be being able to change domain for collaboration – companies change all the time. Moved from Google – was happy – not so happy anymore
So is MS still thinking about this? We changed organisation name in July last year and I cannot change my SharePoint Site Name? Last update from Microsoft is May 2016? Could we please get this on the roadmap and sorted!
This is completely absurd. Rebranding is hard enough as it is without this kind of nonsense.
Same remark here: after a merger need to change our Sharepoint/O365groups namings in an easy way. tenant migration is not a cost effective option
Steven Spray commented
Hello MS?! It's like talking to a brick wall, why do these "uservoice" sites exist? It's like the classic tangible "suggestions" box you used to see in shops. It's something that makes the end user/customer feel like they've made some impact by suggesting something but then an employee of said shops just goes around and empty this box in the refuse bin, lol!!
A "leader" in technology and Microsoft can't even offer this simple feature?
An Office365 support engineer sent me to this post to vote. (Lol...)
Here's there other option they gave... basically all I got from this was "We're too incompetent, so we'll rely on our clients!"
Two big thumbs down.
This is a basic requirement for any enterprise to adopt cloud services. we would like to use our own custom domain using a DNS CNAME pointing to primary site which has sharepoint.com url. This will help end user in many ways
This problem has been there since SharePoint 2007 it is pretty ridiculous that we are still voting for Microsoft to even consider this done. This major bug should have been fixed 2-3 versions ago. You should be working on releasing this as a hot fix immediately and should release instructions you how to manually fix this problem.
"While it may not be possible to change it so that entirely custom domains are used (eg contoso.com, instead of sharepoint.com)"
That is another serious issue, you would stuck with no logical solution to solve this,
You need to buy new LIC and then move all to that and so on ....... not practical really.
At least, to change your domain name to a new one, you have to remove the old one entirely, now i do understand how SharePoint works and the link to other services created in Office365, BUT that is why we move to cloud, to have such flexibility.
Sure they can do it, but lets hope they will put it on plans.
How about an update on this Microsoft?
Charlie Rube commented
Our company is considering a move from GSuite but this is a big sticking point. There are multiple companies involved and we need this flexibility.
R Webb commented
When is this *essential* requirement happening?
Why so little feedback from Microsoft?
Martin Wüthrich commented
Do you have an ETA, when your thinking about will be finished?
An answer like "it will never come" or "it will come until the end of 2017" would be really helpful.
Wil Santiago commented
Need this done!!!! Let us change the domain name.