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.
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.
Please do this as soon as possible. I have heard this from many communities so far . Any mergerd company has to go through all process for such a simple change .
Chris Goulding commented
We really do need this feature, the URLs at the moment are appalling.
definitely an issue which I am now facing. we have merged with one company and then taken over another company within the last two years. now we are rebranding. I am faced with having to find a way to reflect the new brand while stuck on a tenant that has the original company name (that will completely disappear soon) in the url.
needless to say marketing and product are not too happy with that and I currently have to use google drive for all external shares - which is a lot of overhead that could be avoided if I just could change the name to the new domain that already is fully integrated and verified on my tenant.
Please allow us to change this URL
Also when you create your account, it's easy to assume the email @something.onmicrosoft.com is only used temporarily - until you add your own domain. Only later on do you find that was the name of your SharePoint URL
Keith Powell commented
This seems like it should a fairly straightforward thing to do--to use the same domain name that one might use for the Exchange Online email addresses for an externally-facing SharePoint Online site as well.
Like Arvin...my company isn't using SharePoint because we can't change the URL.
we need this feature urgently - we must be able to give sharepoint a custom URL - we do this for onprem using an SSL certificate and a CNAME - please bring this feature!
Our company doesn't use sharepoint because of a pointless placeholder name we used early on in development. We have 16 employees now, and we still don't use sharepoint simply because we cannot change the URL.