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.
Providing the ability to scale from renaming individual sites, to all sites within a SharePoint tenant, while ensuring a consistent user experience across M365 is a complex problem. We have been working hard on this long-awaited feature and are currently validating this with a subset of customers in a closed (no longer accepting nominations) Private Preview Program. As we consolidate their feedback, we will provide another update in the next few months.
Pavel Garmashov commented
Renaming definitely should be supported, no doubt here.
And with the option to hand over DNS management to O365 using custom domains for site collections should be feasible (as msft can manage bindings dynamically as actual records need updating). Could've made it work on third-party DNS, too.
John Howell commented
It is absurd that we can't even create and use additional custom domains for the shareponit address (in light of not being easy to change the original tenant domain). Please get this sorted.
Richard B commented
Letting us add new site collections under an alternate sub-domain is a start - just allow us to do that and then from there you can look into finding the way to change existing sites.
It would be significantly easier to migrate data to a new site collection within the same tenant as opposed to an entirely new tenant.
Ian Caldwell commented
This is awful. Full stop. We are re-branding and we cannot continue to use the old name which features in ALL shared links to Sharepoint or OneDrive. I don't care about changing the name - just remove the name so it is never, ever an issue again. Microsoft's suggested solution of migration an entire tenant is useless.
Alexander Dixon commented
This suggestion and the comments underneath it are mixing up two different issues:
1 - renaming your tenant (xxx.sharepoint.com to yyy.sharepoint.com)
2 - renaming the site collections in your tenant (xxx.sharepoint.com/sites/yyy to xxx.sharepoint.com/sites/zzz)
Could someone (the SharePoint Experiences Team?) tidy this up so we are talking about the same thing?
Rob H commented
If O365 allows multiple custom domains, it should follow that tenants would have full functionality from those domains. As it is today, we can't do much with those other domains as we can't use their URL's in SharePoint, but can with Exchange/Outlook. And getting a new subscription is filled with challenges as the domain name is already in use with email, maybe additional apps.
It matters not for me to rename original domain to new domain, it does matter to be able to fully use the additional domains.
That is irrelevant to this request. That's a teams problem not a URL renaming issue.
Is there any update on this? It's creating havoc within the Microsoft Teams platform because there is often a necessity to rename a Teams channel, which rename the associated SharePoint path to the folders associated with that new name.
Taz Mukorombindo commented
totally agree, and u may want to host a training site, so say culturalcompetency.online whilst its in your sharepoint so it could be sharepoint.culturalcompetency.online, and still sit in office 365 tenant
They have redirects with this new Geo location data move stuff, so they "should" be able to let us set URLs you would think soon using same tech.
It's great that you recognize it, thanks, this just made my day a whole lot better. It would be even better if you would do something about it. Have you heard about URL redirects, try calling Wordpress, they know how to do it.
Hi Microsoft and SharePoint Team. Any new Information or updates about this Vote.
I concur with many others. Microsoft have been thinking about this too long. Our initial 365 set-up was setup wrong so we have something that does not mean anything and is being rejected by our marketing department therefore meaning we cannot use a service we pay for.
Recent conversations with support reiterate that the only solution is migrating an entire organisation to a new tenancy. This is absurd in this era of cloud services.
Pretty sure you can rename site collection paths with the right tool or powershell. You just can’t change the domain section of the URL
Frederick Lin commented
For those that have decided to implement naming policies, this is important that we have the ability to rename modern SharePoint site collection URLs. What about sites that were provisioned before the naming policy is put in place? Or what if you change your naming policy and need to retroactively rename site URLs? These are new reasons to the existing use cases in the comments here.
I know this is a bit of a technical challenge since a rename in SharePoint would probably involve a backup/restore to a new site at a new URL (ie. downtime).
Ian Caldwell commented
We are re-branding. Can I change the sitename? Yes, says Microsoft support - with these three easy steps - and two are optional!
From: Office 365 Support [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: October-12-17 6:31 PM
Subject: Office 365 Ticket #
If you must change the domain of a team site (contoso.sharepoint.com to fourthcoffee.sharepoint.com) you will need to do the following:
1. Create a new Office 365 account and use the name that you want to use for the onmicrosoft.com domain as part of sign up.
2. (Optional) Remove your custom domain from the original account (the one with the team site name that you didn't want)
(Optional) Move any email, files, or other data you may have set up with that account to the new one.
Boian Soloviov commented
Dear SharePoint Team, are you still "thinking about it" after one and a half years? Out company just underwent branding changes and my boss presses me to change the URL. What do we do now?
Singaravelu S commented
This feature is really crucial for us as we are planning to rebrand our domain name and that domain name needs to be used as the subdomain.sharepoint.com
Hope you implement it as early as possible.
Soooo, I noticed at ignite, with geo location, that URL's for sharing links etc. actually change..... Hoping they can use whatever they are using for that, to let us rename URL's to onedrive/sharepoint, because in the demo's we saw, it's like tenant-location.sharepoint.com and it redirects existing URL items to it as well.
Close to 2018 and this still is not an option. Microsoft, please implement