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.
Eugene van der Merwe commented
<3 thank you for your consideration. We'll hold off our merger until this feature is in place, we don't want to embarrass our 1000 employees with the old defunct name.
steven sarginson commented
This is honestly crazy that you still cannot do this. Imagine the number of people not using Sharepoint because they accidentally set it up as bobjones.sharepoint.com. Unbelievable and unacceptable
They understood the request. I was able to participate in the Pilot and did exactly as described domain1.sharepoint to domain2.sharepoint. That was last June.
re-reading the comments from Microsoft on this case it appears that they have misunderstood the requirement from the user who submitted this request.
Microsoft have come back and said they are developing the ability to
The second feature is developed and working now I can confirm and I suspect Microsoft think the issue is now resolved.
However its not what we asked for!
I am going to create a new user voice that is clear to Microsoft and ask that you share and vote on the new request since its clear Microsoft are no longer monitoring this request and the Program Manager appears to be no loner working at Microsoft to provide further feedback.
Microsoft, please give us a status update on this, which is the number 1 requested feature in Office 365 and SharePoint. Thank you.
Please provide any sort of update on this. Something just to let us know what is happening! It's very disconcerting that there has been so much support of this idea and that there's been zero communication for 4 Months!
This has cost 5 people their job in a friendly company within the last 2 years already, due to burn out... and more will follow... because the Management does not accept it, the ITI People have to fulfil the Needs with literally 420h/month and more.. they are losing staff to the pressure and new guys are like coal-pieces to be burned. All started when the Company growed and renaming, fusions, Joint-ventures etc. became a Thing - currently the Name in this Company is chaning for each Project, and the tenant Migration would be needed every like 6 to 9 months, particularly the new Project Partner don't want to see the Name of a concurrent Company that was a Partner a year ago in their ACTUAL Projects, that is Business critical. Said friendly Company is avoiding SharePoint and OneDrive totally and using third Party or self made Shares and this is what produces so much over-time... SharePoint in particular is just not useable, it is non existent for this Company.
based on a simple investigation it appears Matthew Carlson is no longer with Microsoft and he has invested interests in his startup TouchMail..
Guess this project has fallen by the wayside.
Contacted Microsoft they have no idea about this project neither is it on their Road Map or radar. I asked that they please update this user voice and they requested that we provide feedback in Windows Feedback if we want this to progress any further. Told them we were asked to create the request in UserVoice the feedback is there we have enough votes and we have confirmation from Microsoft that this is in development for over 2 years already... It would be counter productive to start placing feedback elsewhere and manage feedback for a request in several different channels.
So i got to migrate exchange, OneDrive & SharePoint from one tenant to another to change the SharePoint domain name... Glad the customer is willing to pay for this after explaining the issue is with Microsoft.
Nick Orlich commented
We are also in dire need for this feature, please finish this!
Jan bugess commented
Get on with this already. 2 years "working on it" and still waiting
We're only a small business and it's making our life very difficult. I can't imagine how some of your larger corporate enterprises are managing.
based on admin notes Microsoft have been working on this since January 2018 2 years later and still working on it with no idea on a time frame? Any project managers at Microsoft?
Can you give a status update? This functionality is much needed!
Josh Beaumont commented
Please can we have an update on this, I am currently holding off moving all of a customers data set to share point as they changed company name and sharepoint URL still reflects the original company name which they don't want to see.
Microsoft, please fix this. Any update? Thank you,
The need is absolutely there. we don't want to do expensive tenant migration. Please make this feature a high priority.
Danial Shaikh commented
Hurry up Microsoft! We've been waiting forever for this functionality. The update in November implied that it'd be available soon and my level of disappointment now increases daily.
I come and stare at this thread once a week, praying that more 'WORKING ON IT' boxes show up.
Chris Brawley commented
We have rebranded our company and moving to a new tenant is simply not a viable solution. Please make this a public preview ASAP as I am trying to deploy my company SPO infrastructure and this limitation means we have to confuse users with our old branding until the URL can be renamed.