Can't rename a SharePoint team site

It isn’t possible to simply change the name of an existing team site or tenant because of how the architecture works for Office 365 team sites.

For example, you cannot change:

  • to

  • to

Workaround: change the domain of a team site

If you must change the domain of a team site (for example, change to 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 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).

  3. (Optional) Move any email, files, or other data you may have set up with that account to the new one.

Workaround: change the name of a site

To change the name of a site, for example, from to, you need to create a new site and then move all the content from the old site to the new one. Follow the steps in this this KB article.

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