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How to Change Google Workspace Domain

How to Change Google Workspace Domain

Google’s Admin Console for Workspace accounts is an all-around hub for your organizational needs. You can even use it to manage all the Google accounts and enable Bard for all team members. However, there can be instances where you might have to change the domain associated with a Google Workspace account. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a new Workspace account just because your organization has changed its domain name. Google allows you to change the Workspace domain easily.

What to Know When Changing Domain in Google Workspace

While changing your domain in Google Workspace isn’t complicated, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind when doing it.

  • You can’t change the domain you purchased while signing up for Google Workspace.
  • Trial accounts cannot change their domain.
  • You need to verify the new domain first.
  • You can’t change the domain if you’re using a G Suite legacy free edition account.

Additionally, you must inform the domain host if you’re going to change the name. You might also have to change your domain settings. Lastly, tell your team about the change in the domain so they don’t have any trouble logging in once the change has been implemented.

How to Change Google Workspace Domain

Changing the domain associated with your Google Workspace account is a quick and straightforward process that can be done through the Google Admin Console.

  1. Open Google Admin Console and log in using an account with super administrator privileges.
  2. From the main menu, navigate to Account > Domains > Manage Domains.
    Manage domains setting in Google Admin Console
  3. Click Add a domain.
    Add a domain button on Google Workspace
  4. Fill up the necessary details on your new domain and, click Add domain & start verification.
    Domain setup form in Google Workspace
  5. Click Next: Go To Step 2 after verifying and reviewing your DNS.
  6. Add the verification record of the domain on the next page. Click Protect Domain when done.
    Verifying domain in Google Workspace
  7. Head to the domain management page and click Make Primary next to your new domain.
  8. Select Change Primary Domain to confirm.

This change can take up to 48 hours to reflect.

Keep Your Google Workspace Updated

Knowing how to switch domains is vital for any Google Workspace admin. You never know when you might have to do this, but with this guide, you’re at least always prepared to do it. You can get a free Google Workspace account if you have not tried it yet and want to do so before paying.

Q: How many times can I change the domain in Google Workspace?

A: You can change it as many times as you want if you have a verified domain to switch to. Also, remember that you can only have 600 domains on your account.

Q: How much is a domain in Google Workspace?

A: Domains are free as you pay for those from your web host. You can also buy a domain from Google via Google Domains, starting from $30.

Q: Can anyone change the domain in a Google Workspace account?

A: No. Only those with super administrator privileges can change the domain on a Workspace account.

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Jonas Sunico

Dec 2, 2023

Jonas is a writer with over 6 years of experience in the tech and gaming industry. He holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from University of the East Philippines and is one of the proud leaders of the academe's Journalism Society. At heart, he's a hardcore tech junkie that loves video games, the latest gadgets, and the wonderful science behind social media and AI.

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