How to Change the Primary Domain in Your Google Workspace Account

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Workspace administrators

Consider the domain alias or secondary domain options first

  • In most cases, you can change the primary domain.
  • However, it may not be necessary. Make sure to explore the Domain Alias and Secondary Domain options and see if those work for you.

In some cases, it’s not possible to change the primary domain in Google Workspace

You can’t change your primary domain if:

  • You are in the trial period
  • You purchased your domain through a Google partner
  • You have Chrome or Mobile Management licenses
  • You are using a Reseller account
  • You are on the free legacy G Suite edition

After changing your primary domain

How to change your primary domain in Google Workspace step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Change The Primary Domain In Your Google Workspace Account - Step 1

Go to the Admin console https://admin.google.com and under Domains, click Change your primary domain.

Step 2

How To Change The Primary Domain In Your Google Workspace Account - Step 2


Step 3

How To Change The Primary Domain In Your Google Workspace Account - Step 3

The new domain must be a secondary domain. If it’s currently added as a domain alias, you won’t be able to do this step. In this case, you need to remove it and then re-add it as a secondary domain.

Click on www under Select your primary domain and then select your domain from the list of domains, or type it in.


Step 4

How To Change The Primary Domain In Your Google Workspace Account - Step 4

Done! Optionally, you may want to update users’ email addresses next. 

Also, you can update groups’ email addresses.

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