How to Remove a Domain From Your Google Workspace Account

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

Steps to take before you remove a domain from Google Workspace

  • To remove a domain, first, remove all email addresses that use it.
  • You may have email addresses set up as users, aliases, groups, or group aliases. You must remove them before you can follow the steps below. Otherwise, you will get an error message.

To free up email addresses:

How to find all email addresses that exist on that domain

  • Type the domain you want to remove in the search bar in the Google Admin console.
  • This way, you will find all users, aliases, and groups that still exist under that domain.
  • Unfortunately, the search can’t find group aliases, so you have to go to each of your groups one by one and check for group aliases.

How to remove a domain from Google Workspace step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Remove A Domain From Your Google Workspace Account - Step 1

Go to the Admin console and under Domains, click Manage domains.

If you don’t see this option, click the little arrow to the right of Domains.

Step 2

How To Remove A Domain From Your Google Workspace Account - Step 2

Select Remove to the right of the domain you want to remove.

Note that you can’t remove your primary domain. To remove it, swap it with another domain first.

Step 3

How To Remove A Domain From Your Google Workspace Account - Step 3

Confirm that you’re sure you want to remove the domain, considering these consequences.

How long it can take for the domain to be removed

Please note that it may take up to 30 minutes for the changes to take effect. If you try to re-add it right away, you may get an error that it’s already in use.

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