How to change a primary domain in the Admin console

Problem

You do not have all details clear in order to change the primary domain and implications for users. 

Environment

  • Admin console
  • Domain Management

Solution

  1. Sign in to the Admin console.
  2. Click Account > Domains > Manage domains.
  3. Click Add a domain > Secondary domain.
  4. Add the domain's name there and start verification.
  5. After you add a secondary domain, make sure you verify the domain and activate Gmail or set up MX records in your domain host. 
  6. Once the domain is all set, click on Change primary domain and follow the steps to complete the process. 
  7. Now that the primary domain was changed, you can rename or update your users one by one in the Admin console or use Bulk update users option in Users.

Cause

The customer is in transition to a new brand and has not checked all the steps to complete the change.