Remove a domain or domain alias from your Google Workspace account

If you add a domain or domain alias to your organization's Google Workspace account that you no longer want to use with Google services, remove the domain from your account. After you remove the domain, users in your account no longer receive mail or other messages sent to the domain.

Remove a domain from Google Workspace or Cloud Identity

Remove a domain alias

To remove a domain that was added as a domain alias:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domains.
  3. Click Manage Domains.
  4. Locate the domain in the list. If it isn't listed as a domain alias, follow these instructions instead.
  5. In the row for the domain alias, click Remove. For a test domain alias, click Deactivate.
  6. Click Remove to confirm.
Remove a domain (not a domain alias)
Use Google Sites? Removing a domain permanently deletes any sites built in that domain. Before removing the domain, copy any sites that you want to save to another Google domain:
  1. Sign in as a user in the other domain.
  2. Follow instructions to copy a classic site.

To remove a domain that was added to your account with its own users and groups (not a domain alias):

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. Remove all user accounts, email aliases, and groups from the domain.

    Tip: At the top of the Admin console, use the Search accounts box to find any remaining users, aliases, or groups.

  3. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domains.
  4. Click Manage Domains.
  5. If there's a domain alias or test domain alias associated with the domain you're removing, in the row next to them, click Remove or Deactivate and confirm.
  6. In the row for the domain, click Remove.
  7. Click Remove again to confirm.

    If there are still users or groups with addresses in this domain or if this domain still has a domain-level alias, you get an error message and the domain isn't removed.

Change your account's primary domain

You can change the primary domain for your Google Workspace account if you no longer own your domain or want to use another domain.

When you cancel your Google Workspace subscription, your primary domain is removed from the account and all your account data is deleted.

Reusing your domain

Once you remove a domain or domain alias, you can use the domain name to sign up for a new Google Workspace account or add it to a Google Workspace account you own.

Typically you can reuse a domain's name in another account within 30 minutes of removing it. However, if the domain had a lot of user accounts or data associated with it, you might need to wait up to 24 hours before you can use it with another Google Workspace account.

Make sure you delete all users' email aliases that use the domain. Note that Google automatically creates an email alias with the domain for any user account you rename.

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