Remove a domain or domain alias from your Google Workspace account

To cancel or delete your Google Workspace account, follow these instructions.

If you have an additional domain or domain alias that you no longer use with your Google Workspace account, you can remove the domain from your account. Your users will stop receiving email and other Google services at the domain. 

Remove a domain from Google Workspace or Cloud Identity

 

New update being released: An updated version of this feature is currently rolling out to customers.
 
On your Admin console Home page, click Domainsand thenManage domains, and use the instructions that match what you see in your Admin console:
 
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Current version instructions
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 @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domains.
  3. Click Manage Domains.
  4. Find the domain you want to remove.
  5. In the Type column, the domain is listed as as a Domain alias or Domain
  6. Point at the row for the domain and click Remove.  
  7. Click Remove to confirm.
Remove an additional 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 has 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 @gmail.com).

  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 that's associated with the domain you're removing, in the row next to them, click Remove or Deactivate and confirm.
  6. Point at the row for the domain and click Remove
  7. Click Remove again to confirm.
New version instructions

Remove a user alias domain or secondary domain

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.
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. If you are removing a secondary domain:
    1. Delete any groups associated with this domain. 
    2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Users.
    3. Enter the domain you're removing in the search bar at the top of the Admin console.
    4. Rename any users that that are associated with this domain.

      Tip: If you have a large number of users, you can rename them in bulk.

  3. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domainsand thenManage domains.
  4. In Manage domains, scroll to the domain you're removing, and click Remove.

Reusing your domain

Usually, you can reuse a domain's name in your current Google Workspace account within 30 minutes of removing it. However, if the domain had a large number of users, you might need to wait up to 24 hours.

Note: To use the domain for a new Google Workspace account, you might need to wait up to 48 hours. Learn more
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