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

Remove a domain alias or additional domain

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 or test domain alias 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. In the row for the domain, click Remove.
  8. Click Remove again to confirm.
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.

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.

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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