Domain Migration for Google Apps – Primary to Primary

Looking to change your Google Apps primary domain name?

Companies going through a merger, acquisition, rebranding or spin-off often need to change the primary domain associated with their accounts. This post will show you how to migrate data to a new Google Apps for Business domain.

How a domain migration for Google Apps works:

Every migration requires both a source (old.com) and a destination (new.com). In the primary to primary scenario, the new.com Google Apps for Business account must first be created and users provisioned to serve as the destination for the migration.

An IT Admin. will run the email migrations for all users while the users migrate their contacts, calendars, Drive/documents and sites (as required). This process requires the IT Admin. to change all users passwords on source in order to run the email migrations. We recommend changing the source passwords to the same unique password created for each user when they were provisioned on new.com.

Project plan & change management:

The detailed project plan is available here and the change management template is available here. This is the change management information you can use to create the email informing your users of the migration.

When you’re ready to begin you may access our tool here.

If you ever need assistance, please check out our Knowledge Base or reach out to us at info@shuttlecloud.com.