If you’re using Shared Hosting, VPS Hosting or Dedicated Hosting with Bluehost, you’re able to change the primary domain on the account. There are some things to consider however which we will detail here and give you instructions on how you can do this.
Why Change your Primary Domain?
There are several reasons why you might want to change the primary domain of your account. The first is that you would users on your account to log into their accounts with a new primary domain name. You also might have lost ownership of the old domain and need to remove that from your account. You might also want to use the Google App Engine, this can authenticate via the user accounts on the primary domain.
You might also want to have more consistent branding in the Drive shares and Calendar invites. This will show in the user’s primary email address. Consistent branding can be useful for building good relationships across your brand.
Considerations for Changing Primary Domain Name
There are also some general considerations when you’re changing your primary domain. For one, when you change the domain name, it can take a while before the changes are made to your apps. And changing the domain name doesn’t automatically change the user’s primary email. You will need to rename the users to the new primary domain. This can be a lot of work and there are some problems with this approach. But you’re also able to change the group’s email addresses.
But before you start receiving emails from the new address, you will need to change the MX records and these must be set up pointing to the G Suite. You should complete this action before you change the name of the primary address.
Caution when Changing your Primary Domain
There are a few things that you need to know about the changing of the primary domain. The first is that rename cannot be completed if you’ve processed any hosting transaction within two hours. This can include transactions of original purchase, upgrading, downgrading, changing the term length, renewing term or canceling a renewal.
Newly registered domains cannot be cancelled after you’ve completed the purchase. If you would like a primary domain to be released, you will need to replace it with another domain. The newly purchased domain cannot be refunded, it will remain under your ownership for the term of the contract you signed when you registered the domain with Bluehost.
Also, if you plan on using Weebly, changing the primary domain name will stop you from being able to publish an existing site on the old and new primary domain. If you do use Weebly, it is highly recommended that you don’t change the primary domain name. Otherwise, you will have to rebuild your website.
Final Word: Can I Change My Domain Name Bluehost?
Yes, you can change the domain name on Bluehost. However, it isn’t a great option for the majority of business owners. However, if you would like to continue and are happy with the risks, you can easily do it. All you need to do is to speak to the customer support team at Bluehost.