How to Remove a Redirect Site in SharePoint Online?

Problem: When you edit the URL of an existing SharePoint Online site, it automatically creates a new redirect from the old site to the new site. So, You can’t use the old site URL for new sites as there is an existing redirect site with the old URL already in place!

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Delete Redirect site in SharePoint Online

So, we have to remove the redirect site to utilize the old URL, as SharePoint doesn’t allow us to reuse the old URL. The Admin center displays the “This site address is available with modification.” message. Here is how to delete the redirect site in SharePoint Online:

#Connect to SharePoint Online Admin Center
Connect-SPOService https://crescent-admin.sharepoint.com/

#Remove the Redirect site
Remove-SPOSite -Identity https://crescent.sharepoint.com/sites/Compliance

You can retrieve the list of all redirect sites using:

Get-SPOSite -Template REDIRECTSITE#0

More info on managing redirect sites in SharePoint Online: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/manage-site-redirects

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - SharePoint Expert with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. Love to Share my knowledge and experience with the SharePoint community, through real-time articles!

2 thoughts on “How to Remove a Redirect Site in SharePoint Online?

  • Hi, I get this error. Could you please help? I have removed the lock to see if that was the issue but still the same.

    Remove-SPOSite : The requested operation is not supported for site:

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    • Thid could be because the site is included in an eDiscovery hold or retention policy that is blocking deletion.

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